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December 2016 Texas Medicaid Provider Procedures Manual

Children’s Services Handbook : 2 Medicaid Children’s Services Comprehensive Care Program (CCP) : 2.14 * Prescribed Pediatric Extended Care Centers (PPECC) (CCP)

PPECC services may be a benefit of the Texas Health Steps (THSteps) Comprehensive Care Program (CCP) for Medicaid clients who are:
The term "medically dependent or technologically dependent client" does not include a minor or occasional medical condition that does not require continuous nursing care, including asthma or diabetes, or a condition that requires an epinephrine injection.
Require ongoing skilled nursing care beyond the level of Skilling Nursing (SN) visits normally authorized under Texas Medicaid Home Health Skilled Nursing (HHSN) and Home Health Aide (HHA) Services;
Meet the medical necessity criteria for admission to a PPECC detailed in the authorization and medical necessity requirements, including a prescription from the client’s ordering physician, and;
A PPECC does not provide emergency services. PPECCs must follow the safety provisions in state PPECC licensure requirements, including the adoption and enforcement of policies and procedures for a client’s medical emergency. PPECCs must call for emergency transport to the nearest hospital when emergency services are needed by a PPECC client.

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