CE Credit

Texas Health Steps: Overview

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Welcome to the training on Texas Health Steps: Overview provided by the Texas Department of State Health Services (DSHS) and the Texas Health and Human Services Commission (HHSC).

Credit hours: 1.25 CE

Goal

The goal of this module is to equip Texas Health Steps providers and others who care for children and adolescents enrolled in Texas Medicaid to recognize the program’s mission, understand provider requirements for participation, perform all components of a preventive medical checkup, make appropriate referrals, and request services and equipment that require prior authorization.

Target Audience

Texas Health Steps providers and other interested health-care professionals.

Specific Learning Objectives

After completing the activities of this module, you will be able to:

  1. Determine best practices for preventive health-care management of children and adolescents enrolled in Texas Health Steps’ wide-ranging services.
  2. Inventory the federal- and state-mandated components of a Texas Health Steps preventive medical checkup.
  3. Illustrate allowable reasons for exception-to-periodicity medical checkups.
  4. Summarize the importance of proper documentation of each Texas Health Steps preventive medical checkup.
  5. Differentiate between additional Medicaid services that sometimes accompany Texas Health Steps medical services.
  6. Specify the three types of providers eligible to participate in the Texas Health Steps program.
  7. Examine requirements for registered nurses who perform Texas Health Steps preventive medical checkups.
  8. Describe two circumstances when children and adolescents enrolled in Texas Health Steps should be referred for additional equipment or services.

Please note this module expires on 10/30/2018.

Accreditation Statement

Disclosures

  • ImmTrac: Texas Immunization Registry, a Texas Department of State Health Services program that offers a convenient and confidential repository for a family’s immunization records.
  • Medical Transportation Program, an HHSC program that helps patients and their families set up rides to the doctor’s office or pharmacy.
  • Your Texas Benefits, a Texas Health and Human Services Commission (HHSC) website that helps patients and families learn about benefits, including Medicaid, the Children’s Health Insurance Program, and SNAP food benefits.

The medical definitions provided in this module were obtained or adapted from the American Dental Association, Texas Health and Human Services Commission, and the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services.