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317:30-5-95.1.Medical necessity criteria and coverage for adults aged twenty-one (21) to sixty-four (64)
[Revised 09-01-19]

(a) Coverage for adults.  Coverage for adults aged twenty-one (21) to sixty-four (64) is limited to services in a psychiatric unit of a general hospital (see Oklahoma Administrative Code (OAC) 317:30-5-95). Inpatient psychiatric services must be prior authorized in accordance with OAC 317:30-5-41.1. OHCA rules that apply to inpatient psychiatric coverage for adults aged twenty-one (21) to sixty-four (64) are found in Sections OAC 317:30-5-95.1 through 317:30-5-95.10.

(b) Medical necessity criteria for admission of adults aged twenty-one (21) to sixty-four (64) for psychiatric disorders.  An inpatient admission of an adult aged twenty-one (21) to sixty-four (64) that is attributable to a psychiatric disorder must meet the terms or conditions contained in (1), (2), (3), (4), one of (5)(A) to (5)(D), and one of (6)(A) to (6)(C) of this subsection.

(1) A primary diagnosis from the most recent edition of the Diagnostic and Statistical Manual of Mental Disorders (DSM) with the exception of V-codes, adjustment disorders, and substance related disorders, accompanied by a detailed description of the symptoms supporting the diagnosis.

(2) Conditions are directly attributable to a psychiatric disorder as the primary need for professional attention (this does not include placement issues, criminal behavior, and/or status offenses). Adjustment or substance related disorder may be a secondary diagnosis.

(3) It has been determined by the OHCA designated agent that the current disabling symptoms could not have been managed or have not been manageable in a less intensive treatment program.

(4) Adult must be medically stable.

(5) Within the past forty-eight (48) hours, the behaviors present an imminent life-threatening emergency such as evidenced by:

(A) Specifically described suicide attempts, suicidal intent, or serious threat by the patient.

(B) Specifically described patterns of escalating incidents of self-mutilating behaviors.

(C) Specifically described episodes of unprovoked significant physical aggression and patterns of escalating physical aggression in intensity and duration.

(D) Specifically described episodes of incapacitating depression or psychosis that result in an inability to function or care for basic needs.

(6) Requires secure twenty-four (24) hour nursing/medical supervision as evidenced by:

(A) Stabilization of acute psychiatric symptoms.

(B) Needs extensive treatment under physician direction.

(C) Physiological evidence or expectation of withdrawal symptoms which require twenty-four (24) hour medical supervision.

(c) Medical necessity criteria for admission of adults aged twenty-one (21) to sixty-four (64) for inpatient chemical dependency detoxification.  An inpatient admission of an adult aged twenty-one (21) to sixty-four (64) for chemical dependency/ substance use/ detoxification must meet the terms and conditions contained in (1), (2), (3), and one of (4)(A) through (D) of this subsection.

(1) Any psychoactive substance dependency disorder described in the most recent edition of the Diagnostic and Statistical Manual of Mental Disorders (DSM) with detailed symptoms supporting the diagnosis and need for medical detoxification, except for cannabis, nicotine, or caffeine dependencies.

(2) Conditions are directly attributable to a substance dependency disorder as the primary need for professional attention (this does not include placement issues, criminal behavior, and/or status offenses).

(3) It has been determined by the OHCA designated agent that the current disabling symptoms could not be managed or have not been manageable in a less intensive treatment program.

(4) Requires secure twenty-four (24) hour nursing/medical supervision as evidenced by:

(A) Need for active and aggressive pharmacological interventions.

(B) Need for stabilization of acute psychiatric symptoms.

(C) Need extensive treatment under physician direction.

(D) Physiological evidence or expectation of withdrawal symptoms which require twenty-four (24) hour medical supervision.

 

 

 


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.