subchapter 25P medical-surgical

 

section .0100 Reserved for future codification

 

10a ncac 25p .0100 reserved for future codification

section .0200 inpatient hospital services

 

10A NCAC 25P .0201 INPATIENT HOSPITAL SERVICES

Coverage for selected elective surgical procedures is contingent upon the rendering of a second opinion by another qualified practitioner when Medicaid is the primary payor. Categories of surgery which may be subject to a second surgical opinion requirement include hysterectomy, cholocystectomy, hemorrhoidectomy, knee surgery, coronary bypass, foot surgery, laminectomy, prostatectomy, tonsillectomy and adenoidectomy, inguinal hernia repair, varicose vein stripping and cataract surgery. This requirement may be waived by the state agency under the following conditions:

(1) Subsequent to the performance of the procedure the recipient is determined to be retroactively eligible;

(2) Unanticipated circumstances precluded performance of a second surgical opinion;

(3) Physician developed criteria precludes a second opinion.

 

History Note: Authority G.S. 108A‑25(b); S.L. 1985, c. 479, s. 86; 42 C.F.R. 440.230(d); 42 C.F.R.447.253; 42 C.F.R. 456.1;

Eff. February 1, 1976;

Readopted Eff. October 31, 1977;

Amended Eff. October 1, 1986; August 1, 1986; October 1, 1982;

Temporary Amendment Eff. October 15, 1999;

Temporary Amendment Expired July 28, 2000;

Temporary Amendment Eff. September 25, 2000;

Temporary Amendment Expired June 29, 2001;

Transferred from 10A NCAC 22O .0401(e) Eff. May 1, 2012.

 

section .0300 outpatient hospital services

 

10a NCAC 25P .0301 OUTPATIENT HOSPITAL SERVICES

(a) Injection of medications that can be administered orally shall not be covered.

(b) Provision of durable medical equipment shall not be covered.

(c) Take‑home legend drugs shall not be provided, except when dispensed during hours when pharmacies are not open for business.

(d) Non‑legend drugs shall not be covered.

(e) Immunization shall not be covered.

(f) Coverage for selected elective surgical procedures is contingent upon the rendering of a second opinion by another qualified practitioner when Medicaid is the primary payor. Categories of surgery which may be subject to a second surgical opinion requirement include hysterectomy, cholocystectomy, hemorrhoidectomy, knee surgery, coronary bypass, foot surgery, laminectomy, prostatectomy, tonsillectomy and adenoidectomy, inguinal hernia repair, varicose vein stripping and cataract surgery. This requirement may be waived by the state agency under the following conditions:

(1) Subsequent to the performance of the procedure the recipient is determined to be retroactively eligible;

(2) Unanticipated circumstances precluded performance of a second surgical opinion;

(3) Physician developed criteria precludes a second opinion.

In all cases the final decision to perform the surgery rests with the recipient. A third opinion is covered but not required.

 

History Note: Authority G.S. 108A‑25(b); 42 C.F.R. 440.20; 42 C.F.R. 440.230(d); 42 C.F.R. 456.1;

Eff. February 1, 1976;

Readopted Eff. October 31, 1977;

Amended Eff. October 1, 1986;

Transferred from 10A NCAC 22O .0402 Eff. May 1, 2012.

 

section .0400 other services

 

10A NCAC 25P .0401 PHYSICIAN SERVICES

 

History Note: Authority G.S. 108A‑25(b); 108A‑54; 108A‑55; 42 C.F.R. 440.50; 42 C.F.R. 440.230(d); 42 C.F.R. 456.1;

Eff. February 1, 1976;

Readopted Eff. October 31, 1977;

Amended Eff. October 1, 1986; January 1, 1986;

Transferred from 10A NCAC 22O .0404 Eff. May 1, 2012;

Expired Eff. August 1, 2016 pursuant to G.S. 150B-21.3A.

 

10A NCAC 25P .0402 CLINIC SERVICES

(a) Clinic services for which the physician or dentist files directly for payment shall not be covered.

(b) Clinic services specifically covered in other Title XIX programs shall not be covered.

(c) Clinic services provided at hospital clinics or at volunteer clinics not affiliated with the county health department shall not be covered, regardless of the amount of assistance provided by the county health department.

(d) Medicaid payments for dental services in clinics shall cover only those dental procedures which do not require prior approval. All dental services requiring prior approval must be billed separately, using the dentist's own provider number and the appropriate prior approval form.

