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317:30-5-676.Coverage by category
[Revised 01-14-13]
Payment is made for speech and hearing services as set forth in this Section.
(1) Children. Coverage for children is as follows:
(A) Preauthorization required. All therapy services, including the initial evaluation, must be prior authorized. Prior to the initial evaluation, the therapist must have on file a signed and dated prescription or referral for the therapy services from the member's physician or other licensed practitioner of the healing arts. The prescribing or referring provider must be able to provide, if requested, clinical documentation from the member's medical record that supports the medical necessity for the evaluation and referral.
(B) Speech/Language Services. Speech/language therapy services may include speech/language evaluations, individual and group therapy services provided by a state licensed speech/language pathologist.
(C) Hearing aids. Hearing and hearing aid evaluations include pure tone air, bone and speech audiometry by a state licensed audiologist. Payment is made for a hearing aid following a recommendation by a Medical or Osteopathic physician and a hearing aid evaluation by a state licensed audiologist.
(2) Adults. There is no coverage for adults for services rendered by individually contracted providers. Coverage for adults is permitted in an outpatient hospital setting as described in 30-5-42.1.
(3) Individuals eligible for Part B of Medicare. Services provided to Medicare eligible recipients are filed directly with the fiscal agent.

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.