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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 : 6.8.1 Prior Authorization

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. Family therapy or counseling services do not require prior authorization unless the limitation of 30 encounters or visits per calendar year has been met.

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