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Speaker: Freddie Johnson, Chief, Medical Services and Compliance Officer, Ohio Bureau of Workers' Compensation
Freddie Johnson is BWC’s Chief Medical Services and Compliance Officer. In that capacity, he is accountable for managing the various business areas and strategies necessary for coordinating BWC’s health-care services through a network of providers and managed care organizations (MCOs). Under his purview the various business operation are responsible for: 1. Develop, maintain and execute quality and cost-effective medical, vocational rehabilitation and pharmaceutical benefits plans and associated fee schedules; 2. Develop and support the appropriate managed-care processes, including contract management and training; 3. Establish and maintain a quality pool of medical and vocational service providers to make certain injured workers have access to quality, cost-effective and timely care; 4. Establish, maintain and implement claims, medical and vocational policies, rules and training to direct handling of claims from inception to resolution. 5. Evaluate and process medical bills, guaranteeing proper and timely payment consistent with benefits plan criteria. Freddie has been with the bureau since June of 2008. Prior to BWC, Freddie work as the CFO for Parman Group, a former vocational rehabilitation service company. Freddie also worked in various leadership roles, with Nationwide BetterHealth. After a nine-year professional career with the State of Ohio Department of Health, Freddie in 1994 joined Nationwide Insurance as a Manager within the Office of Health Planning & Development. Freddie received his J.D. from the Capital University Law & Graduate Center and his Master's Degree in Public Administration from The Ohio State University. He is a licensed member of the Ohio Bar, The United States District Court, Southern District, and The United States District Court of Appeals, 6th Circuit.
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Session Code Session Title Session Type Day Time
6113 Medical Reimbursement and Coding Policy Updates Lecture (one hour) Wed., Mar. 8 11:00 AM - 12:00 PM
6116 Who Are the Players? The First 30 Days of a Claim Lecture (one hour) Wed., Mar. 8 4:00 PM - 5:00 PM
8025 Enhanced Care for Injured Workers: A BWC Pilot Program Lecture (one hour) Thu., Mar. 9 2:30 PM - 3:30 PM

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