3923.233 Reimbursement for services of certified nurse-midwife performing service in collaboration with licensed physician.

Notwithstanding any provision of any certificate furnished by an insurer in connection with or pursuant to any group sickness and accident insurance policy delivered, issued, renewed, or used, in or outside this state, on or after January 1, 1985, and notwithstanding any provision of any policy of insurance delivered, issued for delivery, renewed, or used, in or outside this state, on or after January 1, 1985, whenever the policy or certificate is subject to the jurisdiction of this state and provides for reimbursement for any service that may be legally performed by a certified nurse-midwife who is authorized under section 4723.42 of the Revised Code to practice nurse-midwifery, reimbursement under the policy or certificate shall not be denied to a certified nurse-midwife performing the service in collaboration with a licensed physician. The collaborating physician shall be identified on an insurance claim form.

The cost of collaboration with a certified nurse-midwife by a licensed physician as required under section 4723.43 of the Revised Code is a reimbursable expense.

The division of any reimbursement payment for services performed by a certified nurse-midwife between the nurse-midwife and the nurse-midwife's collaborating physician shall be determined and mutually agreed upon by the certified nurse-midwife and the physician. The division of fees shall not be considered a violation of division (B)(17) of section 4731.22 of the Revised Code. In no case shall the total fees charged exceed the fee the physician would have charged had the physician provided the entire service.

Effective Date: 09-10-1996