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December 2016 Texas Medicaid Provider Procedures Manual

Section 4: Client Eligibility : 4.5 CHIP Perinatal Program : 4.5.4 Submission of Birth Information to Texas Vital Statistics Unit

Hospital providers must submit birth registry information to the DSHS Vital Statistics Unit in a timely manner. Once received by the Vital Statistics Unit, birth information is transmitted to the state’s eligibility systems, so a PCN (Medicaid number) can be issued for newborns whose mothers were at or below the pregnant women’s FPIL. Hospitals should use the CHIP Perinatal health plan ID to enter the mother’s CHIP perinatal coverage ID number in the Medicaid/CHIP number field on the Texas Electronic Registration (TER) screen. This number will appear as an alpha-numeric combination, starting with a letter followed by eight digits. For example, G12345678.
For more information, go to the HHSC website at, or call Texas Vital Statistics at 1-800-452-9115.

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