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OhioBWC - Basics:  Health Partnership Program (HPP)

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Health Partnership Program (HPP)

Bringing high-quality, cost-effective workers' compensation health care to the employers and employees of Ohio!

HPP and the Qualified Heath Plan (QHP) - for self-insuring employers ushered in a new era in health care for Ohio's injured workers.

Through the combined efforts of BWC, business, organized labor and health-care providers, we've created a workers' compensation managed-care system we hope will meet our customers' needs for years to come.

HPP is truly a partnership, BWC and the private-sector managed care organizations (MCOs) certified to participate in HPP work together to provide comprehensive claims-management and medical-management services to the employers and employees of Ohio.

If your employer is participating in the HPP, you can expect:

  • Higher quality medical care;
  • Timely access to medical services;
  • Choice of any BWC-certified health-care provider. In an emergency or initial visit, any provider is covered by HPP. If your claim's date of injury is prior to Oct. 20, 1993, you may continue to see that provider regardless of certification. However, if you change doctors, you must choose a BWC-certified provider;
  • 100-percent coverage of an allowed claim's medical costs;
  • No co-pays;
  • To receive a card that will identify your employer's MCO to providers;
  • Your MCO, your employer and BWC to provide training.

If your employer is self-insured and has a QHP, you can expect:

  • Higher quality medical care;
  • Timely access to medical services;
  • To be provided with the list of health-care providers participating in your employer's QHP;
  • Choice of any QHP panel provider or an option to choose a non-panel, BWC-certified, health-care provider;
  • To seek initial treatment from a QHP provider;
  • Your employer's QHP to medically manage your claim regardless of provider and panel relationship;
  • The option to return to a QHP panel provider at any time.