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December 2016 Texas Medicaid Provider Procedures Manual

Children’s Services Handbook : 3 School Health and Related Services (SHARS) : 3.3 Services, Benefits, Limitations, and Prior Authorization : 3.3.9 Speech Therapy (ST) : 3.3.9.3 Provider and Supervision Requirements

3.3.9.3
ST services are eligible for reimbursement when they are provided by a qualified SLP, who holds a Texas license or an ASHA-equivalent SLP (has a master’s degree in the field of speech-language pathology and a Texas license). ST services are also eligible for reimbursement when provided by an SLP with a state education agency certification, a licensed SLP intern, or a grandfathered SLP when acting under the supervision or direction of an SLP.
The supervision must meet the following provisions:
The SLP who provides the direction must ensure that the personnel who carry out the directives meet the minimum qualifications set forth in the rules of the State Board of Examiners for Speech-Language Pathology and Audiology which relate to Licensed Interns or Assistants in Speech-Language Pathology.
CMS interprets “under the direction of a speech-language pathologist,” as an SLP who:

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