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317:30-5-559. How services are authorized

Revised 9-12-22

        PDN services may be initiated after completion of the following steps:

(1) A treatment plan for the patient has been created by an eligible PDN provider per Oklahoma Administrative Code (OAC) 317:30-5-560;

(2) A prior authorization request is submitted with the appropriate Oklahoma Health Care Authority (OHCA) required data elements and the treatment plan;

(3) An assessment (telephonic, virtual, or face-to-face) has been conducted by an OHCA care management nurse, per OAC 317:30-5-558  (3); and

(4) An OHCA physician has determined the medical necessity of the service, including but not limited to, scoring the member's needs on the OHCA PDN assessment.

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