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December 2016 Texas Medicaid Provider Procedures Manual

Vision and HearingServices Handbook : 4 Vision Care Professionals : 4.3 Services, Benefits, Limitations, and Prior Authorization : 4.3.3 THSteps Medical Checkup Vision Screening

A vision screening must be completed during each THSteps medical checkup with standardized screenings performed at specific ages, as listed in the THSteps Periodicity Schedule. Providers may perform a vision screening during an acute care visit with the appropriate screening tools or refer at-risk infants and children to an optometrist or ophthalmologist who is experienced with the pediatric population and who can perform further testing, diagnosis, and treatment.
Refer to:
Subsection, “Vision Screening” in Children’s Services Handbook (Vol. 2, Provider Handbooks) for information about THSteps medical checkup vision screenings.

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