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[Revised 09-14-2020]

The following words or terms, when used in this Part, shall have the following meaning, unless the context clearly indicates otherwise:

"Advanced practice registered nurse (APRN)" means a registered nurse in good standing with the board of nursing in the state in which services are provided, who has completed an accredited graduate level advanced practice registered nursing education program approved by the board of nursing in the state in which services are provided, and possesses a current national certification by a national certifying body recognized by the board of nursing in the state in which services are provided. APRN services are limited to the scope of their practice as defined in Title 59 of the Oklahoma Statutes (O.S.) ' 567.3a and corresponding rules and regulations at Oklahoma Administrative Code (OAC) 485:10-5-1 through 485:10-16-9.

"Behavioral health rehabilitation (BHR) services" means goal-oriented outpatient interventions that target the maximum reduction of mental and/or behavioral health impairments and strive to restore the members to their best possible mental and/or behavioral health functioning.

"Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services (CMS)" means the federal agency within the United States Department of Health and Human Services (HHS) that administers the Medicare program and works in partnership with state governments to administer Medicaid.

"Certified alcohol and drug counselor (CADC)" means an individual with an Oklahoma certification as an alcohol and drug counselor.

"Certified behavioral health case manager (CM)" means an individual who is certified by the ODMHSAS as a behavioral health case manager pursuant to OAC, Title 450, Chapter 50. Refer to OAC 317:30-5-240.3(h).

"Certified community behavioral health clinics (CCBHC)" means a service delivery model designed to provide a comprehensive range of mental health and/or substance abuse rehabilitative services. Services are furnished by an interdisciplinary and mobile mental health team that functions interchangeably.

"C .F .R ." means the Code of Federal Regulations

"Facility-based crisis stabilization (FBCS)" means emergency psychiatric and substance abuse services aimed at resolving crisis situations. The services provided are emergency stabilization, which includes a protected environment, chemotherapy, detoxification, individual and group treatment, and medical assessment.

"Family support and training provider (FSP)" means an individual who provides a system of care that is child-centered with the needs of the child and family dictating the types and mix of services provided, to assist in keeping the family together and preventing an out-of-home placement. FSP providers must:

(A) Have a high school diploma or equivalent;

(B) Be twenty-one (21) years of age and have a successful experience as a family member of a child or youth with serious emotional disturbance, or have lived experience as the primary caregiver of a child or youth who has received services for substance use disorder and/or co-occurring substance use and mental health, or have lived experience being the caregiver for a child with Child Welfare/Child Protective Services involvement;

(C) Successfully complete family support training according to a curriculum approved by the Oklahoma Department of Mental Health and Substance Abuse Services (ODMHSAS) and pass the examination with a score of eighty percent (80%) or better;

(D) Pass Oklahoma State Bureau of Investigation (OSBI) background check;

(E) Have treatment plans be overseen and approved by a licensed behavioral health professional (LBHP) or licensure candidate; and

(F) Function under the general direction of an LBHP, licensure candidate or systems of care team, with an LBHP or licensure candidate available at all times to provide back up, support, and/or consultation.

"Illness/wellness management and recovery (IMR/WMR)" means evidence-based practice models designed to help people who have experienced psychiatric symptoms. Elements include: developing personalized strategies for managing their mental illness and moving forward with their lives; setting and pursuing personal goals; learning information and skills to develop a sense of mastery over their psychiatric illness; and helping clients put strategies into action in their everyday lives.

"Institution for mental disease (IMD)" means a hospital, nursing facility, or other institution of more than sixteen (16) beds that is primarily engaged in providing diagnosis, treatment, or care of persons with mental diseases, including medical attention, nursing care, and related services, as defined by 42 C.F.R. ' 435.1010.

"Intermediate care facility for individuals with intellectual disabilities (ICF/IID)" means a facility which primarily provides health-related care and services above the level of custodial care to intellectually disabled individuals but does not provide the level of care available in a hospital or skilled nursing facility.

"Licensed behavioral health professional (LBHP)" means any of the following practitioners:

(A) An allopathic or osteopathic physician with a current license and board certification in psychiatry or board eligible in the state in which services are provided, or a current medical resident in psychiatry;

(B) A practitioner with a current license to practice in the state in which services are provided, within one (1) of the following areas of practice:

(i) Psychology;

(ii) Social work (clinical specialty only);

(iii) Professional counselor;

(iv) Marriage and family therapist;

(v) Behavioral practitioner; or

(vi) Alcohol and drug counselor.

