5162.15 [Renumbered from 5111.101] Information required where annual medicaid payments exceed $5 million.

(A) As used in this section;

"Agent" and "contractor" include any agent, contractor, subcontractor, or other person who, on behalf of an entity, furnishes or authorizes the furnishing of medicaid services , performs billing or coding functions, or is involved in monitoring of health care that an entity provides.

"Employee" includes any officer or employee (including management employees) of an entity.

"Entity" includes a governmental entity or an organization, unit, corporation, partnership, or other business arrangement, including any medicaid managed care organization, irrespective of the form of business structure or arrangement by which it exists, whether for-profit or not-for-profit. "Entity" does not include a government entity that administers one or more components of the medicaid program, unless the government entity receives medicaid payments for providing medicaid services.

"Federal health care programs" has the same meaning as in the "Social Security Act," section 1128B, 42 U.S.C. 1320a-7b(f).

(B) Each entity that receives or makes in a federal fiscal year payments under the medicaid program, either through the medicaid state plan or a federal medicaid waiver, totaling at least five million dollars shall, as a condition of receiving such payments, do all of the following not later than the first day of the succeeding calendar year:

(1) Establish written policies for all of the entity's employees, contractors, and agents that provide detailed information about the role of all of the following in preventing and detecting fraud, waste, and abuse in federal health care programs:

(a) Federal false claims law under 31 U.S.C. 3729 to 3733;

(b) Federal administrative remedies for false claims and statements available under 31 U.S.C. 3801 to 3812;

(c) Sections 124.341, 2913.40, 2913.401, and 2921.13 of the Revised Code and any other state laws pertaining to civil or criminal penalties for false claims and statements;

(d) Whistleblower protections under the laws specified in divisions (B)(1)(a) to (c) of this section.

(2) Include as part of the written policies required by division (B)(1) of this section detailed provisions regarding the entity's policies and procedures for preventing and detecting fraud, waste, and abuse.

(3) Disseminate the written policies required by division (B)(1) of this section to each of the entity's employees, contractors, and agents in a paper or electronic form and make the written policies readily available to the entity's employees, contractors, and agents.

(4) If the entity has an employee handbook, include in the employee handbook a specific discussion of the laws specified in division (B)(1) of this section, the rights of employees to be protected as whistleblowers, and the entity's policies and procedures for preventing and detecting fraud, waste, and abuse.

(5) Require the entity's contractors and agents to adopt the entity's written policies required by division (B)(1) of this section.

(C) An entity that furnishes medicaid services at multiple locations or under multiple contractual or other payment arrangements is required to comply with division (B) of this section if the entity receives in a federal fiscal year medicaid payments totaling in the aggregate at least five million dollars. This applies regardless of whether the entity submits claims for medicaid payments using multiple provider identification or tax identification numbers.

History. Renumbered from § 5111.101 by 130th General Assembly File No. 25, HB 59, §101.01, eff. 9/29/2013.

Effective Date: 06-30-2006; 2007 HB119 09-29-2007