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317:30-5-1094.Behavioral health services provided at I/T/Us

[Revised 09-14-18]

(a) Behavioral health services that are primary, preventive, and therapeutic and would be covered if provided in another setting may be provided by I/T/U providers. Services provided by an I/T/U (refer to OAC 317:30-5-241 for a description of services) must meet the same requirements as services provided by another provider. Services include:

(1) Mental Health and/or Substance Use Assessment/Evaluation And Testing;

(2) Service Plan Development;

(3) Crisis Intervention Services;

(4) Medication Training and Support;

(5) Individual/Interactive Psychotherapy;

(6) Group Psychotherapy; and

(7) Family Psychotherapy.

(b) Behavioral health professional therapy services are covered when provided in accordance with a documented individualized treatment plan, developed to treat the identified mental health and/or substance use disorder(s). Behavioral health services must be billed on an appropriate claim form using the appropriate procedure code and guidelines. The time indicated on the claim form must be the time actually spent with the member.

(c) In order to support access to mental health services, these services may be provided in settings outside of the I/T/U. Offsite services must take place in a confidential setting.

(d) The outpatient behavioral health services' provider enrollment and reimbursement process in no way changes the OHCA's policy with regard to reimbursement of practitioners. Licensed clinical social workers (LCSW), licensed marital and family therapists (LMFT), licensed professional counselors (LPC), licensed behavioral practitioners (LBP), licensed alcohol and drug counselors (LADC), and licensure candidates are not eligible for direct reimbursement as practitioners. Their services are compensable only when billed by their employers and when provided in those clinical settings in which they are currently approved to render services. Licensure candidates must meet the requirements contained in OAC 317:30-5-240.3.

(e) For the provision of behavioral health related case management services, I/T/U providers must meet the requirements found at OAC 317:30-5-241.6, and be contracted as such. The provision of these services is considered to be outside of the I/T/U encounter. Contracted behavioral health case management providers are responsible for obtaining all necessary prior authorizations, if needed, and will be paid at the current fee-for-service rate.

(f) For the provision of psychosocial rehabilitation services, I/T/U facilities must meet the requirements found at OAC 317:30-5-241.3, and must contract as an outpatient behavioral health agency. The provision of these services is considered to be outside of the I/T/U encounter. Contracted psychosocial rehabilitation service providers are responsible for obtaining all necessary prior authorizations, if needed, and will be paid at the current fee-for-service rate.

 

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.