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317:30-5-11. Psychiatric services

Revised 9-1-19

(a) Payment is made for procedure codes listed in the psychiatry section of the most recent edition of the American Medical Association Current Procedural Terminology (CPT) codebook. The codes in this service range are accepted services within the SoonerCare program for children and adults with the following exceptions:

(1) Psychiatric evaluation of hospital records, other psychiatric reports, psychometric and/or projective tests, and other accumulated data for medical diagnostic purposes.

(2) Interpretation or explanation of results of psychiatric, other medical examinations and procedures, or other accumulated data to family or other responsible persons, or advising them how to assist the patient.

(3) Preparation of report of patient's psychiatric status, history, treatment, or progress (other than for legal or consultative purposes) for other physicians, agencies, or insurance carriers.

(4) Unlisted psychiatric service or procedure.

(b) All services must be medically necessary and appropriate and include at least one (1) diagnosis from the most recent version of the Diagnosis and Statistical Manual of Mental Disorders (DSM).

(c) Services in the psychiatry section of the CPT manual must be provided by a board eligible or board certified psychiatrist or a physician, physician assistant, or nurse practitioner with additional training that demonstrates the knowledge to conduct the service performed.

(d) Psychiatric services performed via telemedicine are subject to the requirements found in Oklahoma Administrative Code (OAC) 317:30-3-27.

(e) With the exception of the two (2) allowable direct physician services in a nursing facility (refer to OAC 317:30-5-2), reimbursement for psychiatric services to members residing in a nursing facility is not allowed. Provision of these services is the responsibility of the nursing facility and reimbursement is included within the all-inclusive per diem payment that nursing facilities receive for the member's care.

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