317:30-5-210. Eligible providers
All eligible medical suppliers must have a current contract with the Oklahoma Health Care Authority (OHCA). The supplier must comply with all applicable state and federal laws. All suppliers of medical supplies, equipment, and appliances must be accredited by a Medicare deemed accreditation organization for quality standards for durable medical equipment (DME) suppliers in order to bill the SoonerCare program. OHCA may make exceptions to this standard based on the exemptions provided by the Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services (CMS) for Medicare accreditation, if the provider is a government-owned entity, or at a provider's request and at the discretion of OHCA based on access issues and/or agency needs for SoonerCare members. Additionally, unless an exception is granted from the OHCA, all DME providers must meet the following criteria:
(1) DME providers are required to have a physical location in the State of Oklahoma, or within a designated range of the Oklahoma State border, as determined by the OHCA. The OHCA may make exceptions to this requirement if a DME provider provides a specialty item, product, or service, which is not otherwise available to SoonerCare members within the State of Oklahoma. Provider contracts for out-of-state DME providers will be reviewed on a case-by-case basis for specialty items only. The OHCA has discretion and the final authority to approve or deny any provider contract.
(2) DME providers are required to comply with Medicare DME Supplier Standards for medical supplies, equipment, and appliances provided to SoonerCare members, except the requirement to meet surety bond requirements, as specified in 42 Code of Federal Regulations (C.F.R.) 424.57(c).
(3) Complex rehabilitation technology (CRT) suppliers are considered DME providers. Only CRT suppliers may bill CRT procedure codes. A CRT supplier means a company or entity that:
(A) Is accredited by a recognized accrediting organization as a supplier of CRT;
(B) Is an enrolled Medicare supplier and meets the supplier and quality standards established for DME suppliers, including those for CRT, under the Medicare program;
(C) Employs as a W-2 employee at least one (1) qualified CRT professional, also known as assistive technology professional, for each location to:
(i) Analyze the needs and capacities of complex-needs patients in consultation with qualified health care professionals;
(ii) Participate in selecting appropriate CRT items for such needs and capacities; and
(iii) Provide the complex-needs patient technology related training in the proper use and maintenance of the CRT items.
(D) Requires a qualified CRT professional be physically present for the evaluation and determination of the appropriate CRT;
(E) Has the capability to provide service and repair by qualified technicians for all CRT items it sells; and
(F) Provides written information to the complex-needs patient prior to ordering CRT as to how to access service and repair.
(4) For additional requirements regarding DME providers of donor human breast milk, please refer to OAC 317:30-5-211.29.