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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 : 5.2.2 Additional Evaluation and Documentation Requirements for Speech Therapy

Additional evaluation and documentation requirements for speech therapy include one or more of the following:
Language evaluations—Oral-peripheral speech mechanism examination and formal or informal assessment of hearing, articulation, voice and fluency skills;
Oral Motor/Swallowing/Feeding—In addition to formal screening of language skills, formal or informal assessment of hearing, voice, and fluency skills, if swallowing problems and/or signs of aspiration are noted, then a statement indicating that a referral has been made to the client’s prescribing provider to consider a video fluoroscopic swallow study must be included.

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