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Library: Policy

317:30-5-664.7. Dental services provided by Health Centers

Revised 9-1-21

(a) Adults.  The Health Center core service benefit to adults is intended to provide services requiring immediate treatment, relief of pain and/or extraction and is not intended to restore teeth as described in OAC 317:30-5-696. Core services are limited to treatment for conditions such as:

(1) Acute infection;

(2) Acute abscesses;

(3) Severe tooth pain; and

(4) Tooth re-implantation, when clinically appropriate.

(b) Children.  Medically necessary dental services for members under twenty-one (21) are covered.

(c) Exclusions and limitations.  Other medically necessary dental services which are not considered core services may be billed by the Health Center utilizing the current SoonerCare fee schedule, including but not limited to smoking and tobacco use cessation.

(d) Claims. Health Centers must submit all claims for SoonerCare reimbursement for dental services on the American Dental Association (ADA) form.

(e) Other provisions. For additional coverage, medical necessity criteria, exclusions, billing, and prior authorization requirements, refer to OAC 317:30-5-695 through 317:30-5-705.

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