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December 2016 Texas Medicaid Provider Procedures Manual

Physical Therapy, Occupational Therapy, and Speech Therapy Services Handbook : 5 Children’s Therapy Services Clients birth through 20 years of age : 5.2 Authorization Requirements for PT, OT, and ST Services

Prior authorization requests may be submitted to the TMHP Prior Authorization Department via mail, fax, or the electronic portal. Prescribing or ordering providers, dispensing providers, clients’ responsible adults, and clients may sign prior authorization forms and supporting documentation using electronic or wet signatures.
Refer to:
Subsection, “Document Requirements and Retention” in “Section 5: Fee-for-Service Prior Authorizations” for additional information about electronic signatures.
Therapy services performed in the acute care inpatient setting do not require prior authorization.
Coverage periods do not coincide necessarily with calendar weeks or months, but cover a number of services to be scheduled between a start and end date that is assigned during the prior authorization period.

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