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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 [...]

Training for Providers on Child Development Screening and Surveillance

The Child Developmental Screening and Surveillance web training is available on the Texas Health Steps Online Provider Education website: http://www.txhealthsteps.com/. The goal of this module is to equip Texas Health Steps providers and others with the skills to conduct developmental surveillance and screening during preventive medical checkups for children birth through 6 years; use approved screening tools; make appropriate referrals; and coordinate care in the primary care setting. Continuing education units are available for physicians, nurses, social workers, and Certified Health [...]

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 [...]

THSteps 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 Texas Health Steps medical checkups indicate that records were most commonly missing documentation of appropriate laboratory [...]

Provider Alert! Billing Update for Texas Health Steps

To: All Texas Health Steps Providers Subject: Reminder – Billing for Texas Health Steps Services to Texas Children’s Health Plan Texas Children’s Health Plan follows the State of Texas Medicaid guidelines for Texas Health Steps checkups including the following: “Texas Health Steps medical checkups reflect the federal and state requirements for a preventive checkup. Preventive care medical checkups are a benefit of the Texas Health Steps program if they are provided by enrolled Texas Health Steps providers and all of the required [...]