OAR 410-129-0020
Therapy Plan of Care, Goals, Outcomes, and Record Requirements

(1) Therapy shall be based on a prescribing practitioner’s written order and therapy treatment plan with goals and objectives developed from an evaluation or re-evaluation. The limits, authorization, and plan of treatment criteria apply to both rehabilitative and habilitative therapy. The definition for both is the following:
(a) “Rehabilitative Services” means health care services that help an individual re-establish, restore, or improve skills and functioning for daily living that have been lost or impaired due to illness, injury, or disability;
(b) “Habilitative Services” means health care services that help an individual keep, learn, or improve skills and functioning for daily living, designed to establish skills that have not yet been acquired at an age-appropriate level. Examples include therapy for a child who is not walking or talking at the expected age.
(2) A total of 30 visits per year of rehabilitative therapy and a total of 30 visits per year of habilitative therapy (speech therapy) are included when medically appropriate. Additional visits, not to exceed 30 visits per year of rehabilitative therapy and 30 visits per year of habilitative therapy, may be authorized in cases of a new acute injury, surgery, or other significant change in functional status. Children under age 21 may have additional visits authorized beyond these limits if medically appropriate, pursuant to guideline note 6 of the Prioritized List of Health Services.
(3) The therapist shall teach the therapy regimen to individuals, including the client, family members, foster parents, and caregivers who can assist in the achievement of the goals and objectives. The client must be present when the therapy is appropriately demonstrated at the time of teaching to assure that the therapy regimen is performed safely and correctly. The Division may not authorize extra treatments for teaching.
(4) All speech-language pathology (SLP) treatment services require a therapy plan of care that is required for claims subject to prepayment review (PPR) or requiring prior authorization (PA) for payment.
(5) The Division shall provide authorization for the level of care or type of service that meets the client’s medical need consistent with the Health Evidence Review Commission’s (HERC) Prioritized List of Health Services (Prioritized List) and the American Hippotherapy Association’s (AHA) position on coding and billing for equine related modalities.
(6) These rules do not limit or affect any obligations of a school district or education entity eligible for reimbursement for covered, health-related services provided in support of a child with a disability education program required by state and federal law. School-sponsored services are supplemental to other health plan therapy services and are not considered duplicative. See OAR chapter 410, division 133 SBHS rules for services provided by public education providers and OAR 410-141-3420 (Managed Care Entity (MCE) Billing).
(7) The SLP therapy plan must adhere to the licensing board requirements of care and shall include:
(a) Client’s name and ICD diagnosis code;
(b) The type, amount, frequency, and duration of the proposed rehabilitative or habilitative therapy;
(c) Individualized, measurably objective, short-term and long-term functional goals;
(d) Dated signature of the therapist or the prescribing practitioner establishing the therapy plan of care; and
(e) Evidence of certification of the therapy plan of care by the prescribing practitioner.
(8) SLP therapy records shall include:
(a) Documentation of each session. Records must include a record of history taken, procedures performed, and tests administered, results obtained, and conclusions and recommendations made. Documentation may be in the form of a “SOAP” (Subjective Objective Assessment Plan) note or the equivalent;
(b) Therapy provided;
(c) Duration of therapy; and
(d) Signature of the speech-language pathologist.
(9) Documentation of clinical activities may be supplemented using flowsheets or checklists; however, these may not substitute for or replace detailed documentation of assessments and interventions.

Source: Rule 410-129-0020 — Therapy Plan of Care, Goals, Outcomes, and Record Requirements, https://secure.­sos.­state.­or.­us/oard/view.­action?ruleNumber=410-129-0020.

Last Updated

Jun. 8, 2021

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