Rule 5160-1-10 | Limitations on elective obstetric deliveries.
(A) Payment for any cesarean section, labor induction, or any delivery following labor induction is subject to the following criteria:
(1) Gestational age of the fetus must be determined to be at least thirty-nine weeks; or
(2) If a delivery occurs prior to thirty-nine weeks gestation, maternal and/or fetal conditions must indicate medical necessity for the delivery.
(B) Cesarean sections, labor inductions, or any deliveries following labor induction that occur prior to thirty-nine weeks gestation that are not considered medically necessary are not eligible for payment.