DHS 107.17(2)(f) (f) Non-transferability of treatment days. Unused treatment days from one spell of illness may not be carried over into a new spell of illness.
DHS 107.17(2)(g) (g) Other coverage. Treatment days covered by medicare or other third-party insurance shall be included in computing the 35-day per spell of illness total.
DHS 107.17(2)(h) (h) Department expertise. The department may have on its staff qualified occupational therapists to develop prior authorization criteria and perform other consultative activities.
DHS 107.17 Note Note: For more information about prior authorization, see s. DHS 107.02 (3).
DHS 107.17(3) (3)Other limitations.
DHS 107.17(3)(a) (a) Plan of care for therapy services. Services shall be furnished to a recipient under a plan of care established and periodically reviewed by a physician. The plan shall be reduced to writing before treatment is begun, either by the physician who makes the plan available to the provider or by the provider of therapy when the provider makes a written record of the physician's oral orders. The plan shall be promptly signed by the ordering physician and incorporated into the provider's permanent record for the recipient. The plan shall:
DHS 107.17(3)(a)1. 1. State the type, amount, frequency, and duration of the therapy services that are to be furnished the recipient and shall indicate the diagnosis and anticipated goals. Any changes shall be made in writing and signed by the physician, the provider of therapy services or the physician on the staff of the provider pursuant to the attending physician's oral orders; and
DHS 107.17(3)(a)2. 2. Be reviewed by the attending physician in consultation with the therapist providing services, at whatever intervals the severity of the recipient's condition requires, but at least every 90 days. Each review of the plan shall be indicated on the plan by the initials of the physician and the date performed. The plan for the recipient shall be retained in the provider's file.
DHS 107.17(3)(b) (b) Restorative therapy services. Restorative therapy services shall be covered services except as provided under sub. (4) (b).
DHS 107.17(3)(c) (c) Evaluations. Evaluations shall be covered services. The need for an evaluation or re-evaluation shall be documented in the plan of care. Evaluations shall be counted toward the 35-day per spell of illness prior authorization threshold.
DHS 107.17(3)(d) (d) Maintenance therapy services. Preventive or maintenance therapy services shall be covered services only when one or more of the following conditions are met:
DHS 107.17(3)(d)1. 1. The skills and training of a therapist are required to execute the entire preventive and maintenance program;
DHS 107.17(3)(d)2. 2. The specialized knowledge and judgment of an occupational therapist are required to establish and monitor the therapy program, including the initial evaluation, the design of the program appropriate to the individual recipient, the instruction of nursing personnel, family or recipient, and the re-evaluations required; or
DHS 107.17(3)(d)3. 3. When, due to the severity or complexity of the recipient's condition, nursing personnel cannot handle the recipient safely and effectively.
DHS 107.17(3)(e) (e) Extension of therapy services. Extension of therapy services shall not be approved beyond the 35-day per spell of illness prior authorization threshold in any of the following circumstances:
DHS 107.17(3)(e)1. 1. The recipient has shown no progress toward meeting or maintaining established and measurable treatment goals over a 6-month period, or the recipient has shown no ability within 6 months to carry over abilities gained from treatment in a facility to the recipient's home;
DHS 107.17(3)(e)2. 2. The recipient's chronological or developmental age, way of life or home situation indicates that the stated therapy goals are not appropriate for the recipient or serve no functional or maintenance purpose;
DHS 107.17(3)(e)3. 3. The recipient has achieved independence in daily activities or can be supervised and assisted by restorative nursing personnel;
DHS 107.17(3)(e)4. 4. The evaluation indicates that the recipient's abilities are functional for the person's present way of life;
DHS 107.17(3)(e)5. 5. The recipient shows no motivation, interest, or desire to participate in therapy, which may be for reasons of an overriding severe emotional disturbance;
DHS 107.17(3)(e)6. 6. Other therapies are providing sufficient services to meet the recipient's functioning needs; or
DHS 107.17(3)(e)7. 7. The procedures requested are not medical in nature or are not covered services. Inappropriate diagnoses for therapy services and procedures of questionable medical necessity may not receive departmental authorization, depending upon the individual circumstances.
DHS 107.17(4) (4)Non-covered services. The following services are not covered services:
DHS 107.17(4)(a) (a) Services related to activities for the general good and welfare of recipients, such as general exercises to promote overall fitness and flexibility and activities to provide diversion or general motivation;
DHS 107.17(4)(b) (b) Services that can be performed by restorative nursing, as under s. DHS 132.60 (1) (b) to (d);
DHS 107.17(4)(c) (c) Crafts and other supplies used in occupational therapy services for inpatients in an institutional program. These are not billable by the therapist; and
DHS 107.17(4)(d) (d) Activities such as end-of-the-day clean-up time, transportation time, consultations and required paper reports. These are considered components of the provider's overhead costs and are not covered as separately reimbursable items.
DHS 107.17 Note Note: For more information on non-covered services, see s. DHS 107.03.
DHS 107.17 History History: Cr. Register, February, 1986, No. 362, eff. 3-1-86; emerg. am. (2) (b), (d), (g), (3) (c) and (e) (intro.), eff. 7-1-88; am. (2) (b) (d), (g) (3) (c) and (e) (intro.), Register, December, 1988, No. 396, eff. 1-1-89; corrections in (1) (intro.) and (4) (b) made under s. 13.92 (4) (b) 7., Stats., Register December 2008 No. 636.
DHS 107.18 DHS 107.18Speech and language pathology services.
DHS 107.18(1)(1)Covered services.
DHS 107.18(1)(a)(a) General. Covered speech and language pathology services are those medically necessary diagnostic, screening, preventive or corrective speech and language pathology services prescribed by a physician and provided by a certified speech and language pathologist or under the direct, immediate on-premises supervision of a certified speech and language pathologist.
