5164.05 [Renumbered from 5111.04] Coverage of services provided by outpatient health facilities.

(A) As used in this section:

(1) "Outpatient health facility" means a facility that provides comprehensive primary health services by or under the direction of a physician at least five days per week on a forty-hour per week basis to outpatients, is operated by the board of health of a city or general health district or another public agency or by a nonprofit private agency or organization under the direction and control of a governing board that has no health-related responsibilities other than the direction and control of one or more such outpatient health facilities, and receives at least seventy-five per cent of its operating funds from public sources, except that it does not include an outpatient hospital facility or a federally qualified health center as defined in the "Social Security Act," section 1905(l)(2)(B), 42 U.S.C. 1396d(l)(2)(B).

(2) "Comprehensive primary health services" means preventive, diagnostic, therapeutic, rehabilitative, or palliative items or services that include all of the following:

(a) Services of physicians, physician assistants, and certified nurse practitioners;

(b) Diagnostic laboratory and radiological services;

(c) Preventive health services, such as children's eye and ear examinations, perinatal services, well child services, and family planning services;

(d) Arrangements for emergency medical services;

(e) Transportation services.

(3) "Certified nurse practitioner" has the same meaning as in section 4723.01 of the Revised Code.

(B) Subject to division (C) of this section, the medicaid program shall cover comprehensive primary health services provided by outpatient health facilities with valid provider agreements. The department of medicaid shall prospectively determine the medicaid payment rates for such comprehensive primary health services not less often than once each year . The rates shall not be subject to retroactive adjustment based on actual costs incurred . The rates shall not exceed the maximum fee schedule or rates of payment, limitations based on reasonable costs or customary charges, and limitations based on combined payments received for furnishing comparable services, as are applicable to outpatient hospital facilities under the medicare program. In determining an outpatient health facility's rate prospectively, the department shall take into account the historic expenses of the facility, the operating requirements and services offered by the facility, and the geographical location of the facility, shall provide incentives for the efficient and economical utilization of the facility's resources, and shall ensure that the facility does not discriminate between classes of persons for whom or by whom payment for the services is made.

(C) An outpatient health facility does not qualify for medicaid payments under this section unless it:

(1) Has health and medical care policies developed with the advice of and subject to review by an advisory committee of professional personnel, including one or more physicians, one or more dentists if dental care is provided, and one or more registered nurses;

(2) Has a medical director, a dental director, if dental care is provided, and a nursing director responsible for the execution of such policies, and has physicians, dentists, nursing, and ancillary staff appropriate to the scope of services provided;

(3) Requires that the care of every patient be under the supervision of a physician, provides for medical care in case of emergency, has in effect a written agreement with one or more hospitals and one or more other outpatient facilities, and has an established system for the referral of patients to other resources and a utilization review plan and program;

(4) Maintains clinical records on all patients;

(5) Provides nursing services and other therapeutic services in compliance with applicable laws and rules and under the supervision of a registered nurse, and has a registered nurse on duty at all times when the facility is in operation;

(6) Follows approved methods and procedures for the dispensing and administration of drugs and biologicals;

(7) Maintains the accounting and record-keeping system required under federal laws and regulations for the determination of reasonable and allowable costs.

History. Renumbered from § 5111.04 by 130th General Assembly File No. 25, HB 59, §101.01, eff. 9/29/2013.

Effective Date: 04-10-2001