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December 2016 Texas Medicaid Provider Procedures Manual

Behavioral Health, Rehabilitation, and Case Management Services Handbook : 6 Physician, Psychologist, and Licensed Psychological Associate (LPA) Providers : 6.8 Family Therapy or Counseling Services

6.8
Family psychotherapy is defined as therapy that focuses on the dynamics of a family unit where the goal is to strengthen the family’s problem solving and communication skills. When providing family counseling services (procedure code 90847), the client and a family member must be present during the face-to-face visit.
According to the definition of family provided by the HHSC Household Determination Guidelines, only specific relatives are allowed to participate in family counseling services. The following specific relatives are included in family counseling services:

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