In 1996, the Ohio Legislature passed House Bill 107 that mandated a managed care approach for work-related claims. As a result of that mandate, Ohio Employers, Health Care Providers, labor representatives and Bureau of Workers' Compensation (BWC) staff worked together to design the Health Partnership Program (HPP) and the corresponding Qualified Health Plan (QHP) for self-insured employers.
The purpose of managed care is to reduce employers cost of providing health benefits while improving the quality of care for the employee. Managed care organizations (MCOs) accomplish this through Workers' compensation case management, reducing workplace injuries, identifying fraudulent claims and other methods.
Learn more about Ohio Employer Workers' Compensation Rights and Responsibilities.
The next MCO Selection period will be May of 2016.
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