(A) Payment is made for equipment, materials, goods, supplies, or services incurred by the claimant in connection with claims against the state insurance fund, public work relief employees' compensation fund, coal workers pneumoconiosis fund, or marine industry fund in accordance with section 126.30 of the Revised Code. For the purpose of this rule, the required payment date is the date on which payment is due under the terms of a written agreement between the bureau, or its agent, and the provider. Payment will be made either thirty days after the bureau, or its agent, receives a proper invoice for the amount of the payment due, or thirty days after the final adjudication allowing payment of an award to the claimant, whichever is later.
(1) A "proper invoice" includes but is not limited to the claimant's name, claim number, date of injury or occupational disease, employer's name, provider's name and address and assigned payee number, a description of the service provided, the procedure code for the service provided, the date provided, and the amount of the charge. If more than one item has been included in the invoice, each item is to be considered separately to determine if it is a proper invoice.
(2) If the bureau or its agent determines that an invoice is improper, the bureau or its agent shall send notification to the provider through the MCO at least fifteen days prior to what would be the required payment date if the invoice did not contain an error. The notice shall describe the error and the additional information needed to correct the error. The required payment date shall be redetermined upon receipt of a proper invoice.
(3) If an invoice is for payment of either a condition not allowed in a claim, or for a claim that is not allowed, the payment date is thirty days after final adjudication of allowance of the condition or claim. As defined in section 126.30 of the Revised Code, "final adjudication" is the date that the decision of the bureau, industrial commission, or court becomes final, with no further right of appeal. If any section of the Revised Code contains a faster timetable for payments, however, such provisions shall not be superseded by this rule.
(B) Interest shall be paid based on division (E) of section 126.30 of the Revised Code. Any interest charges payable under section 126.30 of the Revised Code are to be paid by the bureau of workers' compensation.
R.C. 119.032 review dates: 11/17/2009 and 11/01/2014
Promulgated Under: 119.03
Statutory Authority: 4121.12, 4121.30, 4121.31, 4123.05
Rule Amplifies: 4121.121, 4121.44, 4121.441, 4123.66
Prior Effective Dates: 2/12/97