4123-6-46 Standardized or negotiated payment rates for services or supplies.

(A) The bureau or self-insuring employer may negotiate payment rates with health care providers for services and supplies provided in the treatment of workers' compensation claims.

(B) The bureau or self-insuring employer may enter into volume-based or optional-use contracts with medical providers for services including, but not limited to, the purchase or rental of durable medical equipment and supplies and catastrophic claim services.

(C) The bureau or self-insuring employer may inform injured workers of the availability of services, supplies, or equipment from particular health care providers with whom a contract for services or supplies, a negotiated payment rate for services or supplies, or a contract for cost-effective payment levels or rates has been entered into, so long as access to quality and convenient medical services or supplies for injured workers is maintained.

Effective: 11/13/2015
Five Year Review (FYR) Dates: 08/26/2015 and 08/25/2020
Promulgated Under: 119.03
Statutory Authority: 4121.12, 4121.121, 4121.30, 4121.31, 4121.44, 4121.441, 4123.05, 4123.66
Rule Amplifies: 4121.12, 4121.121, 4121.44, 4121.441, 4123.651, 4123.66
Prior Effective Dates: 2/12/97, 2/14/05, 2/1/10