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317:30-5-62.Coverage by category
[Revised 7-01-06]
(a) Adults. There is no coverage for adults.
(b) Children.Payment is made to long term care hospitals for subacute medical and rehabilitative services for persons under the age of 21 within the scope of the Authority's Medical Programs, provided the services are reasonable for the diagnosis and treatment of illness or injury, or to improve the functioning of a malformed body member.
(1) Inpatient services.
(A) All inpatient services are subject to post-payment utilization review by the Oklahoma Health Care Authority, or its designated agent. These reviews will be based on OHCA's, or its designated agent's, admission criteria on severity of illness and intensity of treatment.
(i) It is the policy and intent of the Oklahoma Health Care Authority to allow hospitals and physicians the opportunity to present any and all documentation available to support the medical necessity of an admission and/or extended stay of a Medicaid recipient. If the OHCA, or its designated agent, upon their initial review determines the admission should be denied, a notice is sent to the facility and the attending physician(s) advising them of the decision. This notice also advises that a reconsideration request may be submitted within 60 days. Additional information submitted with the reconsideration request will be reviewed by the OHCA, or its designated agent, who utilizes an independent physician advisor. If the denial decision is upheld through this review of additional information, OHCA is informed. At that point, OHCA sends a letter to the hospital and physician requesting refund of the Title XIX payment previously made on the denied admission.
(ii) If the hospital or attending physician did not request reconsideration by the OHCA, or its designated agent, the OHCA, or its designated agent, informs OHCA that there has been no request for reconsideration and as a result their initial denial decision is final. OHCA, in turn, sends a letter to the hospital and physician requesting refund of the amount of Title XIX payment previously made on the denied admission.
(iii) If an OHCA, or its designated agent, review results in denial and the denial is upheld throughout the review process and refund from the hospital and physician is required, the Medicaid recipient cannot be billed for the denied services. The reconsideration process outlined in (A) of this paragraph will end on July 1, 2006.
(B) If a hospital or physician believes that an long term care facility admission or continued stay is not medically necessary and thus not Medicaid compensable but the patient insists on treatment, the patient must be informed that he/she will be personally responsible for all charges. If a Medicaid claim is filed and paid and the service is later denied the patient is not responsible. If a Medicaid claim is not filed and paid the patient can be billed.
(2) Utilization control requirements.
(A) Certification and recertification of need for inpatient care. The certification and recertification of need for inpatient care must be in writing and must be signed and dated by the physician who has knowledge of the case that continued inpatient care is required. The certification and recertification documents for all Medicaid patients must be maintained in the patient's medical records or in a central file at the facility where the patient is or was a resident.
(i) Certification. A physician must certify for each applicant or recipient that inpatient services in a long term care hospital were needed. The certification must be made at the time of admission or, if an individual applies for assistance while in a hospital, before the Medicaid agency authorizes payment.
(ii) Recertification. A physician must recertify for each applicant or recipient that inpatient services in the long term care hospital are needed. Recertification must be made at least every 60 days after certification.
(B) Individual written plan of care.
(i) Before admission to a long term care hospital, an interdisciplinary team including the attending physician or staff physician must establish a written plan of care for each applicant or recipient. The plan of care must include:
(I) Diagnoses, symptoms, complaints, and complications indicating the need for admission,
(II) the acuity level of the individual,
(III) Objectives,
(IV) Any order for medication, treatments, restorative and rehabilitative services, activities, therapies, social services, diet and special procedures recommended for the health and safety of the patient,
(V) Plans for continuing care, including review and modification to the plan of care, and
(VI) Plans for discharge.
(ii) The attending or staff physician and other personnel involved in the recipient's care must review each plan of care at least every 90 days.
(iii) All plans of care and plan of care reviews must be clearly identified as such in the patient's medical records. All must be signed and dated by the physician and other treatment team members in the required review interval.
(iv) The plan of care must document appropriate patient and/or family participation in the development and implementation of the treatment plan.
(C) Continued stay review. The facility must complete a continued stay review at least every 90 days.
(i) The methods and criteria for the continued stay review must be contained in the facility utilization review plan.
(ii) Documentation of the continued stay review must be clearly identified as such, signed and dated by the committee chairperson, and must clearly state the continued stay dates and time period approved.

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.