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December 2016 Texas Medicaid Provider Procedures Manual

Medical and Nursing Specialists, Physicians, and Physician Assistants Handbook : 9 Physician : 9.2 Services, Benefits, Limitations, and Prior Authorization : 9.2.44 Newborn Services : 9.2.44.3 Newborn Hearing Screening

9.2.44.3
The newborn hearing screening procedure is a screening procedure, not diagnostic, and will not be reimbursed separately from the usual inpatient newborn delivery payment. Special investigations and examination codes are not appropriate for use with hearing screening of infants. For more information on newborn hearing screening, providers may contact:
Texas Early Hearing Detection and Intervention
PO Box 149347, MC-1918
Austin, TX. 78714-9347
1-512-458-7111, Ext. 2600
www.dshs.state.tx.us/audio
Refer to:
Section 2, “Nonimplantable Hearing Aid Devices and Related Services” in the Vision and Hearing Services Handbook (Vol. 2, Provider Handbooks).
Subsection 5.3.11.2.3, “Hearing Screening,” in the Children’s Services Handbook (Vol. 2, Provider Handbooks) for additional information about hearing screenings.

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