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December 2016 Texas Medicaid Provider Procedures Manual

Section 2: Texas Medicaid Fee‑for‑Service Reimbursement : 2.8 Home Health Agency Reimbursement

2.8
Home health service claims should not be submitted for payment until Medicaid certification is received and a prior authorization number is assigned.
Home Health Agency providers should note the following:
SN, HHA, OT, and PT services must be provided through a Medicaid-enrolled home health agency. These services must be billed using the home health agency’s provider identifier. File these services on a UB-04 CMS-1450 claim form.
Note:
Medical social services and speech-language pathology services are available to clients who are 20 years of age and younger and are not a home health services benefit. These services may be considered a benefit for clients who qualify for CCP.
Texas Medicaid does not reimburse separately for associated DME charges, including but not limited to battery disposal fees or state taxes. Reimbursement for any associated charges is included in the reimbursement for a specific piece of equipment.
Refer to:

Texas Medicaid & Healthcare Partnership
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