Tag - Periodicity Schedule

Texas Health Steps Medical Checkup Periodicity Schedule

The  Texas Health Steps Medical Checkup Periodicity Schedule for infants, children, and adolescents (birth through 20 years of age) specifies when each age-specific checkup is due and which checkup components are required. The periodicity schedule is posted on the Texas Health Steps website and is updated when policy changes are made which affect checkup components or the ages at which checkup components are required.  A Texas Health Steps Checkup is complete only if it documents all required components or if [...]

HHSC Notice! THSteps Documentation Improvement

Dear Texas Health Steps Provider: CHARLES SMITH EXECUTIVE COMMISSIONER As a Texas Health Steps (THSteps) provider, you affect the lives of many young Texans, and the Health and Human Services Commission (HHSC) understands documenting the THSteps components of the checkup can be challenging. One federal and two state contracted reviews of medical records have shown that missing documentation is the largest factor and the primary cause of records being reviewed and money being recouped. HHSC would like to assist you in documenting [...]

Texas Health Steps Checkup Documentation — Essential to Medical Records

As a Texas Health Steps (THSteps) provider you affect the lives of many young Texans. The care you provide helps prevent serious or chronic health-care problems and often helps young patients begin to develop positive lifelong health-care habits. Being a THSteps provider can be very rewarding. It can also be very challenging, especially when it comes to medical checkup documentation. Independent studies of THSteps medical checkups indicate that records were most commonly missing documentation of appropriate laboratory tests and [...]