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2012 Texas Medicaid Provider Procedures Manual

Children’s Services Handbook : 4. Texas Health Steps (THSteps) Dental : 4.2 Services, Benefits, Limitations, and Prior Authorization : 4.2.7 Change of Provider : 4.2.7.1 Interrupted or Incomplete Orthodontic Treatment Plans

4.2.7.1
Interrupted or Incomplete Orthodontic Treatment Plans
Authorizations for orthodontic or extensive restorative treatment plans that have been prior authorized for a provider are not transferable to another provider. If a client’s treatment plan is interrupted and the services are not completed, the original or new provider must request a new prior authorization to complete the interrupted, incomplete, and prior authorized treatment plan.
To complete the treatment plan, the client must be eligible for Medicaid. It is the provider's responsibility to verify the client's eligibility through www.YourTexasBenefitsCard.com, TexMedConnect, or the TMHP Contact Center.
If the client does not return for the completion of services and there is a documented failure to keep appointments by the client, the dental provider who initiated the services may submit a claim for reimbursement in compliance with the 95-day filing deadline.
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Texas Medicaid & Healthcare Partnership
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