(C) An APRN, certified in a psychiatric mental health specialty, and licensed as a registered nurse with a current certification of recognition from the board of nursing in the state in which services are provided; or

(D) A physician assistant (PA) with a current license to practice and in good standing in the state in which services are provided and has received specific training for and is experienced in performing mental health therapeutic, diagnostic, or counseling functions.

"Licensure candidate" means a practitioner who is actively and regularly receiving board approved supervision, and extended supervision by a fully licensed clinician if the board's supervision requirement is met but the individual is not yet licensed, to become licensed in a specific area of practice as outlined in (B)(i) through (vi) above. The supervising LBHP responsible for the member's care must:

(A) Staff the member's case with the candidate;

(B) Be personally available, or ensure the availability of an LBHP to the candidate for consultation while they are providing services;

(C) Agree with the current plan for the member;

(D) Confirm that the service provided by the candidate was appropriate; and

(E) Show that the member's medical record meet the requirements for reimbursement and the LBHP responsible for the member's care has reviewed, countersigned, and dated the service plan and any updates thereto so that it is documented that the licensed professional is responsible for the member's care.

"OAC" means Oklahoma Administrative Code, the publication authorized by Section 256 of Title 75 of the Oklahoma Statutes known as The Oklahoma Administrative Code, or, prior to its publication, the compilation of codified rules authorized by 75 O.S. ' 256(A)(1)(a) and maintained in the Office of Administrative Rules.

"ODMHSAS" means the Oklahoma Department of Mental Health and Substance Abuse Services.

"OHCA" means the Oklahoma Health Care Authority.

"O.S." means Oklahoma Statutes.

"Peer recovery support specialist (PRSS)" means an individual certified by ODMHSAS as a peer recovery support specialist pursuant to requirements found in OAC 450:53.

"Program of All-Inclusive Care for the Elderly (PACE)" means a home and community based acute and long-term care services program for eligible individuals who meet the medical requirements for nursing facility care and can be served safely and appropriately in the community.

"Psychiatric residential treatment facility (PRTF)" means a non-hospital facility contracted with the OHCA to provide inpatient psychiatric services to SoonerCare-eligible members under the age of twenty-one (21), as defined by 42 C.F.R. ' 483.352.

"Psychosocial rehabilitation services (PSR)" means face-to-face Behavioral Health Rehabilitation services which are necessary to improve the member's ability to function in the community. They are performed to improve the skills and abilities of members to live independently in the community, improve self-care and social skills, and promote lifestyle change and recovery practices.

"Qualified behavioral health aide (QBHA)" means a behavioral health aide who must meet requirements described in OAC 317:30-5-240.3.

"Registered nurse (RN)" means an individual who is a graduate of an approved school of nursing and is appropriately licensed in the state in which he or she practices.

"Serious emotional disturbance (SED)" means a condition experienced by persons from birth to eighteen (18) who have a diagnosable mental, behavioral, or emotional disorder of sufficient duration to meet diagnostic criteria outlined in OAC 317:30-5-240.1.

"Serious mental illness (SMI)" means a condition experienced by persons age eighteen (18) and over that have a diagnosable mental, behavior, or emotional disorder that causes serious functional impairment that substantially interferes with or limits one or more major life activities. Specific diagnostic criteria is outlined in OAC 317:30-5-240.1.

"System of care values" means a philosophy, which embraces a family-driven, child-centered model of care that integrates and coordinates the efforts of different agencies and providers to individualize care in the least restrictive setting that is clinically appropriate.

"Wellness recovery action plans (WRAP)" means a self- management and recovery system designed to:

(A) Decrease intrusive or troubling feelings and behaviors;

(B) Increase personal empowerment;

(C) Improve quality of life; and

(D) Assist people in achieving their own life goals and dreams.

"Wraparound approach" means a team-based planning and implementation process to improve the lives of children with complex needs and their families by developing individualized plans of care. The key characteristics of the process are that the plan is developed by a family centered team, is individualized based on the strengths and culture of the child and his or her family, and is driven by needs rather than services.




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Certified community behavioral health clinic is a service delivery model designed to provide a comprehensive range of mental health and substance use disorder services. Services are furnished by an interdisciplinary and mobile mental health team that functions interchangeably to provide the rehabilitation and treatment designed to enable the member to live successfully in the community.

