August 31, 2008 / Law Alert

Ohio's Healthcare Simplification Act Seeks To Place Healthcare Providers And Insurers On Equal Footing

The Ohio Healthcare Simplification Act, recently signed into law by Governor Strickland, seeks to improve the contracting process between healthcare providers and insurers and to standardize the credentialing process that insurers require of healthcare providers. The Act attempts to level the playing field by placing requirements and restrictions upon insurers in their contractual dealings with providers. The Act also requires the Department of Insurance to take steps to streamline and simplify the physician credentialing process used by insurers in Ohio.