(A) When a provider or beneficiary submits a duplicative claim for payment for health care services before the time periods specified in section 3901.381 of the Revised Code have elapsed for the original claim submitted, the third-party payer may deny the duplicative claim. Denials of claims determined to be duplicative by the department of insurance shall not be considered by the department in a market conduct examination of a third-party payer's compliance with section 3901.381 of the Revised Code. The superintendent of insurance shall have the discretion to exclude an original claim in determining a violation under section 3901.381 of the Revised Code.
(1) A third-party payer shall establish a system whereby a provider and a beneficiary may obtain information regarding the status of a claim for payment for health care services, provided the claim is not materially deficient. A third-party payer shall inform providers and beneficiaries of the mechanisms that may be used to gain access to the system.
(2) If a third-party payer delegates the processing of payments to another entity, the third-party payer shall require the entity to comply with division (B)(1) of this section on behalf of the third-party payer.
Effective Date: 07-24-2002 .