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317:35-5-4.1. Special level of care and cost effectiveness application procedures for Tax Equity and Fiscal Responsibility Act (TEFRA)

Revised 9-1-19

(a) In order for a child to be eligible for TEFRA, he/she must require a level of care provided in an acute care hospital for a minimum of sixty (60) days, or a nursing facility (NF) or intermediate care facility for individuals with intellectual disabilities (ICF/IID) for a minimum of thirty (30) days. It must also be appropriate to provide care to the child at home. The level of care determination is made by LOCEU. The level of care certification period may be for any number of months that the LOCEU determines appropriate.At the time of application, an assessment form is provided to the applicant for completion by the child's physician. Once completed by the physician and returned to the Oklahoma Health Care Authority, the assessment form is forwarded to the LOCEU along with the request for a disability determination (if needed).

(b) The estimated cost of caring for the child at home must not exceed the estimated cost of treating the child within an institution at the appropriate level of care, i.e., hospital, NF, or ICF/IID. The initial cost analysis is established by LOCEU based on the information provided by the TEFRA-1 Assessment form and medical information used in the relationship to disability determination.

(c) The level of care determination and cost effectiveness analysis are reported by LOCEU annually.

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