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Rule 67:16:42:06 Parenteral nutritional therapy -- Prior authorization required.

          67:16:42:06.  Parenteral nutritional therapy -- Prior authorization required. The department must authorize the use of parenteral nutritional therapy services before they are payable under this chapter. Before authorization is given, the physician must provide medical documentation, including a written order or prescription, to the department describing the diagnosis and the medical necessity for the therapy.


          An authorization may not exceed three months and a new prescription must be submitted annually. If an initial authorization or an annual reauthorization is being requested or if there is a change in the physician's orders, documentation must include the following:


          (1)  A copy of the prescription for the needed therapy;

          (2)  A copy of the physician's statement giving the reasons the person is unable to receive adequate nutrition by normal means;

          (3)  The applicable procedure codes for the items and services provided;

          (4)  The provider's usual and customary charge for the items or services, including formula, durable medical equipment, and supplies; and

          (5)  Documentation regarding other required routine medical services, such as home health.


          If there is no change in the physician's orders and a three-month reauthorization is being requested, documentation need only include the physician's certification that the individual continues to need the nutritional therapy.


          The department may verbally authorize services when the required information is transmitted to the department. The department shall verify a verbal authorization in writing following receipt of the required written documentation.


          Source: 17 SDR 37, effective September 11, 1990; 17 SDR 184, effective June 6, 1991; 17 SDR 200, effective July 1, 1991; 18 SDR 209, effective June 23, 1992; transferred from § 67:16:11:03.05, 22 SDR 32, effective September 11, 1995; 35 SDR 49, effective September 10, 2008.

          General Authority: SDCL 28-6-1.

          Law Implemented: SDCL 28-6-1.


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