Section 5168.53 | Appeals.
(A) A nursing home or hospital may appeal the fee assessed under section 5168.42 of the Revised Code, as adjusted under section 5168.44 or 5168.45 of the Revised Code, and redetermined under section 5168.48 of the Revised Code solely on the grounds that the department of medicaid committed a material error in determining or redetermining the amount of the fee. A request for an appeal must be received by the department not later than fifteen days after the date the department notifies the nursing home or hospital of the fee and must include written materials setting forth the basis for the appeal.
(B) If a nursing home or hospital submits a request for an appeal within the time required under division (A) of this section, the department shall hold a public hearing in Columbus not later than thirty days after the date the department receives the request for an appeal. The department shall, not later than ten days before the date of the hearing, notify, electronically or by United States postal service, the nursing home or hospital of the date, time, and place of the hearing. The department may hear all the requested appeals in one public hearing.
(C) On the basis of the evidence presented at the hearing or any other evidence submitted by the nursing home or hospital, the department may adjust a fee. The department's decision is final.