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December 2016 Texas Medicaid Provider Procedures Manual

Children’s Services Handbook : 5 THSteps Medical : 5.3 Services, Benefits, Limitations, and Prior Authorization : 5.3.11 Mandated Components

THSteps medical checkups must include regularly scheduled examinations and screenings of the general physical and mental health, growth, development, and nutritional status of infants, children, and youth.
The following federal and state mandated components must be documented in the client’s medical record for the checkup to be considered complete:
The client’s medical record must include documentation to support the rationale a component was not completed, and a plan to complete the component(s) if not due to parent or caregiver concern or reasons of conscience, including religious beliefs. THSteps provides optional clinical records to assist the provider in the documentation of the required components.These forms may be found at
If the client has a condition that has been previously diagnosed and is currently receiving treatment, the associated standardized screening may be omitted with proper documentation.
Documented test or screening results obtained within the preceding 30 days for clients who are two years of age and younger, and the preceding 90 days for clients who are three years of age and older may be used to meet the testing or screening requirements. Results must include the dates of service and one of the following:

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