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2012 Texas Medicaid Provider Procedures Manual

Inpatient and Outpatient Hospital Services Handbook : 3. Inpatient Hospital (Medical/Surgical Acute Care Inpatient Facility) : 3.2 Services, Benefits, Limitations, and Prior Authorization - Acute Care : 3.2.3 Maternity Care : 3.2.3.3 Children's Health Insurance Program (CHIP) Perinatal Coverage

3.2.3.3
For clients who are eligible for CHIP perinatal services as determined by HHSC, CHIP perinatal services include newborn services and inpatient hospital charges related to the delivery of the newborn. Preterm or false labor that does not result in a birth are not CHIP perinatal services.
Inpatient services limited to labor with delivery for women with income between 186 and 200 percent of FPL will be covered under CHIP perinatal. Newborn services will also be covered under CHIP perinatal.
For CHIP perinatal newborns with a family income at or below 185 percent of the federal poverty level, TMHP will process newborn transfer hospital claims even if the claim from the initial hospital stay has not been received. The hospital transfer must have occurred within 24 hours of the discharge date from the initial delivery hospital stay.
Transfer claims must be filed to TMHP using the admission type 1, 2, 3, or 5 in block 14; source of admission code 4 or 6 in block 15; and the actual date and time the client was admitted in block 12 of the UB-04 CMS-1450 paper claim form.
Refer to:
Subsection 6.20.1, “CHIP Perinatal Newborn Transfer Hospital Claims,” in Section 6, “Claims Filing” (Vol. 1, General Information).

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