(e) Only clinic services furnished by or under the direction of a physician or dentist shall be covered.

 

History Note: Authority G.S. 108A‑25(b); 108A‑54; 42 C.F.R. 440.20;

Eff. February 1, 1976;

Amended Eff. September 30, 1977;

Readopted Eff. October 31, 1977;

Amended Eff. January 1, 1984;

Recodified from 10 NCAC 26B .0113 Eff. October 1, 1993;

Recodified from 10 NCAC 26B .0114 Eff. January 1, 1998;

Transferred from 10A NCAC 22O .0115 Eff. May 1, 2012.

 

10A NCAC 25P .0403 CHIROPRACTIC SERVICES

10A NCAC 25P .0404 PODIATRIST SERVICES

 

History Note: Authority G.S. 108A‑25(b); 108A‑54; S.L. 1985, c. 479, s. 86; 42 C.F.R. 440.60; 42 C.F.R. 440.230(d)

Eff. February 1, 1976;

Amended Eff. September 30, 1977;

Readopted Eff. October 31, 1977;

Amended Eff. January 1, 2009; May 1, 1990; January 1, 1984;

Transferred from 10A NCAC 22O .0106, .0405 Eff. May 1, 2012;

Expired Eff. August 1, 2016 pursuant to G.S. 150B-21.3A.

 

10A NCAC 25P .0403 CHIROPRACTIC SERVICES

(a) No reimbursement from North Carolina Medicaid shall be made for x‑rays or other diagnostic or therapeutic services provided by a chiropractor except as provided in this Rule.

(b) Medicaid coverage of chiropractic services is limited to manual manipulation of the spine to correct a subluxation.

(c) Subluxation shall be confirmed by physical examination or by one set of x-rays taken within six months of the initial date of service.

(d) The treatment plan shall document:

(1) the symptoms or diagnosis treated;

(2) diagnostic procedures and treatment modalities used;

(3) results of diagnostic procedures and treatments; and

(4) anticipated length of treatments.

(e) Medical documentation shall support continued treatment.

(f) Chiropractic providers shall meet the educational requirements as outlined in 42 CFR 410.21(a).

 

History Note: Authority G.S. 108A‑25(b); 108A‑54; 42 C.F.R. 440.60;

Eff. February 1, 1976;

Amended Eff. September 30, 1977;

Readopted Eff. October 31, 1977;

Amended Eff. January 1, 2009; May 1, 1990; January 1, 1984;

Transferred from 10A NCAC 22O .0106 Eff. May 1, 2012.

 

10A NCAC 25P .0404 PODIATRIST SERVICES

The trimming of nails and corns shall not be covered.

 

History Note: Authority G.S. 108A‑25(b); S.L. 1985, c. 479, s. 86; 42 C.F.R. 440.230(d);

Eff. February 1, 1976;

Readopted Eff. October 31, 1977;

Transferred from 10A NCAC 22O .0405 Eff. May 1, 2012.

 

10a NCAC 25P .0405 ABORTION

Lawful abortions shall be covered under Medicaid in accordance with federal law.

 

History Note: Authority G.S. 108A‑25(b); 108A‑54; 108A‑56; 42 C.F.R. 440.90; 42 C.F.R. 441, Subpart E;

Eff. March 16, 1976;

Amended Eff. August 24, 1977;

Readopted Eff. October 31, 1977;

Recodified from 10 NCAC 26B .0115 Eff. October 1, 1993;

Recodified from 10 NCAC 26B .0116 Eff. January 1, 1998;

Transferred from 10A NCAC 22O .0117 Eff. May 1, 2012;

Pursuant to G.S. 150B-21.3A, rule is necessary without substantive public interest Eff. July 23, 2016.

 

10A NCAC 25P .0406 LABORATORY AND X‑RAY SERVICES

 

History Note: Authority G.S. 108A‑25(b); 108A‑54; 42 C.F.R. 440.30; 40 C.F.R. 441.16; 42 C.F.R. Part 493;

Eff. February 1, 1976;

Readopted Eff. October 31, 1977;

Amended Eff. March 1, 1993; April 1, 1992;

Transferred from 10A NCAC 22O .0104(1)-(3) Eff. May 1, 2012;

Expired Eff. August 1, 2016 pursuant to G.S. 150B-21.3A.