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317:30-5-357. Coverage for children

Revised 9-1-21

        RHC services and other ambulatory services for children include the same services as for adults. Medical review will be required for additional visits for children. Additional services for children include:

(1) EPSDT services are covered for eligible members under twenty-one (21) years of age in accordance with OAC 317:30-3-65. An EPSDT exam performed by an RHC must be billed on the appropriate claim form with the appropriate preventive medicine procedure code from the CPT manual. If an EPSDT screening is billed, an RHC encounter should not be billed on the same day. Refer to OAC 317:30-3-65 through 317:30-3-65.12.

(2) Under EPSDT, coverage is allowed for visual screenings and eyeglasses to correct visual defects. Payment is limited to two (2) glasses per year. Any glasses beyond this limit must be prior authorized and determined to be medically necessary.

(3) An EPSDT screening is considered a comprehensive examination. A provider billing the Medicaid program for an EPSDT screening may not bill any other visits for that patient on that same day. It is expected that the screening provider will perform necessary treatment as part of the screening charge. Additional services such as tests, immunizations, etc., required at the time of screening may be billed independently from the screening.

(4) The administration fee for immunizations should be billed if provided at the same time as a scheduled EPSDT examination.

(5) Payment may be made directly to the RHC for the professional services of physician assistants performing EPSDT screenings within the certified RHC. The claim form must include the signature of the supervising physician.

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