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OHCA Policies and Rules

317:30-5-575. General information

[Revised 07-06-23] 

(a) Clinic services.  Clinic services means preventive, diagnostic, therapeutic, rehabilitative, or palliative services that are furnished by a facility that is not part of a hospital but is organized and operated to provide medical care to outpatients. The term includes the following services furnished to outpatients:

(1) Services furnished at the clinic by or under the direction of a physician or a dentist.

(2) Services furnished outside the clinic, by clinic personnel under the direction of a physician, to an eligible individual who does not reside in a permanent dwelling or does not have a fixed home or mailing address.

(3) Teleheath and audio-only health service delivery requires either the provider or the member to be located at the freestanding clinic that is providing services pursuant to 42 Code of Federal Regulations (CFR) § 440.90. Refer to section Oklahoma Administrative Code (OAC) 317:30-3-27 for telehealth policy and OAC 317:30-3-27.1 for audio-only telecommunication policy.

(b) Prior authorization.  OHCA requires prior authorization for certain procedures to validate the medical need for the service.

(c) Medical necessity.  Medical necessity requirements are listed at OAC 317:30-3-1(f).

Disclaimer. The OHCA rules found on this Web site are unofficial. The official rules are published by the Oklahoma Secretary of State Office of Administrative Rules as Title 317 of the Oklahoma Administrative Code. To order an official copy of these rules, contact the Office of Administrative Rules at (405) 521-4911.