1751.73 Implementing quality assurance programs.

Each health insuring corporation providing basic health care services shall implement a quality assurance program for use in connection with those policies, contracts, and agreements providing basic health care services. Each health insuring corporation required to implement a quality assurance program shall annually file a certificate with the superintendent of insurance certifying that its quality assurance program does all of the following:

(A) Identifies a corporate board or committee or designates an executive staff person responsible for program implementation and compliance;

(B) Includes a process enabling the selection and retention of quality providers and health care facilities through credentialing, recredentialing, and monitoring procedures;

(C) Provides for ongoing monitoring of the quality assurance program;

(D) Assures a process for compliance by any entity or entities with which the health insuring corporation contracts for services;

(E) Includes a process to take remedial action to correct quality problems.

Effective Date: 10-01-1998 .