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December 2016 Texas Medicaid Provider Procedures Manual

Inpatient and Outpatient Hospital Services Handbook : 3 Inpatient Hospital (Medical/Surgical Acute Care Inpatient Facility) : 3.4 Services, Benefits, Limitations, and Prior Authorization - Inpatient Psychiatric Services : 3.4.3 Acute Care Hospital Psychiatric Services

Acute care hospital psychiatric services are those services that are rendered to Texas Medicaid clients of any age who are admitted as an inpatient to an acute care hospital for treatment of a psychiatric condition.
Admissions to acute care hospitals must be medically necessary.
Refer to:
Subsection 3.2, “Services, Benefits, Limitations, and Prior Authorization - Acute Care,” in this handbook for additional information about acute care benefits and limitations.

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