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December 2016 Texas Medicaid Provider Procedures Manual

Physical Therapy, Occupational Therapy, and Speech Therapy Services Handbook : 4 * Therapy Services Overview : 4.5 Frequency and Duration Criteria for PT, OT, and ST Services

Frequency must always be commensurate with the client’s medical and skilled therapy needs, level of disability and standards of practice; it is not for the convenience of the client or the responsible adult.
Exceptions to therapy limitations may be covered if the medically necessary criteria are met for the following:
When therapy is initiated, the therapist must provide education and training of the client and responsible caregivers, by developing and instructing them in a home treatment program to promote effective carryover of the therapy program and management of safety issues.
Providers may request high, moderate, or low frequencies on the Texas Medicaid Physical, Occupational or Speech Therapy (PT, OT, ST) Prior Authorization Form by indicating 3, 2, or 1 time per week respectively. Providers may request low or maintenance level by requesting 1, 2, or 3 times per month. Additional documentation is required when requesting a frequency of 3 times a week or more.

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