|(a) A newborn hearing screening performed by a birthing
facility and any related diagnostic follow-up care, provided in accordance
with Texas Health and Safety Code Chapter 47 and the requirements
of this subchapter, for a newborn who receives medical assistance
or who is Medicaid-eligible, is a covered service of the Texas Medical
Assistance (Medicaid) Program, in accordance with Texas Human Resources
Code Chapter 32.
(b) The reimbursement rates and methodology for covered
services described in this section shall be established by the Texas
Health and Human Services Commission.
(c) Screening for hearing loss from birth through the
date the infant is 30 days of age and any diagnostic follow-up care
related to the screening from birth through the date the child is
24 months of age, as provided under this subchapter, shall be a covered
benefit pursuant to Texas Insurance Code, §§1367.101 - 1367.103.
Co-payments or co-insurance requirements are permitted; however, deductible
requirements or dollar limits are prohibited.