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2012 Texas Medicaid Provider Procedures Manual

Medicaid Managed Care Handbook : 3. STAR Program : 3.2 STAR Client Enrollment : 3.2.3 Timely Notification and Assignment of Medicaid ID for Newborns

3.2.3
Hospitals that submit their birth certificate information utilizing the DSHS, Bureau of Vital Statistics (BVS) electronic Certificate Manager software and the Hospital Report (Newborn Child or Children) (Form 7484), receive a rapid and efficient assignment of a newborn Medicaid identification number. This process expedites reimbursement to hospitals and other providers involved in newborn care including pharmacies providing outpatient prescription benefits for medically-needy newborns.
For more information or to comment on this process, call 1‑512‑458‑7367.
Note:
The enrollment of newborns that are born to mothers who are enrolled in an MCO on the date of birth are retroactive to the newborn's date of birth (DOB).

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