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December 2016 Texas Medicaid Provider Procedures Manual

Children’s Services Handbook : 2 Medicaid Children’s Services Comprehensive Care Program (CCP) : 2.6 Durable Medical Equipment (DME) Supplier (CCP) : 2.6.14 Special Needs Car Seats and Travel Restraints

A special needs car seat must have a top tether installed. The top tether is essential for proper use of the car seat. The installer is reimbursed for the installation by the manufacturer.
Providers must use procedure code E1399 for a special needs car seat.
Car seat accessories available from the manufacturer may be considered for reimbursement with prior authorization when medically necessary for correct positioning.
A stroller base for a special needs car seat is not a benefit of Texas Medicaid.
Providers must use procedure code E0700 for the purchase of travel safety restraints, such as ankle and wrist belts.

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