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Register Now for Texas Medicaid Autism Services Policy Webinars

Last updated on 9/30/2021

The Texas Medicaid & Healthcare Partnership (TMHP) is hosting a three-part Texas Medicaid Autism Services Policy webinar series. Attendees should register for all three sessions.

The first webinar will cover the following topics:

  • Autism Services Policy as a benefit in Texas Medicaid
  • Existing array of services for children and youth with autism spectrum disorder (ASD)
  • Applied behavior analysis (ABA) in accordance with the Texas Medicaid Autism Services Policy and the medical necessity for ABA services
  • Guidelines and components of the comprehensive diagnostic evaluation needed prior to requesting services
  • Treatment planning, caregiver involvement, and other requirements for providing ABA treatment services as a Texas Medicaid benefit

The second webinar will cover the following topics:

  • Frequency and duration guidelines for ABA services
  • Procedures for initiation of ABA treatment and 90-day extensions
  • Documentation requirements for prior authorization of the initiation of ABA treatment, 90-day extension, and recertification
  • Criteria for re-evaluation, discharge, or discontinuation

The first two webinars will include a live presentation and question-and-answer (Q&A) session. Participants will be able to submit questions throughout the webinars. Questions will be answered during the Q&A session conducted after the presentations and during the third webinar.

The third webinar will consist of a live Q&A session where providers will receive answers related to the Texas Medicaid Autism Services Policy.

Note: The Texas Medicaid Provider Procedures Manual (TMPPM) will be updated with the Autism Services Policy at the time of the implementation. These webinars should not be used in lieu of the current version of the TMPPM. Providers assisting individuals enrolled in managed care should contact the appropriate managed care organization (MCO) for specific information.

Registration information can be found in the following table. Click on the dates to register.

Session Number

Date

Time

Session 1

November 2, 2021

12:00 p.m. to 1:30 p.m.

Session 2

November 4, 2021

12:00 p.m. to 1:30 p.m.

Session 3

January 25, 2022

12:00 p.m. to 1:30 p.m.

For more information, call the TMHP Contact Center at 800-925-9126.