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OHCA Policies and Rules

317:30-5-741. Coverage by category

[Revised 09-14-2020]

(a) Adults.  Behavioral health services in TFC settings are not covered for adults.

(b) Children.  Behavioral health services are allowed in TFC settings for children under twenty-one (21) as medically necessary. Members receiving services in this setting have moderate behavioral and emotional health needs, and may also present secondary physical, developmental, intellectual, and/or social disorder that is supported alongside the mental health needs. The designated members must continually meet medical necessity criteria to be eligible for coverage in this setting. Requests for behavioral health services in a TFC setting must be prior authorized and may be approved up to a maximum of six (6) month extensions.

(c) Medical necessity criteria.  In order to satisfy medical necessity criteria, all of the following conditions must be met:

(1) The member must have a diagnosis from the Diagnostic and Statistical Manual of Mental Disorders (DSM-V), with the exception of V codes and adjustment disorders, with a detailed description of the symptoms supporting the diagnosis. Members with a provisional diagnosis may receive TFC services for a maximum of thirty (30) days.

(2) An assessment must be completed by a licensed behavioral health professional (LBHP) or licensure candidate as defined in Oklahoma Administrative Code (OAC) 317:30-5-240.3(a) and (b) within the thirty (30) day provisional period described above, that confirms a diagnosis from the DSM-V with the exception of V codes and adjustments disorders, and that includes a detailed description of the symptoms supporting the diagnosis to continue treatment in a TFC setting.

(3) Conditions are directly attributed to moderate behavioral and emotional needs as the primary need for professional attention.

(4) The current disabling symptoms could not have been/have not been manageable in a less intensive treatment program, or the level of care is warranted in order to reduce the risk of regression of symptoms and/or sustain the gains made at a higher level of care.

(5) Evidence that the members' needs prohibit full integration in a family/home setting without the availability of twenty-four (24) hour crisis response/behavior management and clinical interventions from professional staff, preventing the member from living in a traditional family home.

(6) The member is medically stable and not actively suicidal or homicidal and not in need of substance abuse detoxification services.

(7) The legal guardian [Oklahoma Department of Human Services (OKDHS)/ Oklahoma Office of Juvenile Affairs (OJA) if custody member] or parent of the member agrees to actively participate in the member's treatment needs and planning.

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.