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317:30-5-42.20. High-investment drugs B outpatient hospitals

Revised 9-1-21

(a) The Oklahoma Health Care Authority (OHCA) designates certain high-investment drugs to be reimbursed separately pursuant to the Oklahoma Medicaid State Plan for members receiving services at an outpatient hospital.

(b) The list of OHCA-designated high-investment drugs is set forth on the Pharmacy page of the OHCA website, which is available at This list may be updated as deemed necessary.

(c) All high-investment drugs require prior authorization [refer to Oklahoma Administrative Code (OAC) 317:30-3-31], and the outpatient hospital stay continues to be subject to applicable medical necessity criteria requirements [refer to OAC 317:30-3-1(f)].

(d) OHCA-designated high-investment drugs provided to eligible members, when treated in out-of-state outpatient hospitals, may be reimbursed in the same manner as in-state hospitals. Out-of-state outpatient hospitals must meet applicable out-of-state conditions of payment set forth in OAC 317:30-3-89 through 317:30-3-92, and in the Oklahoma Medicaid State Plan.

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