• Texas Health and Human Services
    Early Childhood Intervention Services

    Department of Aging and Disability - This agency's function has moved to Texas Health and Human Services.

    Department of State Health Services

    Texas Education Agency
    Texas State Government (state agencies online services look-up)

    Texas Register

    Texas Administrative Code (look up other agencies' rules)

    Previous Versions of the OT Rules: To access previous versions of the OT Rules, click this link. Next, enter %occupational% under Agency Name and click the "Find" button. You will then be taken to a screen with the rule sections.  After you have selected the desired section and are brought to that screen, select the Historical option in the upper left corner for previous versions.

    American Occupational Therapy Association, Inc. (AOTA)

    American Society of Hand Therapists (ASHT)


    National Board for Certification in Occupational Therapy (NBCOT)

    Texas Occupational Therapy Association, Inc. (TOTA)

    Licensees must graduate from an ACOTE accredited OT or OTA program.  The Accreditation and Academic Affairs of the American Occupational Therapy Association has a look up of all programs and developing programs on its website:

    Go to AOTA and find a school

    We do not license aides, techs, or anyone who has not graduated from an accredited occupational therapy or occupational therapy assistant program (college or university).

    This information is not part of TBOTE, as TBOTE has no rules about specific reimbursement sources' billing or insurance requirements, for example.  These are helpful links and phone numbers supplied by licensees to help their fellow licensees.  The board is not responsible for this material.

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    Novitas Solutions - Medicare Administrative Contact

    Medicare's "Health Care Professional's Frequently Used Webpages"

    Medicaid - Texas Medicaid and Healthcare Partnership (TMHP) - includes link to current Texas Medicaid Manual (you must agree to the End User Agreement first)

    Automated Inquiry System (AIS) 800-925-9126

    Report Medicare Fraud or Abuse: 800-581-1790 http://www.medicarefraudcenter.org/

    Report Medicaid Fraud or Abuse: 512-463-2011 or email mfcu@aog.state.tx.us

    There are a few sections in the manual that speak to occupational therapy. Here are some paths that can be helpful to locate this information. Please note the different handbooks these are located in:

    1. Children Services

    TMPPM 2011 > Children's Services Handbook > Medicaid Children's Services Comprehensive Care Program (CCP) > Therapy Services (CCP) > Occupational Therapy (OT) > Enrollment >2.10.1 Occupational Therapy (OT)




    2. School Health and Related Services (SHARS)

    TMPPM 2011 > Children's Services Handbook > School Health and Related Services (SHARS) > Services/Benefits, Limitations, and Prior Authorization > Occupational Therapy (OT) 3.3.5 Occupational Therapy (OT)




    3. Additional information on OT (adult information too)
    TMPPM 2011 > Nursing and TherapyServices Handbook > Therapists, Independent Practitioners, and Physicians > Services, Benefits, Limitations, and Prior Authorization > OT Services > 4.2.1 OT Services



    Texas Board of Insurance (private insurance)
    Texas Workers' Compensation


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