The Ohio House Civil and Commercial Law Committee continues to consider legislation to establish uniform contract provisions between healthcare providers and third-party payors, to establish standardized credentialing, and to require third-party payors to provide healthcare providers specific information relating to enrollees. House Bill 125, which is referred to as the Healthcare Simplification Act, is strongly supported by the Ohio State Medical Association.

Insurers object to many of the bill’s provisions, including those relating to the renting or selling of provider networks, all products contract clauses, summary disclosure forms, and notices of amendments. While interested party meetings will likely continue over the summer months, further legislative deliberations are not expected to take place until the fall.