DEFINITION
Health Care Payor

"Health care payor" means:

(a) Any insurance company authorized to provide health insurance in this state;

(b) A health maintenance organization;

(c) A health care service contractor;

(d) Any legal entity that is self-insured and provides benefits for health care services to its employees;

(e) Any legal entity responsible for handling claims for health care services under a state or federal medical assistance program;

(f) The State of Oregon or any local government within this state that makes payments for health care services;

(g) Any insurer authorized under ORS chapter 731 to transact workers' compensation or casualty insurance in this state; or

(h) Any employer authorized under ORS chapter 656 to self-insure its workers' compensation risk.

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