The Texas Department of State Health Services (DSHS) requests that health-care providers and laboratories promptly report Cronobacter sakazakii (formerly Enterobacter sakazakii) infections in infants up to 12 months. Two cases have recently been reported in Texas. Both infants had consumed powdered infant formula, but it is not known whether either was exposed to C. sakazakii through the formula or whether they share common exposure.

Effective November 1, 2015, new benefit criteria take effect for Texas Health Steps preventive medical checkups. The changes affect required diagnosis codes, laboratory screening, autism screening, mental health screening, newborn screening, and telemedicine/telehealth services. All services provided on or after November 1, 2015, are affected. Complete information is available on the Texas Health Steps Provider Information web page.

Effective November 1, 2015, new benefit criteria take effect for Texas Health Steps preventive medical checkups. The changes affect required diagnosis codes, laboratory screening, autism screening, mental health screening, newborn screening, and telemedicine/telehealth services. All services provided on or after November 1, 2015, are affected. Complete information is available on the Texas Health Steps Provider Information web page.

Beginning October 1, 2015, Texas Health Steps requires caries risk assessment and documentation to be included in all dental exams. Beginning January 1, 2016, dental exams will be denied for reimbursement by Medicaid unless caries risk assessment is properly conducted, documented, and coded.

Beginning October 1, 2015, Texas Health Steps requires caries risk assessment and documentation to be included in all dental exams. Beginning January 1, 2016, dental exams will be denied for reimbursement by Medicaid unless caries risk assessment is properly conducted, documented, and coded.

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