317:30-5-265.Eligible providers

[Revised 09-14-2020]

(a) Agency requirements. CCBHCs are responsible for providing services to qualifying individuals within the provider's specified service area. Qualifying providers must:

(1) Be certified by the ODMHSAS as a community mental health center under OAC 450:17 and have provider specific credentials from ODMHSAS for CCBHCs (OAC 450:17-5-170 et seq.);

(2) Be under the direction of a licensed physician;

(3) Provide mobile crisis care twenty-four (24) hours, seven (7) days a week and have a twenty-four (24) hours, seven (7) days a week walk-in crisis clinic or a psychiatric urgent care, or have an agreement in place with a State-sanctioned alternative;

(4) Actively use an Office of National Coordinator (ONC) certified Electronic Health Record (EHR) as demonstrated on the ONC Certified Health IT Product List;

(5) Have a contract with a Health Information Exchange (HIE) and demonstrate staff use of obtaining and sending data through the HIE as well as policy stating frequency of use and security protocols; and

(6) Report on encounter, clinical outcomes, and quality improvement. This includes meeting all federal and State specifications of the required CMS quality measure reporting, as well as performance improvement reports outlining activities taken to improve outcomes.

(b) Interdisciplinary team. CCBHCs will utilize an interdisciplinary team of professionals and paraprofessionals to identify an individual's strengths and needs, create a unified plan to empower a person toward self-management, and coordinate the individual's varied healthcare needs. CCBHC teams will vary in size depending on the size of the member panel and acuity of the member. The treatment team includes the member, the family/caregiver of child members, the adult member's family to the extent the member does not object, and any other person the member chooses. Each CCBHC shall maintain a core staff comprised of employed and, if needed, contracted staff, as appropriate to the needs of the member as stated in the member's individual service plan.

(1) Teams shall at a minimum, include the following positions:

(A) Licensed psychiatrist;

(B) Licensed nurse care manager (RN or licensed practical nurse);

(C) Consulting primary care physician, APRN, or physician assistant (PA);

(D) At least one (1) LBHP and may include additional LBHPs and licensure candidates (see OAC 317:30-5-263);

(E) Peer recovery support specialist (see OAC 317:30-5-263);

(F) Family support provider for child members (see OAC 317:30-5-263);

(G) Certified behavioral health case manager II or certified alcohol and drug counselor (see OAC 317:30-5-263); and

(H) Qualified behavioral health aide.

(2) Optional team members may include the following:

(A) Certified behavioral health case manager I (see OAC 317:30-5-263);

(B) Licensed nutritionist;

(C) Occupational therapist; and/or

(D) Occupational therapist assistant under the supervision of a licensed occupational therapist.


317:30-5-266.Covered services

[Revised 09-14-2020]

CCBHCs provide a comprehensive array of services that create access, stabilize people in crisis, and provide the needed treatment and recovery support services for those with the most serious and complex mental health and substance use disorders. CCBHCs integrate additional services to ensure an approach to health care that emphasizes recovery, wellness, trauma-informed care, and physical-behavioral health integration. Initial screening, assessment, and diagnosis must be completed in order to receive a covered service. Services must be medically necessary and recommended by an LBHP or licensure candidate (see OAC 317:30-5-263). Services are covered when provided in accordance with a person-centered and family-centered service plan. Coverage includes the following services:

(1) Crisis assessment and intervention services.

(A) Service requirements.  This service is an immediately available service designed to meet the psychological, physiological, and environmental needs of individuals who are experiencing mental health and/or substance use disorder crises. Services include the following:

(i) Twenty-four (24) hours mobile crisis teams [see OAC 317:30-5-241.4(a) for service definition]. Reimbursement is triggered by the LBHP/licensure candidate crisis assessment;

(ii) Emergency crisis intervention service [see OAC 317:30-5-241.4(a) for service definition]; and

(iii) Facility-based crisis stabilization [see OAC 317:30-5-241.4(b) for service definition], provided directly by the CCBHC or by a State-sanctioned alternative.

(B) Qualified professionals.  Twenty-four (24) hours mobile crisis intervention is provided by either a team consisting of an LBHP/licensure candidate and a CM II or CADC, or just an LBHP/licensure candidate. Emergency crisis intervention is provided by an LBHP/licensure candidate. Facility-based crisis stabilization is provided by a team, directed by a physician, and consisting of an LBHP/licensure candidate, licensed nurses, CM II or CADC, and PRSS staff.

(2) Behavorial health integrated (BHI) services.

