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317:35-21-11. Certification for BCC

Revised 9-1-19

(a) In order for a woman to receive BCC treatment services, she must first be screened for BCC under the CDC Breast and Cervical Cancer Early Detection Program established under Title XV of the Public Health Service Act and found to be in need of treatment.Once determined to be in need of treatment, the CDC screener determines that the woman:

(1) does not have creditable health insurance coverage,

(2) is under age sixty-five (65),

(3) is a US citizen or qualified alien (see OAC 317:35-5-25),

(4) is a self-declared Oklahoma resident,

(5) has provided her social security number,

(6) is willing to assign medical rights to Third Party Liability, and

(7) has declared all household income.

(b) If all of the conditions in subchapter (a) are met, the CDC screener assists the woman in completing the BCC application (OHCA BCC‑1).The completed BCC-1 along with the documentation of clinical findings, (i.e., history and physical findings, pathology reports, radiology reports and other pertinent data) is forwarded to the OHCA Care Management Unit.

(c) An OHCA Care Management nurse verifies that the member meets the medical eligibility criteria described in OAC 317:35-21-1 (a) and meets the "in need of treatment" criteria set forth in OAC 317:35-21-1(b)1 and 317:35-21-5.If this criteria is not met or the appropriate clinical documentation is not included, the application will be denied and the OHCA will send a notice of ineligibility to the applicant.Abnormal findings do not include women who are at high risk or who could appropriately receive risk reduction therapy, but have no evidence of cancer or a precancerous condition.If it is determined that the woman does not have cancer or a precancerous condition, a future application for the BCC program must be based on a different finding of abnormality than the previous application data.

(d) If all medical eligibility criteria are met, the application will be forwarded to the eligibility coordinator for further determination of eligibility.

(e) The eligibility coordinator verifies that the screener is a CDC screener. The eligibility coordinator also establishes whether or not the woman is otherwise eligible for SoonerCare.If the woman is not otherwise eligible for SoonerCare, she is certified for the BCC program.If the woman is eligible under another SoonerCare category, the application is certified in the other Medicaid category.

(f) If a woman does not cooperate in determining her eligibility for other SoonerCare programs, her BCC application is denied and the appropriate notice is computer generated.For example, if a woman otherwise eligible for SoonerCare, related to the low income families with children category, refuses to cooperate with child support enforcement without good cause would not be eligible for the BCC program.

(g) If a woman in treatment for breast or cervical cancer contacts the OHCA and has not been through the CDC screening process, she is referred to the Oklahoma Cares toll free number (866-550-5585) for assistance.

(h) An individual determined eligible for the BCC program may be certified the first day of the month of application. If the individual had a medical service prior to the application date, certification will occur the first day of the first, second or third month prior to the month of application, in accordance with the date of the medical service, provided the date of certification is not prior to the CDC Screen.

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