(A) Pursuant to section 5111.02 of the Revised Code, the director of job and family services shall adopt rules establishing procedures for the use of time-limited provider agreements under the medicaid program. Except as provided in division (E) of this section, all provider agreements shall be time-limited in accordance with the procedures established in the rules.
The department of job and family services shall phase-in the use of time-limited provider agreements pursuant to this section during a period commencing not later than January 1, 2008, and ending January 1, 2015.
(B) In the use of time-limited provider agreements pursuant to this section, all of the following apply:
(1) Each provider agreement shall expire not later than seven years from the effective date of the agreement.
(2) During the phase-in period specified in division (A) of this section, the department may provide for the conversion of a provider agreement without a time limit to a provider agreement with a time limit. The department may take an action to convert the provider agreement by sending a notice by regular mail to the address of the provider on record with the department advising the provider of the conversion.
(3) The department may make the effective date of a provider agreement retroactive for a period not to exceed one year from the date of the provider's application for the agreement, as long as the provider met all medicaid program requirements during that period.
(C) The rules for use of time-limited provider agreements pursuant to this section shall include a process for re-enrollment of providers. All of the following apply to the re-enrollment process:
(1) The department of job and family services may terminate a time-limited provider agreement or deny re-enrollment when a provider fails to file an application for re-enrollment within the time and in the manner required under the re-enrollment process.
(2) If a provider files an application for re-enrollment within the time and in the manner required under the re-enrollment process, but the provider agreement expires before the department acts on the application or before the effective date of the department's decision on the application, the provider may continue operating under the terms of the expired provider agreement until the effective date of the department's decision.
(3) A decision by the department to approve an application for re-enrollment becomes effective on the date of the department's decision. A decision by the department to deny re-enrollment shall take effect not sooner than thirty days after the date the department mails written notice of the decision to the provider. The department shall specify in the notice the date on which the provider is required to cease operating under the provider agreement.
(D) Pursuant to section 5111.06 of the Revised Code, the department is not required to take the actions specified in division (C)(1) of this section by issuing an order pursuant to an adjudication conducted in accordance with Chapter 119. of the Revised Code.
(E) The use of time-limited provider agreements pursuant to this section does not apply to provider agreements issued to the following, including any provider agreements issued to the following that are otherwise time-limited under the medicaid program:
(1) A managed care organization under contract with the department pursuant to section 5111.17 of the Revised Code;
(2) A nursing facility, as defined in section 5111.20 of the Revised Code;
(3) An intermediate care facility for the mentally retarded, as defined in section 5111.20 of the Revised Code;
(4) A hospital.
Amended by 128th General AssemblyFile No.9,HB 1, §101.01, eff. 10/16/2009.
Effective Date: 2007 HB119 09-29-2007