(A) Service requirements.  This service includes activities provided that have the purpose of coordinating and managing the care and services furnished to each member, assuring a fixed point of responsibility for providing treatment, rehabilitation, and support services. This service includes, but is not limited to:

(i) Care coordination for primary health care, specialty health care, and transitional care from emergency departments, hospitals, and PRTFs;

(ii) Ensuring integration and compatibility of mental health and physical health activities;

(iii) Providing on-going service coordination and linking members to resources;

(iv) Tracking completion of mental and physical health goals in member's comprehensive care plan;

(v) Coordinating with all team members to ensure all objectives of the comprehensive care plan are progressing;

(vi) Appointment scheduling;

(vii) Conducting referrals and follow-up monitoring;

(viii) Participating in hospital discharge processes; and

(ix) Communicating with other providers and members/family.

(B) Qualified professionals.  This service is performed by an LBHP/licensure candidate, nurse, CM II or CADC, and/or PRSS staff.

(3) Person-centered and family-centered treatment planning.

(A) Service requirements.  This service is a process in which the information obtained in the initial screenings and assessments are used to develop a treatment plan that has individualized goals, objectives, activities, and services that will enable the member to improve. For children assessed as SED with significant behavioral needs, treatment planning is a wraparound process consistent with System of Care values. A wraparound planning process supports children and youth in returning to or remaining in the community.

(B) Qualified professionals.  This service is conducted by LBHPs/licensure candidates, nurses, CM II or CADC, and/or PRSS staff. Treatment planning must include the member and involved practitioners.

(4) Psychotherapy (individual / group / family).

(A) Service requirements.  See OAC 317:30-5-241.2 for service definitions and requirements. Fee-for-service billing limitations do not apply.

(B) Qualified professionals.  This service is conducted by an LBHP/licensure candidate.

(5) Medication training and support.

(A) Service requirements.  This service includes:

(i) A review and educational session focused on the member's response to medication and compliance with the medication regimen and/or medication administration;

(ii) Prescription administration and ordering of medication by appropriate medical staff;

(iii) Assisting the member in accessing medications;

(iv) Monitoring medication response and side effects; and

(v) Assisting members with developing the ability to take medications with greater independence.

(B) Qualified professionals.  This service is performed by an RN, APRN, or a physician assistant (PA) as a direct service under the supervision of a physician.

(6) Psychosocial rehabilitation services (PSR).

(A) Service requirements.  PSR services are face-to-face behavioral health rehabilitation (BHR) services which are necessary to improve the member's ability to function in the community. They are performed to improve the skills and abilities of members to live independently in the community, improve self-care and social skills, and promote lifestyle change and recovery practices. Rehabilitation services may be provided individually or in group sessions through the format of curriculum-based education and skills training. This service is generally performed with only the member and the qualified provider, but may include a member and the member's family/support system when providing educational services from a curriculum that focuses on the member's diagnosis, symptom management, and recovery. A member who, at the time of service, is not able to cognitively benefit from the treatment due to active hallucinations, substance abuse, or other impairments, is not suitable for this service. Family involvement is allowed for support of the member and education regarding his/her recovery but does not constitute family therapy, which requires a licensed provider. Eligibility requirements and billing limits found in OAC 317:30-5-241.3 do not apply.

(B) Qualified professionals.  This service is solely restorative in nature and may be performed by a behavioral health CM II, CADC, LBHP, or licensure candidate, following development of a service plan and treatment curriculum approved by an LBHP or licensure candidate. The behavioral health CM II and CADC must have immediate access to an LBHP who can provide clinical oversight and collaborate with the qualified PSR provider in the provision of services.

(7) Psychoeducation and counseling.

(A) Service requirements.  This service is designed to restore, rehabilitate, and support the individual's overall health and wellness. Services are intended for members to provide purposeful and ongoing psychoeducation and counseling that are specified in the individual's person-centered, individualized plan of care. Components include:

(i) Delivery of manualized wellness management interventions via group and individual work such as WRAP or IMR/WMR; and

(ii) Emotional support, education, resources during periods of crisis, and problem-solving skills.

(B) Qualified professionals.  This service is provided by a licensed nurse, licensed nutritionist, or CM II or CADC within the scope of their licensure, certification, and/or training.

(8) Peer recovery support services.

(A) Service requirements.  See OAC 317:30-5-241.5(d) for service requirements.

(B) Qualified professionals.  PRSS must be certified through ODMHSAS pursuant to OAC 450:53.

(9) Family support and training.

(A) Service requirements.  See OAC 317:30-5-241.5(c) for service requirements.

