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HHS Notice: Claims for Telephonic Behavioral Health and Medical Services

Date: 03/24/20

Note: Please view UPDATED: Temporary EVV Policies for Novel Coronavirus (COVID-19) for an updated end date for this guidance.

To help ensure continuity of care during the COVID-19 (coronavirus) response, Texas Health and Human Services (HHS) is authorizing providers to submit claims for dates of service March 20, 2020, through April 30, 2020, for reimbursement of the following behavioral health and medical services delivered by telephone (audio only):

Behavioral Health Services

 Description of Services

Procedure Codes

Psychiatric Diagnostic Evaluation

90791, 90792


90832, 90834, 90837, 90846, 90847, 90853

Peer Specialist Services


Screening, Brief Intervention, and Referral to Treatment (SBIRT)

99408, G2011, H0049

Substance Use Disorder Services

H0001, H0004, H0005

Mental Health Rehabilitation

H0034, H2011, H2012, H2014, H2017

Medical Services

 Description of Services

Procedure Codes

Evaluation and Management (E/M)

99201, 99202, 99203, 99204, 99205, 99211, 99212, 99213, 99214, 99215

Providers should continue to use the 95 modifier to indicate the occurrence of remote delivery.

For full details, please reference the following Texas Medicaid and Healthcare Partnership articles: