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317:35-21-12.Changes after certification/continued need for treatment
[Revised 06-25-11]
(a) A woman found to be in need of treatment as the result of an abnormal BCC screen has 60 days from the date of the application to complete the initial appointment for a diagnostic procedure and an additional 60 days to complete any additional diagnostic testing required or to initiate compensable treatment for a cancerous or pre-cancerous condition. The exception to the time limit is evidence of a lack of appointment availability. Upon completion of the diagnostic testing, OHCA is provided a medical report of the findings.
(1) If the woman is found not to have breast or cervical cancer including pre-cancerous conditions and early stage, recurrent or metastatic cancer for which she is in need of treatment or fails to have diagnostic testing or begin treatment within the time frames described in OAC 317:35-21-12(a), the case is closed by OKDHS and appropriate notification is computer generated.
(2) If a medical report necessary to determine continued treatment is not received from a provider within ten working days after a request is made by OHCA, the report is considered negative and the case is closed by OKDHS and appropriate notification is computer generated. 
(b) If the woman in need of treatment refuses SoonerCare compensable treatment or diagnostic services and does not plan to pursue the care in the time frames described in OAC 317:35-21-12(a), the case is closed by OKDHS and appropriate notification is computer generated.
(c) In the event a woman is unable to initiate or complete diagnostic services due to a catastrophic illness or injury occurring after certification, SoonerCare will remain open with the approval of a SoonerCare Medical Director or his/her designee.
(d) If it is determined at any time during the certification period by either the woman's treating physician or by a SoonerCare Medical Director or his or her designee that the woman is no longer in need of treatment for breast or cervical cancer or a precancerous condition, OHCA will notify OKDHS and the OKDHS worker closes the case and appropriate notification is computer generated.
(e) If it is determined at any time during the certification period that the woman has creditable health insurance coverage, the OKDHS worker closes the case and appropriate notification is computer generated.
(f) If the OKDHS worker later determines that the woman is otherwise eligible for SoonerCare, the worker takes necessary actions to certify her for the appropriate category of SoonerCare coverage.

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.