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2012 Texas Medicaid Provider Procedures Manual

Volume 1, General Information : Section 6: Claims Filing : 6.4 Claims Filing Instructions : 6.4.2 Claim Form Requirements : Newborn Clients Without Medicaid Numbers
Newborn Clients Without Medicaid Numbers
If a Medicaid eligible newborn has not been assigned a Medicaid number on the DOS, the provider must wait until a Medicaid client number is assigned to file the claim. The provider writes the number instead of “Pending.” The 95‑day filing period begins on the “add date,” which is the date the eligibility is received and added to the TMHP eligibility file. Providers verify eligibility and add date through TexMedConnect or by calling AIS or the TMHP Contact Center at 1‑800‑925‑9126 after the number is received.
Providers must check Medicaid eligibility regularly to file claims within the required 95day filing deadline.
Refer to:
Section 4: Client Eligibility (Vol. 1, General Information).

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