OHCA Policies and Rules
(a) Pre-approval of medical eligibility. Pre-approval of medical eligibility for private ICF/MR care is based on results of a current comprehensive psychological evaluation by a licensed psychologist or state staff psychologist, documentation of MR or related condition prior to age 22, and the need for active treatment according to federal standards. Pre-approval is not necessary for individuals who are severely or profoundly retarded. Pre-approval is made by LOCEU analysts.
(b) Medical eligibility for ICF/MR services. Within 10 calendar days after services begin, the facility must submit the original of the Nursing Facility Level of Care Assessment (Form LTC-300R) to LOCEU. Required attachments include current (within 90 days of requested approval date) medical information signed by a physician, a current (within 12 months of requested approval date) psychological evaluation, a copy of the pertinent section of the Individual Developmental Plan or other appropriate documentation relative to discharge planning and the need for ICF/MR level of care, and a statement that the member is not an imminent threat of harm to self or others (i.e., suicidal or homicidal). If pre-approval was determined by LOCEU and the above information is received, medical approval will be entered on MEDATS. Pre-approval is not needed for individuals who are classified as being severely or profoundly mentally retarded on current psychological evaluation.
(c) Categorical relationship. Categorical relationship must be established for determination of eligibility for long-term medical care. If categorical relationship has not already been established, the proper forms and medical information are submitted to LOCEU. (Refer to OAC 317:35-5-4). In such instances LOCEU will render a decision on categorical relationship using the same definition as used by the Social Security Administration (SSA). A follow-up is required by the OKDHS social worker with SSA to be sure that their disability decision agrees with the decision of LOCEU.
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.