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2012 Texas Medicaid Provider Procedures Manual

Clinics and Other Outpatient Facility Services Handbook : 6. Renal Dialysis Facility : 6.2 Services, Benefits, Limitations, and Prior Authorization : 6.2.3 Method II Dealing Direct-Support Services

With Method II, the client selects and works with a single supplier to obtain supplies and equipment to dialyze at home. The selected supplier cannot be a dialysis facility, although the supplier must maintain a written agreement with a support dialysis facility to provide backup and support services. Method II support services are reimbursed under revenue codes 845 and 855.
Support services are reimbursed monthly under Method II are limited to clients who are 20 years of age and younger, and include, but are not limited to:
Visits by trained personnel for the client with a qualified social worker and a qualified dietitian, made in accordance with a plan prepared and periodically reviewed by a professional team, which includes the physician.
Monitoring the client’s performance of CAPD, assuring that it is done correctly, and reviewing proper techniques with the client or informing the client of modifications to apparatus or technique.
Documenting whether the client has or has had peritonitis that requires physician intervention or hospitalization (unless there is evidence of peritonitis, a culture for peritonitis is not necessary).
Routine laboratory services are included in the support services and are not reimbursed separately.
Equipment and supplies are:
The following equipment, supply, and services procedure codes are benefits of Texas Medicaid under Method II:
Installation and repair of home hemodialysis machines are not a benefit of Texas Medicaid. Home modifications for use of medical equipment are not a benefit of Texas Medicaid.
A Medicaid client may receive CAPD and continuous cycle peritoneal dialysis (CCPD) support services furnished by the facility on a monthly basis. Charges for support services in excess of this frequency must include documentation of medical necessity.
Clients may have a one month reserve of supplies available for use. Renal dialysis services beyond these limitations may be considered for clients who are 20 years of age and younger through the Comprehensive Care Program (CCP) with prior authorization.

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