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OHCA Policies and Rules

317:30-3-33. Suspended claims review and/or prepayment review

[Issued 09-01-19]

Suspended claims review and/or prepayment review occurs after a healthcare good or service has been furnished and a claim for payment has been filed with the Oklahoma Health Care Authority (OHCA) by the provider, but before the claim has been paid.  Suspended claims review and/or prepayment review may be performed by the OHCA or its contractor or designee, and may take the form of different types of reviews, including, but not limited to:

(1) Any claims review process(es) required by federal and/or state law, including Section 447.45(f) of Title 42 of the Code of Federal Regulations (C.F.R.);

(2) The suspended claims review process to confirm, prior to payment, the medical necessity of the healthcare good or service provided and use of the appropriate modifier, based on, among other things, the claim's diagnosis, code, and/or modifier, as well as any attached medical record(s) or other supporting documentation; and

(3) Any provider-specific prepayment review, in which a provider's claims are temporarily held in the payment system, pending review of medical records and/or other supporting documentation, in order to confirm that the submitted claims were billed appropriately and relate to healthcare goods or services that are covered and medically necessary.  OHCA shall notify the provider in writing within ten (10) business days before the effective start date of any provider-specific prepayment review, informing the provider as to the:

(A) Implementation date, scope, and nature of the review;

(B) Process for submitting claims and supporting documentation; and

(C) Any accuracy goals that must be met before removal from the provider-specific prepayment review status can occur.

(4) Suspended claims review and/or prepayment review is not a sanction and cannot be appealed, nor is it subject to an informal hearing. However, any claim that is denied for payment by OHCA as a result of suspended claims review and/or prepayment review may be resubmitted to OHCA for reconsideration, in accordance with Oklahoma Administrative Code 317:30-3-11.1 and/or 317:30-3-20.

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.