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OHCA Policies and Rules

317:30-5-1157. Newborn screening

[Issued 06-25-07]

(a) The newborn hearing screening is for the purpose of testing all newborns for hearing impairments to alleviate the adverse effects of hearing loss or speech and language development. The screening is a test or battery of tests administered to determine the need for an in-depth hearing diagnostic evaluation. Payment for the initial screening is included in the inpatient facility payment. Follow-up screening is covered if the child has not been seen by his/her PCP/CM.

(b) The newborn metabolic screening is for the purpose of testing all newborns born in Oklahoma for disorders as determined by the OSDH Board of Health. Short-term and long-term follow-up services are provided in conjunction with the laboratory testing.

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.