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2012 Texas Medicaid Provider Procedures Manual

Nursing and Therapy Services Handbook : 3. Home Health Nursing and Therapy Services : 3.3 Documentation Requirements : 3.3.1 Written POC : Physician Supervision-POC
For the Home Health Services POC to be valid, the primary physician must sign and date it, and indicate when the services will begin. The home health agency must update and maintain the POC at least every 60 days or as necessitated by a change in the client’s condition.
Medicare Form 485 is not accepted as a POC. The Home Health Services POC is the only acceptable form for prior authorization through Texas Medicaid.

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