Free Training Available for Caries Risk Assessment Requirement

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.

Training Available: DSHS offers free online training with step-by-step guidance about conducting and documenting caries risk assessment for patients ages 6 months through 20 years.

The training provides links to all caries risk assessment forms and includes documentation and billing information. Get a head start on this new requirement and take the training today.