(A) To the extent that funds are available, the director of health shall establish the patient centered medical home education pilot project. If the director establishes the project, all of the following apply:
(1) The director shall select practices led by physicians and primary care practices led by advanced practice registered nurses to participate in the project. The director may consider the recommendations of the advisory group made in accordance with section 3701.925 of the Revised Code, but may not select a practice unless the practice complies with any applicable requirements under section 3701.926 of the Revised Code.
(2) The director shall conduct the project in a manner that advances education in the patient centered medical home model of care.
(3) The director shall evaluate all of the following:
(a) Learning opportunities generated by the project;
(b) Training of physicians and advanced practice registered nurses under the project;
(c) Costs of the project;
(4) The director shall assess and review results of the project.
(5) The director shall recommend best practices and opportunities for improving technology, education, comprehensive training, consultation, and technical assistance for health care service providers in the patient centered medical home model of care.
(B) The director may contract with an entity that has significant experience in assisting practices led by physicians and primary care practices led by advanced practice registered nurses in transitioning to the patient centered medical home model of care. The contract shall require the entity to do both of the following:
(1) Provide, to each practice that enters into a contract with the director pursuant to section 3701.927 of the Revised Code, comprehensive training, consultation, and technical assistance in the operation of a patient centered medical home, including assistance with leadership training, scheduling changes, staff support, and care management for chronic health conditions;
(2) Assist the director in identifying necessary financial and operational requirements and any barriers or challenges associated with transitioning to a patient centered medical home model of care.
(C) The project established under this section shall begin not later than the date the first practice enters into a contract with the director pursuant to section 3701.927 of the Revised Code and shall cease not later than the date the final report is submitted pursuant to division (B)(3) of section 3701.929 of the Revised Code.
(D) The project shall not be operated in a manner that requires a patient, unless otherwise required by the Revised Code, to receive a referral from a physician in a practice selected for inclusion in the pilot project under division (A)(1) of this section as a condition of being authorized to receive specialized health care services from an individual licensed or certified under Title XLVII of the Revised Code to provide those services.
Amended by 129th General AssemblyFile No.194, HB 303, §1, eff. 3/20/2013.
Renumbered from § 185.02 and amended by 129th General AssemblyFile No.127, HB 487, §101.01, eff. 9/10/2012.
Added by 128th General AssemblyFile No.36, HB 198, §1, eff. 9/6/2010.