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December 2016 Texas Medicaid Provider Procedures Manual

Clinics and Other Outpatient Facility Services Handbook : 7 Rural Health Clinic : 7.2 Services, Benefits, Limitations, and Prior Authorization : 7.2.1 Services Rendered by the RHC Facility Provider : 7.2.1.3 Freestanding Rural Health Clinic Services

7.2.1.3
The services listed below cannot be reimbursed to freestanding RHCs using only the RHC provider identifier. Use of the RHC provider identifier for billing these services causes claims to be processed as informational only. Services in any of these categories must be billed using the professional (non-RHC) provider identifier and the appropriate benefit code:
These services must be billed with an AM, SA, or U7 modifier.
Physician supplies are not a benefit of Texas Medicaid. Costs of supplies are included in the reimbursement for office visits. Outpatient hospital services (including emergency room services) and inpatient hospital services provided outside the RHC setting are to be billed using the individual or group physician provider identifier.
Exception:
Freestanding RHCs submit an all-inclusive encounter for services provided. All services provided that are incidental to the encounter, including developmental screening, must be included in the total charge for the encounter. A claim for these services may not be submitted as a separate encounter.
If immunizations are given outside of a THSteps medical checkup, procedure codes given in the THSteps section of this manual should be identified on the claim. These procedure codes are informational only, and are not payable.
All services provided during a freestanding RHC encounter must be submitted using procedure code T1015. The total submitted amount should be the combined charges for all services provided during that encounter.
One of the following modifiers must be reported with procedure code T1015 to designate the health-care professional providing the services: AH, AJ, AM, SA, TD, TE, or U7. If the encounter is for antepartum or postpartum care, use modifier TH in addition to the modifier required to designate the health-care professional providing the service.
Reminder:
If more than one health-care professional is seen during the encounter, the modifier (if appropriate) must indicate the primary contact. For example, if an NP or a PA performs an antepartum exam, modifiers SA or U7, and TH, must be entered. A maximum of two modifiers may be reported with each encounter.
Providers who render services in an RHC setting for THSteps Medical services or Family Planning services may be reimbursed an encounter rate.
THSteps Medical Services
RHC facility providers may be reimbursed for THSteps medical services using their RHC NPI with the appropriate benefit code.
If the appropriate benefit code is not included, the service will process as informational only and will not be reimbursed.
 

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