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317:30-3-19.3.Denial of application for new or renewed provider enrollment contract

[Issued 09-01-17]
(a) The following words and terms, when used in this Section, shall have the following meaning, unless the context clearly indicates otherwise:

(1) "Affiliates" means persons having a relationship in which any of them directly or indirectly controls or has the ability to control one or more of the others.

(2) "Applicant" means providers and/or persons with a five percent or more direct or indirect ownership interest therein, as well as providers' officers, directors, and managing employees.

(3) "Conviction" or "convicted" means a person has been convicted of a criminal offense pursuant to 42 U.S.C. § 1320a-7(i), or, for civil offenses, has had a judgment of conviction entered against him or her by a Federal, State, or local court, regardless of whether an appeal from the judgment is pending.

(4) "Person" means any natural person, partnership, corporation, not-for-profit corporation, professional corporation, or other business entity.

(5) "Provider" means any person having or seeking to obtain a valid provider enrollment contract with the Oklahoma Health Care Authority (OHCA) for the purpose of providing services to eligible SoonerCare members and receiving reimbursement therefor.

(b) When deciding whether to approve an application for a new or renewed provider enrollment contract, OHCA may consider the following factors as they relate to the applicant and any of the applicant's affiliates, including, but not limited to:

(1) any false or misleading representation or omission of any material fact or information required or requested by OHCA as part of the application process;

(2) any failure to provide additional information to OHCA after receiving a written request for such additional information;

(3) any false or misleading representation or omission of any material fact in making application for any license, permit, certificate, or registration related to the applicant's profession or business in any State;

(4) any fine, termination, removal, suspension, revocation, denial, consented surrender, censure, sanction, involuntary invalidation of, or other disciplinary action taken against any license, permit, certificate, or registration related to the applicant's profession or business in any State;

(5) any previous or current involuntary surrender, removal, termination, suspension, ineligibility, exclusion, or otherwise involuntary disqualification from participation in Medicaid in any State, or from participation in any other governmental or private medical insurance program, including, but not limited to, Medicare and Workers' Compensation;

(6) any Medicaid or Medicare overpayment of which the applicant has been notified, as determined exclusively by OHCA that was received, but has not made reimbursement, unless such reimbursement is the subject of an OHCA reimbursement agreement that is not in default,;

(7) any previous failure to correct deficiencies in the applicant's business or professional operations after having received notice of the deficienciesfrom the OHCA or any State or Federal licensing or auditing authority;

(8) any previous violation of any State or Federal statute or regulation that relates to the applicant's current or past participation in Medicaid, Medicare, or any other governmental or private medical insurance program;

(9) any pending charge or prior conviction of any civil or criminal offense relating to the furnishing of, or billing for, medical care, services, or supplies, or which is considered theft, fraud, or a crime involving moral turpitude;

(10) any pending charge or prior criminal conviction for any felony or misdemeanor offense that could reasonably affect patient care, including, but not limited to, those offenses listed in OAC 317:30-3-19.4;

(11) any denial of a new or renewed provider enrollment contract within the past two (2) years that was based on the applicant's or an affiliate's prior conduct;

(12) any submission of an application that conceals the involvement in the enrolling provider's operation of a person who would otherwise be ineligible to participate in Medicaid or Medicare;

(13) any business entity that is required to register with a State office or agency in order to conduct its operations therein, including, but not limited to, the Oklahoma Secretary of State, any failure to obtain and/or maintain a registration status that is valid, active, and/or in good standing; and

(14) any other factor that impacts the quality or cost of medical care, services, or supplies that the applicant furnishes to SoonerCare members, or otherwise influences the fiscal soundness, effectiveness, or efficiency of the OHCA program.

(c) OHCA shall provide any applicant who is denied a new or renewed provider enrollment contract a written notice of the denial. Any denial shall become effective on the date it is sent to the applicant.

(d) Any OHCA decision to deny a provider's contract application in accordance with this Section shall be a final agency decision that is not administratively appealable.

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.