(B) Qualified professionals.  Family support providers must be trained/credentialed through ODMHSAS.

(10) Screening, assessment, and service planning.

(A) Service requirements.  See OAC 317:30-5-241.1 for service requirements. Service billing limitations found in OAC 317:30-5-241.1 do not apply.

(B) Qualified professionals.  Screenings can be performed by any qualified team member as listed in OAC 317:30-5-265(b). Assessment and service planning can only be performed by an LBHP or licensure candidate.

(11) Occupational therapy.

(A) Service requirements.  This service includes the therapeutic use of everyday life activities (occupations) with an individual or groups for the purpose of participation in roles and situations in home, school, workplace, community, and other settings for the purpose of promoting health and wellness. Occupational therapy services are provided to those who have developed an illness, injury, disease, disorder, condition, impairment, disability, activity limitation, or participation restrictions. Occupational therapy addresses the physical, cognitive, psychosocial, sensory, and other aspects of performance in a variety of contexts to support engagement in everyday life activities that affect health, well-being, and quality of life.

(B) Qualified professionals.  This service is solely restorative in nature and provided by a qualified occupational therapist who is contracted with the OHCA or an occupational therapist assistant who is working under the supervision of a licensed occupational therapist (see OAC 317:30-5-295).

(C) Coverage limitations.  In order to be eligible for SoonerCare reimbursement, occupational therapy services must be prior authorized and/or prescribed by a physician or other licensed practitioner of the healing arts, in accordance with State and federal law, including, but not limited to, OAC 317:30-5-296, OAC 317:30-5-1020, and 42 C.F.R. ' 440.110.



[Revised 09-14-2020]

(a) In order to be eligible for payment, CCBHCs must have an approved provider agreement on file with the OHCA. Through this agreement, the CCBHC assures that OHCA's requirements are met and assures compliance with all applicable federal and state Medicaid law, including, but not limited to, OHCA administrative rules, ODMHSAS administrative rules, the Code of Federal Regulations, and the Oklahoma State Medicaid Plan. These agreements are renewed annually with each provider.

(b) Reimbursement is made using a provider-specific prospective payment system (PPS) rate developed based on provider-specific cost report data. The PPS rate varies by category and level of service intensity and is paid when a CCBH program delivers at least one (1) CCBHC covered service, and when a valid individual procedure code is reported for the calendar month. Care coordination services do not trigger a PPS payment when billed alone in a calendar month. For reimbursement purposes, members are categorized as follows, and are assigned to special populations by the State:

(1) Standard population;

(2) Special population 1. This population includes individuals eighteen (18) years of age and over with SMI and complex needs including those with co-occurring substance use disorder (SUD). Individuals between eighteen (18) and twenty-one (21) years of age can be served in either special population 1 or 2 depending on the member's individualized needs; and

(3) Special population 2. This population includes children and youth [ages six (6) through twenty-one (21)] with SED and complex needs, including those with co-occurring mental health and SUD.

(c) Payments for services provided to non-established clients will be separately billable. Non-established CCBH clients are those who receive crisis services directly from the CCBHC without receiving a preliminary screening and risk assessment by the CCBHC and those referred to the CCBHC directly from other outpatient behavioral health agencies for pharmacologic management.

(d) Additional reimbursement may be made to the CCBHC once in the same calendar month as the PPS payment for care coordination provided by CCBHC staff to members who are involved in a drug court or other specialty court program. Physician services provided to these members by the CCBHC are reimbursable using the SoonerCare fee schedule.

(e) Reimbursement rates will be reviewed bi-annually and updated as necessary by the Medicare Economic Index (MEI).


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(a) The following are non-billable opportunities for CCBHCs serving eligible members:

(1) Employment services;

(2) Personal care services;

(3) Childcare

(4) Respite services; and

(5) Care coordination.

(b) The following SoonerCare members are not eligible for CCBHC services:

(1) Members receiving care in an IM);

(2) Members residing in a nursing facility or ICF/IID;

(3) Inmates of a public correctional institution; and

(4) SoonerCare members being served by a PACE provider.

(c) SoonerCare members receiving services from a CCBHC are not eligible for enrollment in a SoonerCare behavioral health home.


Disclaimer. The OHCA rules found on this Web site are unofficial. The official rules are published by the Oklahoma Secretary of State Office of Administrative Rules as Title 317 of the Oklahoma Administrative Code. To order an official copy of these rules, contact the Office of Administrative Rules at (405) 521-4911.