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2012 Texas Medicaid Provider Procedures Manual

Durable Medical Equipment, Medical Supplies, and Nutritional Products Handbook : 2. Texas Medicaid (Title XIX) Home Health Services : 2.2 Services, Benefits, Limitations and Prior Authorization : 2.2.14 Mobility Aids : Gait Trainers
Gait trainers are devices with wheels used to train clients with ambulatory potential. They provide the same benefits as the stander, in addition to assisting with gait training. Prior Authorization
Prior authorization for a gait trainer may be considered with documentation supporting medical necessity and an assessment of the accessibility of the client's residence to ensure that the gait trainer is usable in the home (i.e., doors and halls are wide enough and have no obstructions), when a physician familiar with the client documents that the client has ambulatory potential and will benefit from a gait training program, and when the client meets the criteria for a stander.

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