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OHCA Policies and Rules

317:30-5-661.4. Behavioral health professional services provided at Health Centers and other settings

[Revised 09-01-17]

(a) Medically necessary behavioral health services that are primary, preventive, and therapeutic and that would be covered if provided in another setting may be provided by Health Centers. Services provided by a Health Center (refer to OAC 317:30-5-241 for a description of services) must meet the same requirements as services provided by other behavioral health providers. Rendering providers must be eligible to individually enroll or meet the requirements as an agency/organization provider specified in OAC 317:30-5-240.2 and 317:30-5-280. Behavioral Health Services include:

(1) Assessment/Evaluation;

(2) Crisis Intervention Services;

(3) Individual/Interactive Psychotherapy;

(4) Group Psychotherapy;

(5) Family Psychotherapy;

(6) Psychological Testing; and

(7) Case Management (as an integral component of services 1-6 above).

(b) Medically necessary behavioral health professional therapy services are covered when provided in accordance with a documented individualized treatment plan, developed to treat the identified behavioral health disorder(s). A one-on-one standard clinical session must be completed by a health care professional authorized in the approved FQHC State Plan pages in order to bill the PPS encounter rate for the session. Services rendered by providers not authorized under the approved FQHC state plan pages to bill the PPS encounter rate will be reimbursed pursuant to the SoonerCare fee-for-service fee schedule and must comply with rules found at OAC 317:30-5-280 through 317:30-5-283. Behavioral health services must be billed on an appropriate claim form using appropriate Current Procedural Terminology (CPT) procedure code and guidelines. The time indicated on the claim form must be the time actually spent with the member.

(c) Centers are reimbursed the PPS rate for services when rendered by approved health care professionals, as authorized under FQHC state plan pages, if the Health Center receives funding pursuant to Section 330 or is otherwise funded under Public Law to provide primary health care services at locations off-site (not including satellite or mobile locations) to Health Center patients on a temporary or intermittent basis, unless otherwise limited by Federal law.

(d) Health Centers that operate day treatment programs in school settings must meet the requirements found at OAC 317:30-5-240.2(b)(7).

(e) In order to support the member's access to behavioral health services, these services may take place in settings away from the Health Center. Off-site behavioral health services must take place in a confidential setting.

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.