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317:30-5-1207. Benefits for members ages sixteen (16) through eighteen (18) in a psychiatric residential treatment facility

Revised 10-1-21

(a) Living Choice program participants, ages sixteen (16) through eighteen (18), may receive a range of necessary home and community based services for one (1) year after transitioning to the community from a psychiatric residential treatment facility (PRTF) setting. In order to be eligible for the Living Choice program, the member must:

(1) Have been in a PRTF facility for ninety (90) or more days during an episode of care; and

(2) Meet Level 3 criteria on the Individual Client Assessment Record; or

(3) Meet the criteria for Serious Emotional Disturbance as defined in OAC 317:30-5-240.1; or 

(4) Show critical impairment on a caregiver rated Ohio Scales (score of 25 and above on the Problems Subscale or a score of 44 and below on the Functioning Subscales).

(b) Services must be billed using the appropriate Healthcare Common Procedure Code System and must be medically necessary.

(c) All services must be necessary for the individual to live successfully in the community, must be documented in the individual care plan and require prior authorization.

(d) Services that may be provided to members transitioning from a PRTF are found in OAC 317:30-5-241.6(1)(B).

(e) Reimbursement will be for a monthly care coordination payment upon successful submission of a claim for one (1) or more of the covered services listed in OAC 317:30-5-96.3(e)(2).

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