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2012 Texas Medicaid Provider Procedures Manual

Behavioral Health, Rehabilitation, and Case Management Services Handbook : 2. Blind Children’s Vocational Discovery and Development Program (BCVDDP) : 2.5 Claims Filing and Reimbursement

BCVDDP case management 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 TMHP does not key any information from claim attachments. Superbills or itemized statements are not accepted as claim supplements. Providers must not submit a claim when or after the client turns 16 years of age.
Any child who has a suspected or diagnosed visual impairment may be referred to BCVDDP. DARS DBS assesses the impact the visual impairment has on the child’s development and provides blindness-specific services to increase the child’s skill level in the areas of independent living, communication, mobility, social, recreational, and vocational discovery and development. For more information, visit the DARS website at
Case management services for BCVDDP are reimbursed at a fixed rate in accordance with 1 TAC §355.8381. Providers can refer to the Online Fee Lookup (OFL) or the applicable fee schedule on the TMHP website at
Texas Medicaid implemented mandated rate reductions for certain services. The OFL and static fee schedules include a column titled “Adjusted Fee” to display the individual fees with all mandated percentage reductions applied.
Additional information about rate changes is available on the TMHP website at
Refer to:
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).
Subsection 2.7, “Federal Medical Assistance Percentage (FMAP)” in Section 2, “Texas Medicaid Fee-for-Service Reimbursement” (Vol. 1, General Information) for federal matching percentage.

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