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2012 Texas Medicaid Provider Procedures Manual

Volume 1, General Information : Section 5: Fee-for-Service Prior Authorizations : 5.1 General Information About Prior Authorization : 5.1.2 Prior Authorization Requests for Newly Enrolled Providers

5.1.2
TMHP cannot issue a prior authorization before Medicaid enrollment is complete. Upon notice of Medicaid enrollment, by way of issuance of a provider identifier, the provider must contact the appropriate TMHP Authorization Department to request prior approval before providing services that require prior authorization. Regular prior authorization procedures are followed after the TMHP Prior Authorization Department has been contacted.
Retroactive authorizations will not be issued unless the regular authorization procedures for the requested services allow for authorizations to be obtained after services are provided. For these services, providers have 95 days from the date the new provider identifier is issued (add date) to obtain authorization for services that have already been performed. Providers should refer to specific handbook sections for details about authorization requirements, claims filing, and timeframe guidelines for authorization request submissions.
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Texas Medicaid & Healthcare Partnership
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