CE Credit

Texas Health Steps: Overview

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

Credit hours: 1.50 CE


The goal of this module is to equip Texas Health Steps providers and other health-care professionals who care for children and adolescents enrolled in Texas Medicaid to recognize the importance of Texas Health Steps, perform all components of preventive medical and dental checkups, make appropriate referrals, identify which services and equipment require prior authorization and understand requirements for being a Texas Health Steps provider.

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. Summarize the scope of preventive health services encompassed by Texas Health Steps.
  2. Complete and document all required components of Texas Health Steps preventive medical and dental checkups.
  3. Specify the process that must be used to make referrals for specialty or subspecialty care or to obtain services and equipment that require prior authorization.
  4. Determine which additional benefit programs may be available to children and adolescents receiving Texas Health Steps services.

Please note this module expires on 6/28/2024.

This module was released on 6/28/2021.

Accreditation Statement


Browser Requirements

Section 1: Scope of Texas Health Steps Services

Section 2: Components of Texas Health Steps Preventive Medical and Dental Checkups

Section 3: Claims Submission, Referral and Prior Authorization

Section 4: Additional Medicaid Services that Sometimes Accompany Texas Health Steps Services

Section 5: Provider Enrollment and Provider Assistance