Texas Health Steps Policies

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The Department of State Health Services (DSHS), along with the Health and Human Services Commission (HHSC) administers Texas Health Steps under funding from Title XIX of the Social Security Act for early and periodic screening, diagnosis and treatment services for children from birth through 20 years old who have Medicaid. All DSHS Health Service Regional offices have provider relations staff to help operate Texas Health Steps statewide.                       

DSHS operates Texas Health Steps under provisions in the Social Security Act, § 1905, and the Consent Decree requirements resulting from Frew, et al. v. Janek, et al. Texas Health Steps is authorized under the regulations of the:

Several additional legislative requirements affect Texas Health Steps and the participating providers. These include, but are not limited to, the following:

Last updated September 12, 2012