OHCA Policies and Rules
317:30-5-1076. Coverage by category
Payment is made for nutritional services as set forth in this Section.
(1) Adults. Payment is made for six (6) hours of medically necessary nutritional counseling per year by a licensed registered dietician. All services must be prescribed by a physician, physician assistant (PA), advanced practice registered nurse (APRN), or certified nurse midwife (CNW), and be face-to-face encounters between a licensed registered dietitian and the member. Services must be expressly for diagnosing, treating or preventing, or minimizing the effects of illness. Nutritional services for the treatment of obesity is not covered unless there is documentation that the obesity is a contributing factor in another illness.
(2) Children. Payment is made for medically necessary nutritional counseling as described above for adults. Nutritional services for the treatment of obesity may be covered for children as part of the Early and Periodic Screening, Diagnostic and Treatment (EPSDT) benefit. Additional services which are deemed medically necessary and allowable under federal regulations may be covered by the EPSDT benefit found at OAC 317:30-3-65 through 317:30-3-65.12.
(3) Home and community-based services (HCBS) waiver for the intellectually disabled. All providers participating in the HCBS waiver for the intellectually disabled program must have a separate contract with the Oklahoma Health Care Authority (OHCA) to provide nutrition services under this program. All services are specified in the individual's plan of care.
(4) Individuals eligible for Part B of Medicare. Payment is made utilizing the Medicaid allowable for comparable services. Services which are not covered under Medicare should be billed directly to OHCA.
(5) Obstetrical patients. Payment is made for a maximum of six (6) hours of medically necessary nutritional counseling per year by a licensed registered dietitian for members at risk for or those who have been recently diagnosed with gestational diabetes. The initial consultation may be in a group setting for a maximum of two (2) hours of class time. Thereafter, four (4) hours of nutritional counseling by a licensed registered dietitian may be provided to the individual if deemed medically necessary, which may include a post-partum visit, typically done at six (6) weeks after delivery. All services must be prescribed by a physician, PA, APRN, or CNM and be face to face between a licensed registered dietitian and the member(s). Services must be solely for the prevention, diagnosis, or treatment of gestational diabetes.
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.