Texas Health Steps is the comprehensive preventive child health service for children and adolescents birth through 20 years who are enrolled in Texas Medicaid. Along with the mission to provide key health care services to all children, Texas Health Steps providers play a valuable role in providing preventive medical and dental checkups as well as promoting healthy behaviors in children and adolescents.
Texas Health Steps recognizes the importance of preventive medical and dental checkups and the important role providers have in providing these services. Texas Health Steps wants to support providers in understanding the requirements for being a Texas Health Steps provider. We also want to support providers in making sure all components of the preventive checkup are completed, referrals are made appropriately, and all reporting requirements are met.
This site provides free, up-to-date courses and resources for Texas Health Steps providers and staff members. All courses listed below are developed specifically for Texas Health Steps providers. They provide information aboutTexas Health Steps and Texas Medicaid and offer guidance on clinical, legal, regulatory and practice management issues. Texas Health Steps encourages medical and dental providers to review the courses and share them with their practice staff and colleagues.
Developmental Surveillance and Screening: Birth through 6 Years
Integrate validated developmental screenings and ongoing surveillance to meet Texas Health Steps requirements for preventive medical checkups.
Integrating Postpartum Depression Screening into Routine Infant Medical Checkups
Maternal and child health are intricately linked. This tutorial explores the impact of postpartum depression and provides guidance about how Texas Health Steps providers can receive separate reimbursement for conducting maternal postpartum depression screening during an infant’s regular checkup.
Medicaid Case Management Services in Texas: A Course for Case Managers
Learn how case managers support Medicaid services for children and families in Texas. This course provides guidance about how case managers work with various state programs, including traditional fee-for-service Medicaid and managed care organizations.
* Required course for Case Management for Children and Pregnant Women case managers.
Assessments, Education and Prevention in the Dental Home
Learn to implement nationally recognized dental quality measures such as individualized caries risk assessment and age-appropriate anticipatory guidance to improve oral health for patients 3 through 20 years.