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2012 Texas Medicaid Provider Procedures Manual

Vision and Hearing Services Handbook : 2. Nonimplantable Hearing Aid Devices and Related Services : 2.4 Claims Filing and Reimbursement

2.4 Claims Filing and Reimbursement
2.4.1
Hearing services must be submitted to TMHP in an approved electronic format or on the CMS-1500 paper claim form. Providers may purchase CMS-1500 paper claim forms from the vendor of their choice. TMHP does not supply the forms.
When completing a CMS-1500 paper claim form, all required information must be included on the claim, as information is not keyed from attachments. Superbills, or itemized statements, are not accepted as claim supplements.
Refer to:
Subsection 2.2, “Fee-for-Service Reimbursement Methodology” in Section 2, “Texas Medicaid Fee-for-Service Reimbursement” (Vol. 1, General Information) for more information about reimbursement.
Subsection 1.5.9, “Billing Clients” in Section 1, “Provider Enrollment and Responsibilities” (Vol. 1, General Information).
Section 3: TMHP Electronic Data Interchange (EDI) (Vol. 1, General Information) for information on electronic claims submissions.
Subsection 6.1, “Claims Information” in Section 6, “Claims Filing” (Vol. 1, General Information) for general information about claims filing.
Subsection 6.5, “CMS‑1500 Paper Claim Filing Instructions” in Section 6, “Claims Filing” (Vol. 1, General Information). Blocks that are not referenced are not required for processing by TMHP and may be left blank.
To be reimbursed for both audiology services and hearing aid fitting and dispensing services, audiologists must enroll with Texas Medicaid as audiologists and also as hearing aid fitters and dispensers. Audiology services must be billed using the audiologist provider number and benefit code (for electronic claims only) as indicated on the provider enrollment letter that indicates “Audiologist,” and hearing aid and fitting and dispensing services must be billed with the hearing aid provider number and benefit code (for electronic claims only) as indicated on the provider enrollment letter that indicates “Hearing Aid.”
Providers must file all claims electronically or on the appropriate Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services (CMS) paper claim form after providing the services. Claims must include the following information:
The most appropriate 3- to 5-digit International Classification of Diseases, Ninth Revision, Clinical Modification (ICD-9-CM) diagnosis code that represents the purpose for the service.
The most appropriate Current Procedural Terminology (CPT) or Healthcare Common Procedure Coding System (HCPCS) procedure code(s) that represent the service(s) provided.
Note:
For Texas Medicaid managed care clients, all hearing aid benefits and otology, and audiometry services are administered by the client’s Medicaid managed care organization (MCO).

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