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2012 Texas Medicaid Provider Procedures Manual

Volume 1, General Information : Preliminary Information : Introduction : Medicaid Program Administration

Medicaid Program Administration
The Texas Medical Assistance (Medicaid) Program was implemented on September 1, 1967, under the provisions of Title XIX of the federal Social Security Act and Chapter 32 of the Texas Human Resources Code.
The State of Texas and the federal government share the cost of funding Texas Medicaid. The Health and Human Services Commission (HHSC), the single state Medicaid agency, is responsible for the Title XIX Program. The administration of the program is accomplished through contracts and agreements with the following:
Texas Medicaid providers are reimbursed for services through contracts with health-insuring contractors, fiscal agents, or direct vendor payments.
By signing an HHSC Medicaid Provider Agreement (through the enrollment process) and submitting Medicaid claims, each enrolled provider agrees to abide by the policies and procedures of Medicaid, published regulations, and the information and instructions in manuals, bulletins, and other instructional material furnished to the provider.
Refer to:
Appendix A: State and Federal Offices Communication Guide (Vol. 1, General Information) for addresses and telephone numbers of HHSC and Department of State Health Services (DSHS) regional offices.

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