(1)Outpatient services that may require prior authorization (PA) include (see the individual program in the Authority’s Health Systems Division (Division)) Oregon Administrative Rules:
(a)Physical Therapy (chapter 410, division 131);
(b)Occupational Therapy (chapter 410, division 131);
(c)Speech Therapy (chapter 410, division 129);
(d)Audiology (chapter 410, division 129);
(e)Hearing Aids (chapter 410, division 129);
(f)Dental Procedures (chapter 410, division 123);
(g)Drugs (chapter 410, division 121);
(h)Apnea monitors, services, and supplies (chapter 410, division 122);
(i)Home Parenteral/Enteral Therapy (chapter 410, division 148);
(j)Durable Medical Equipment and Medical supplies (chapter 410, division 122);
(k)Certain hospital services.
(2)The National Drug Code (NDC) must be included on the electronic (837I) and paper (UB 04) claims for physician administered drug codes required by the Deficit Reduction Act of 2005.
(3)Outpatient surgical procedures:
(a)For Coordinated Care Organization (CCO) members: Contact the CCO. The CCO may have different PA requirements than the Division. Some services are not covered under CCO contracts and require PA from the Division, or the Division’s Dental Services program analyst;
(b)For Medicare clients enrolled in a CCO: These services must be authorized by the CCO even if Medicare is the primary payer. Without this authorization, the provider may not be paid beyond any Medicare payments (see also OAR 410-125-0103 (Medicare Clients));
(c)For fee-for-service clients on the OHP Plus benefit package:
(A)Surgical procedures listed in OAR 410-125-0080 (Inpatient Services) require PA when performed in an outpatient or day surgery setting, unless they are urgent or emergent;
(B)Contact the Division for PA (unless indicated otherwise in OAR 410-125-0080 (Inpatient Services)).
(d)Out-of-State services: Outpatient services provided by hospitals located less than 75 miles from the border of Oregon do not require PA unless specified in the Division’s Hospital Services Program rules. All non-urgent or non-emergent services provided by hospitals located more than 75 miles from the border of Oregon require PA. For clients enrolled in a CCO, contact the CCO for authorization. For clients not enrolled in a health plan, contact the Division’s Provider Clinical Support Unit.
(4)Psychiatric Emergency Services (PES):
(a)Psychiatric emergency services as defined by OAR 309-023-0110 (Definitions) delivered in a PES facility as described in OAR 309-023-0120 (PES Facility Requirements) shall be reimbursed for a maximum of 20 hours per admittance;
(b)Psychiatric emergency services shall be reimbursed with a bundled, hourly rate using a fee-for-service rate methodology that is based on rates paid for similar services, using similar providers at a similar level-of-care.
Rule 410-125-0085 — Outpatient Services,