House Bill (HB) 4 Telecommunications Draft Policies Available for Comment

July 14, 2022

In alignment with House Bill (HB) 4 (87th Legislative Session, 2021), HHSC has developed draft policy changes to allow covered services through telemedicine, telehealth and audio-only delivery if clinically appropriate and cost effective. These policies are posted on the Medicaid Medical and Dental Policy webpage for public comment. To learn more about implementation of HB 4 and the analysis framework, please go to the MCS Teleservices webpage.

Telemedicine and Telehealth Definitions includes a list of telemedicine and telehealth definitions that will be forthcoming in an update to the Telecommunication Services Handbook policy.

Case Management for Children and Pregnant Women (CPW)

  • Case Management for Children and Pregnant Women (CPW) policy

Medical and Nursing Specialist, Physicians and Physician Assistants Handbook

  • Physician Evaluation and Management (E/M) Services policy

School Health and Related Services (SHARS) Handbook

For questions, email the MCD Medical Benefits Policy Comment inbox.