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317:35-17-22. Billing procedures for ADvantage services

Revised 9-1-21

(a) Billing procedures for long-term care medical services are contained in the Oklahoma Medicaid Management Information Systems (OKMMIS) Billing and Procedure Manual. Questions regarding billing procedures that cannot be resolved through a study of the manual are referred to the Oklahoma Health Care Authority (OHCA).

(b) The Oklahoma Department of Human Services OKDHS Aging Services (AS) approved ADvantage service plan is the basis for the Medicaid Management Information Systems service prior authorization, specifying the:

(1) Service;

(2) Service provider;

(3) Units authorized; and

(4) Begin- and end-dates of service authorization.

(c) As part of ADvantage quality assurance, provider audits are used to evaluate if paid claims are consistent with service plan authorizations and documentation of service provision. Evidence of paid claims not supported by service plan authorization and/or documentation of service provision are turned over to the OHCA Clinical Provider Audits Unit for follow-up investigation.

(d) All contracted providers for ADvantage Waiver services must submit billing to the OHCA, Soonercare using the appropriate designated software, or web-based solution for all claims transactions. When the designated system is unavailable, contracted providers submit billing directly to OHCA.

(e) Service time of personal care, case management, nursing, advanced supportive/restorative assistance, in-home respite, consumer-directed personal assistance services and supports, personal services assistance, and advanced personal services assistance is documented through the designated statewide Electronic Visit Verification System (EVV) when provided in the home. Providers are required to use the EVV system. Refer to OAC 317:30-3-34(7) for additional procedures for EVV system failure or EVV system unavailability.

(f) The provider must document the amount of time spent for each service, per Oklahoma Administrative Code (OAC) 317:30-5-763. For service codes that specify a time segment in their description, such as fifteen (15) minutes, each timed segment equals one (1) unit. Only time spent fulfilling the service for which the provider is authorized, per OAC 317:30-5-763 is authorized for time-based services. Providers do not bill for a unit of time when not more than one-half of a timed unit is performed, such as, when a unit is defined as fifteen (15) minutes, providers do not bill for services performed for less than eight (8) minutes. The rounding rules utilized by the EVV and web-based billing system to calculate the billable unit-amount of care, services provided for duration of:

(1) Less than eight (8) minutes cannot be rounded up and do not constitute a billable fifteen (15) minute unit; and

(2) Eight (8) to fifteen (15) minutes are rounded up and do constitute a billable fifteen (15) minute unit.

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