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Health Information Technology in Ohio

Ohio has implemented provisions governing the use of health information technology in an effort to improve the quality of health care provided in the state.  By January 1, 2013, every Medicaid provider must use an electronic claims submission process for all claims for reimbursement; this requirement does not apply to nursing facilities, intermediate care facilities for the mentally retarded, or Medicaid managed care organizations.1  Pharmacies may utilize a computerized record-keeping system for all records relating to the practice of pharmacy, including drug utilization review, patient counseling and prescription information, and must maintain a patient profile on such system.2  Any health professional who furnishes a controlled substance or other dangerous drug must electronically report information to the state board of pharmacy regarding the patient, the prescription issued and the drug dispensed.3

 

Footnotes

  • 1. Ohio Rev. Code § 5111.052
  • 2. Ohio Admin. Code 4729-5-27
  • 3. Ohio Rev. Code § 4729.79

 

Health Information Technology in Ohio

Subtopic Statute/Regulation Description
Electronic health records (EHRs) Authenticating health care records – Ohio Rev. Code Ann. § 3701.75 All notes, orders, and observations entered electronically into a health care record must be authenticated by the individual who made or authorized...
Security of electronic health records and PHRs Authenticating health care records – Ohio Rev. Code Ann. § 3701.75 All notes, orders, and observations entered electronically into a health care record must be authenticated by the individual who made or authorized...
Personal health records (PHRs) Central clinical record – Ohio Admin. Code 3701-19-23 Each hospice care program must establish and maintain a central clinical record for each patient receiving care and services from the program. All...
Electronic claims submission if required as part of a program for reimbursement Electronic claims submission process; electronic fund transfers – Ohio Rev. Code Ann. § 5164.46 By January 1, 2013, each Medicaid provider must use an electronic claims submission process to submit to the department of job and family services...
Electronic reporting requirements Information to be provided by licensees who personally furnish drugs to patients – Ohio Rev. Code Ann. § 4729.79 Each licensed health professional authorized to prescribe drugs who personally furnishes a controlled substance or other dangerous drug must submit...
Electronic pharmacy, including e-prescriptions and e-prescribing Record keeping – Ohio Admin. Code 4729-5-27 “Record keeping”   All records relating to the practice of pharmacy, including prescription information entered into the record-...
Reporting Requirements – pharmacies or pharmacists – Ohio Admin. Code 3701-3-15 All pharmacies and pharmacists must immediately report by telephone or electronically to the health commissioner of the appropriate health district...