(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 contracts with medical providers for services including, but not limited to, the purchase or rental of durable medical equipment and supplies.
(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 .
R.C. 119.032 review dates: 11/17/2009 and 11/01/2014
Promulgated Under: 119.03
Statutory Authority: 4121.12 , 4121.121 , 4121.30 , 4121.31 , 4121.44 ,
4121.441 , 4123.05 , 4123.66 Rule Amplifies: 4121.121 , 4121.44 , 4121.441 , 4123.651 , 4123.66
Prior Effective Dates: 2/12/97, 2/14/05