CE Credit

Texas Medicaid Services for Children


Welcome to the training on Texas Medicaid Services for Children provided by Texas Health and Human Services (HHS) and the Texas Department of State Health Services (DSHS).

Credit hours: 1.50 CE

Note: Provider practices range from solo practitioners to large, multi-specialty physician groups. Some have entire departments dedicated to checking Medicaid eligibility, submitting and following up on claims, communicating with health plans, and credentialing. Others have a limited number of staff members who perform both administrative and clinical duties. Some Medicaid policies and procedures covered in this module may primarily involve administrative staff rather than the clinicians taking the training.


The goal of this module is to equip Texas Health Steps providers and others to follow legal requirements and employ best practices in delivering Texas Medicaid services to children birth through age 20 who are enrolled in Medicaid.

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. Apply knowledge of the medical and dental services that are available to children enrolled in Medicaid.
  2. Specify requirements and processes for prior authorization and claims filing and adjudication.
  3. Evaluate whether a medical service to diagnose or treat a condition would likely meet the definition of medical necessity.
  4. Appraise whether a child enrolled in Medicaid could also be eligible for services under other Texas state health-care programs for children.

Note: The 'R' icon appears throughout the module. It indicates that a provider resource, such as a website, form or helpline, can be accessed from the stand-alone Resources section of this module. You can use the Resources section at any time without opening the module.

Please note this module expires on 8/1/2020.

This module was released on 8/1/2017.

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