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2012 Texas Medicaid Provider Procedures Manual

Behavioral Health, Rehabilitation, and Case Management Services Handbook : 6. Physician, Psychologist, and Licensed Psychological Associate (LPA) Providers : 6.9 Psychiatric Diagnostic Interviews : 6.9.1 Prior Authorization

Psychiatric diagnostic interviews performed in the inpatient setting are not limited to once per year, but must be based on medical necessity.
Psychiatric diagnostic interviews do not require prior authorization when performed in the office, home, nursing facility, outpatient hospital, or other settings.
Additional psychiatric diagnostic interviews may be considered for prior authorization on a case-by-case basis when submitted with supporting documentation, including but not limited to the following:

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