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Part 19      NURSE MIDWIVES

317:30-5-225.Eligible providers

[Revised 07-01-13]

The Certified Nurse-Midwife must be a qualified professional nurse registered with the Oklahoma Board of Nurse Registration and Nursing Education who possesses evidence of certification according to the requirement of the American College of Nurse-Midwives, and has the right to use the title Certified Nurse-Midwife and the abbreviation C.N.M.  Nurse Midwives who practice in states other than Oklahoma must be appropriately licensed in the state in which they practice. The certified nurse midwife accepts responsibility, accountability, and obligation to practice in accordance with usual and customary advanced practice nursing standards and functions as defined by the scope of practice/role definition statements for the certified nurse midwife.  In addition, all providers must have a current contract on file with the Oklahoma Health Care Authority.

317:30-5-226.Coverage by category

[Revised 09-01-17]

(a) Adults. Payment is made for certified nurse midwife services within the scope of practice as defined by state law including obstetrical care such as antepartum care, delivery, postpartum care, and care of the normal newborn during the first 28 days of life.

(1) Obstetrical care should be billed using the appropriate CPT codes for Maternity Care and Delivery. The date of delivery should be used as the date of service for charges for total obstetrical care. Inclusive dates of care should be indicated on the claim form as part of the description. The date the patient was first seen must be on the claim form. Payment for total obstetrical care includes all routine care. Ultrasounds and other procedures reimbursed separately from total obstetrical care are paid in accordance with provisions found at OAC 317:30-5-22(b).

(2) For payment of total OB care, the provider must have provided care for more than one trimester. To bill for prenatal care only, the claim is filed after the member leaves the provider's care. Payment for routine or minor medical problems will not be made separately to the OB provider outside of antepartum visits. The antepartum care during the prenatal care period includes all care by the OB provider except major illness distinctly unrelated to the pregnancy.

(b) Newborn.  Payment to certified nurse midwives for services to newborn is the same as for adults. A newborn is an infant during the first 28 days following birth.

(1) Providers must use OKDHS Form FSS-NB-1, or the eNB1 application on the Secure Website to notify the county DHS office of the child's birth. A claim may then be filed for charges for the baby under the case number and the baby's name and assigned person code.

(2) Charges billed on the mother's person code for services rendered to the child will be denied.

(c) Individuals eligible for Part B of Medicare.  Payment is made utilizing the Medicaid allowable for comparable services.

317:30-5-227.Procedure codes [REVOKED]
[Revoked 10-7-00]

317:30-5-228.Billing [REVOKED]
[Revoked 6-27-02]

317:30-5-229.Reimbursement

[Revised 09-01-17]

In accordance with the Omnibus Budget Reconciliation Act of 1993, effective October 1, 1993, certified nurse midwifeservices include maternity services, as well as services outside the maternity cycle within the scope of their practice under state law.

(1) Medical verification of pregnancy is required. A written statement from the physician or certified nurse midwife verifying the applicant is pregnant and the expected date of delivery is acceptable. Pregnancy may also be verified by submission of a copy of a laboratory report indicating the individual is pregnant.

(2) Newborn charges billed on the mother's person code will be denied.

(3) Providers must use OKDHS Form FSS-NB-1 or the eNB1 application on the Secure Website to notify the county DHS office of the child's birth.

(4) Obstetrical care should be billed using the appropriate CPT codes for Maternity Care and Delivery. The date of delivery should be used as the date of service for charges for total obstetrical care. Inclusive dates of care should be indicated on the claim form as part of the description. The date the patient was first seen must be on the claim form. Payment for total obstetrical care includes all routine care performed by the attending provider. For payment of total OB care, the provider must have provided care for more than one trimester. To bill for prenatal care only, the claim is filed after the member leaves the provider's care. Payment for routine or minor medical problems will not be made separately to the OB provider outside of antepartum visits. The antepartum care during the prenatal care period includes all care by the OB provider except major illness distinctly unrelated to the pregnancy.

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.