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317:30-5-137.Eligible providers to perform bariatric surgery
[Revised 12-03-09]
The Oklahoma Health Care Authority (OHCA) covers bariatric surgery under certain conditions as defined in this section. Bariatric surgery is not covered for the treatment of obesity alone. To be eligible for reimbursement, bariatric surgery providers must be certified by the American College of Surgeons (ACS) as a Level I Bariatric Surgery Center or certified by the American Society for Bariatric Surgery as a Bariatric Surgery Center of Excellence (BSCOE) or the surgeon and facility are currently participating in a bariatric surgery quality assurance program and a clinical outcomes assessment review. All qualifications must be met and approved by the OHCA. Bariatric surgery facilities and their providers must be contracted with OHCA.


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.