Medicare - Trailblazer Health Enterprises
Trailblazer has many other phone numbers for specific types of questions on their website.
Part A Provider #: 866/640-9202 (rehab depts, hospitals)
Part B Provider #: 866/280-6520 (independent practitioners)
Medicaid - Texas Medicaid and Healthcare Partnership (TMHP)
There are many phone numbers for specific issues on the TMHP website.
Automated Inquiry System (AIS) 800-925-9126
State Regulatory Agencies
TX Dept. of State Health Services (DSHS) - Licenses other health professions (such as Athletic Trainers. Massage Therapists, and Speech-Language Pathologists/Audiologists) and facilities that are exempt from registration, such as hospitals - 512/834-6650
TX Dept. of Aging & Disability Services (DADS) - 800-458-9858
*long term care - 800/458-9858
*nursing home - 800/252-8016
*home health agency - 800/228-1570
Early Childhood Intervention (ECI/DARS) - 800/250-2246
TX Education Agency (TEA) (school setting) - 512/463-9734
Workers' Compensation (TDI) - 800/578-4677
American PT Association (APTA) - Specialty certification, reimbursement and CPT code questions, information about the physical therapy profession, link to PT and PTA programs
Federation of State Board of Physical Therapy (FSBPT) - National PT/PTA Exam Handbook and other exam related materials, Score report and transfer service, links to other state PT Boards
Commission on Accreditation in Physical Therapy Education (CAPTE) - list of accredited PT and PTA programs
Office for Civil Rights - HIPAA - US Health and Human Services Commission information on the Health Insurance Portability and Accountability Act
Texas PT Association (TPTA) - List of approved CE courses, CE approval form, link to Texas PT and PTA programs, association information
To report violations by a PT or PTA - ECPTOTE Complaint Form
To report violations by other health professionals - Health Professions Council
To report violations by a nursing home, home health agency, or assisted living facility - Department of Aging and Disability Services (DADS) - 800/458-9858
To report Medicaid provider fraud, or abuse or neglect of a Medicaid recipient, contact the Attorney General's Medicaid Fraud Control Unit:
If you suspect dangerous abuse, neglect or exploitation of an elderly or disabled person, call 911 or local law enforcement. Or call the Department of Family and Protective Services, 24-hour toll-free abuse hot line at (800) 252-5400.
For information for medical professionals who suspect a patient may be the victim of domestic violence or sexual assault, visit WomensLaw.org.