DHS 107.18(1)(b) (b) Evaluation procedures. Evaluation or re-evaluation procedures shall be performed by certified speech and language pathologists. Tests and measurements that speech and language pathologists may perform include the following:
DHS 107.18(1)(b)1. 1. Expressive language:
DHS 107.18(1)(b)1.a. a. Aphasia evaluation (examples of tests are Eisenson, PICA, Schuell);
DHS 107.18(1)(b)1.b. b. Articulation evaluation (examples of tests are Arizona articulation, proficiency scale, Goldman-Fristoe test of articulation, Templin-Darley screening and diagnostic tests of articulation);
DHS 107.18(1)(b)1.c. c. Cognitive assessment (examples are tests of classification, conservation, Piagetian concepts);
DHS 107.18(1)(b)1.d. d. Language concept evaluation (examples are tests of temporal, spatial, and quantity concepts, environmental concepts, and the language of direction);
DHS 107.18(1)(b)1.e. e. Morphological evaluation (examples are the Miller-Yoder test and the Michigan inventory);
DHS 107.18(1)(b)1.f. f. Question evaluation — yes-no, is-are, where, who, why, how and when;
DHS 107.18(1)(b)1.g. g. Stuttering evaluation;
DHS 107.18(1)(b)1.h. h. Syntax evaluation;
DHS 107.18(1)(b)1.i. i. Vocabulary evaluation;
DHS 107.18(1)(b)1.j. j. Voice evaluation;
DHS 107.18(1)(b)1.k. k. Zimmerman pre-school language scale; and
DHS 107.18(1)(b)1.L. L. Illinois test of psycholinguistic abilities;
DHS 107.18(1)(b)2. 2. Receptive language:
DHS 107.18(1)(b)2.a. a. ACLC or assessment of children's language comprehension;
DHS 107.18(1)(b)2.b. b. Aphasia evaluation (examples of tests are Eisenson, PICA, Schuell);
DHS 107.18(1)(b)2.c. c. Auditory discrimination evaluation (examples are the Goldman-Fristoe-Woodcock test of auditory discrimination and the Wepman test of auditory discrimination);
DHS 107.18(1)(b)2.d. d. Auditory memory (an example is Spencer-MacGrady memory for sentences test);
DHS 107.18(1)(b)2.e. e. Auditory processing evaluation;
DHS 107.18(1)(b)2.f. f. Cognitive assessment (examples are tests of one-to-one correspondence, and seriation classification conservation);
DHS 107.18(1)(b)2.g. g. Language concept evaluation (an example is the Boehm test of basic concepts);
DHS 107.18(1)(b)2.h. h. Morphological evaluation (examples are Bellugi-Klima grammatical comprehension tests, Michigan inventory, Miller-Yoder test);
DHS 107.18(1)(b)2.i. i. Question evaluation;
DHS 107.18(1)(b)2.j. j. Syntax evaluation;
DHS 107.18(1)(b)2.k. k. Visual discrimination evaluation;
DHS 107.18(1)(b)2.L. L. Visual memory evaluation;
DHS 107.18(1)(b)2.m. m. Visual sequencing evaluation;
DHS 107.18(1)(b)2.n. n. Visual processing evaluation;
DHS 107.18(1)(b)2.o. o. Vocabulary evaluation (an example is the Peabody picture vocabulary test);
DHS 107.18(1)(b)2.p. p. Zimmerman pre-school language scale; and
DHS 107.18(1)(b)2.q. q. Illinois test of psycholinguistic abilities;
DHS 107.18(1)(b)3. 3. Pre-school speech skills:
DHS 107.18(1)(b)3.a. a. Diadochokinetic rate evaluation; and
DHS 107.18(1)(b)3.b. b. Oral peripheral evaluation; and
DHS 107.18(1)(b)4. 4. Hearing-auditory training:
DHS 107.18(1)(b)4.a. a. Auditory screening;
DHS 107.18(1)(b)4.b. b. Informal hearing evaluation;
DHS 107.18(1)(b)4.c. c. Lip-reading evaluation;
DHS 107.18(1)(b)4.d. d. Auditory training evaluation;
DHS 107.18(1)(b)4.e. e. Hearing-aid orientation evaluation; and
DHS 107.18(1)(b)4.f. f. Non-verbal evaluation.
DHS 107.18(1)(c) (c) Speech procedure treatments. The following speech procedure treatments shall be performed by a certified speech and language pathologist or under the direct, immediate, on-premises supervision of a certified speech and language pathologist:
DHS 107.18(1)(c)1. 1. Expressive language:
DHS 107.18(1)(c)1.a. a. Articulation;
DHS 107.18(1)(c)1.d. d. Language structure, including phonology, morphology, and syntax;
DHS 107.18(1)(c)1.e. e. Language content, including range of abstraction in meanings and cognitive skills; and
DHS 107.18(1)(c)1.f. f. Language functions, including verbal, non-verbal and written communication;
DHS 107.18(1)(c)2. 2. Receptive language:
DHS 107.18(1)(c)2.a. a. Auditory processing — attention span, acuity or perception, recognition, discrimination, memory, sequencing and comprehension; and
DHS 107.18(1)(c)2.b. b. Visual processing — attention span, acuity or perception, recognition, discrimination, memory, sequencing and comprehension;
DHS 107.18(1)(c)3. 3. Pre-speech skills:
DHS 107.18(1)(c)3.a. a. Oral and peri-oral structure;
DHS 107.18(1)(c)3.b. b. Vegetative function of the oral motor skills; and
DHS 107.18(1)(c)3.c. c. Volitional oral motor skills; and
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