Ohio Bureau of Workers Comp To Hold Public Forum

The Ohio Bureau of Workers’ Compensation Board of Directors will host the first of two public forums on medical service improvements of interest and concern to Ohio’s employers and employees. The forum, Medical Issues Part I: Providers, will be held from 9:30 to 11:30 a.m. Thursday, April 24, at the William Green Building, located at 30 W. Spring St., Columbus.

The first 90 minutes of the forum will focus on enhancing BWC’s medical provider network. The final 30 minutes of the session will be open for public comment on any BWC policies, procedures or programs.

A second forum is planned for Thursday, June 26 from 9:30 to 11:30 a.m. and will focus on: scope of coverage and level of benefits for medical, vocational rehabilitation and pharmaceutical services; reimbursement methodologies for these treatments; and best practices for assuring efficient and effective delivery of the managed care process.

Medical providers, representatives of industries and associations and the general public are encouraged to register by April 18, 2008, their intent to address the Board by completing a form, which is available at On-site registration also will be accepted. Speakers will be selected on a first-come, first-served basis.