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OHCA Policies and Rules

317:30-3-6. Utilization review for physician/hospital services

[Revised 07-25-08]

The Surveillance and Utilization Review System (SURS) is used to help identify patterns of inappropriate care and services.

(1) Use of this system enables OHCA to develop a comprehensive profile of any aberrant pattern of practice and reveals suspected instances of fraud or abuse in the SoonerCare Program. Also, the Utilization Review program is a useful tool in detecting the existence of any potential defects in the level of care or service provided under the SoonerCare Program. 

(2) OHCA contracts with a Quality Improvement Organization (QIO) to review the length of stay and appropriateness of hospital admissions. Unresolved patterns of non-compliance with medical criteria for admissions, outpatient procedures and length of stay will be referred to OHCA.

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.