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Library: Policy

317:30-5-560.1. Prior authorization requirements

Revised 9-12-22

(a) Authorizations are provided for a maximum period of six (6) months.

(b) Authorizations require:

(1) A treatment plan for the member;

(2) An assessment (telephonic, virtual, or face-to-face) has been conducted by an Oklahoma Health Care Authority (OHCA) care management nurse, per Oklahoma Administrative Code (OAC) 317:30-5-558 (2); and

(3) An OHCA physician to determine medical necessity including use of the OHCA Private Duty Nursing (PDN) assessment.

(c) The number of hours authorized may differ from the hours requested on the treatment plan based on the review by an OHCA physician.

(d) If the member's condition necessitates a change in the treatment plan, the provider must request a new prior authorization.

(e) Changes in the treatment plan may necessitate another assessment (telephonic, virtual, or face-to-face) by an OHCA care management nurse.

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