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317:30-5-211.13. Orthotics and prosthetics

Revised 9-12-22

(a) Coverage of prosthetics for non-expansion adults is limited to (1) home dialysis equipment and supplies, (2) nerve stimulators, (3) external breast prosthesis and support accessories, and (4) implantable devices inserted during the course of a surgical procedure. Prosthetics prescribed by an appropriate qualified provider and as specified in this section are covered items for non-expansion adults. There is no coverage of orthotics for non-expansion adults.

(1) Home dialysis.  Equipment and supplies are covered items for members receiving home dialysis treatments only.

(2) Nerve stimulators.  Payment is made for transcutaneous nerve stimulators, implanted peripheral nerve stimulators, and neuromuscular stimulators.

(3) Breast prosthesis, bras, and prosthetic garments.

(A)Payment is limited to:

(i) One (1) prosthetic garment with mastectomy form every twelve (12) months for use in the postoperative period prior to a permanent breast prosthesis or as an alternative to a mastectomy bra and breast prosthesis;

(ii) Two (2) mastectomy bras per year; and

(iii) One (1) silicone or equal breast prosthetic per side every twenty-four (24) months; or

(iv) One (1) foam prosthetic per side every six (6) months.

(B) Payment will not be made for both a silicone and a foam prosthetic in the same twelve (12) month period.

(C) Breast prostheses, bras, and prosthetic garments must be purchased from a Board Certified Mastectomy Fitter.

(D) A breast prosthesis can be replaced if:

(i) Lost;

(ii) Irreparable damaged (other than ordinary wear and tear); or

(iii) The member's medical condition necessitates a different type of item and the physician provides a new prescription explaining the need for a different type of prosthesis.

(E) External breast prostheses are not covered after breast reconstruction is performed except in instances where a woman with breast cancer receives reconstructive surgery following a mastectomy, but the breast implant fails or ruptures and circumstances are such that an implant replacement is not recommended by the surgeon and/or desired by the member.

(4) Prosthetic devices inserted during surgery.  Separate payment is made for prosthetic devices inserted during the course of surgery when the prosthetic devices are not integral to the procedure and are not included in the reimbursement for the procedure itself.

(b) Orthotics and prosthetics are covered for expansion adults services when:

(1) Orthotics are medically necessary when required to correct or prevent skeletal deformities, to support or align movable body parts, or to preserve or improve physical function.

(2) Prosthetics are medically necessary as a replacement for all or part of the function of a permanently inoperative, absent, or malfunctioning body part. The member shall require the prosthesis for mobility, daily care, or rehabilitation purposes.

(3) In addition, orthotics and prosthetics must be:

(A) A reasonable and medically necessary part of the member's treatment plan;

(B) Consistent with the member's diagnosis and medical condition, particularly the functional limitations and symptoms exhibited by the member; and

(C) Of high quality, with replacement parts available and obtainable.

(c) Refer to Oklahoma Administrative Code (OAC) 317:30-5-211.1 for definitions of orthotics and prosthetics.

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