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As of Aug 9, 2022, Community First Health Plans will implement a speech therapy policy.

There is now no pre-authorization required for speech therapy evaluations.

Treating agencies will need to submit a signed PT/OT/ST prior authorization form (see attached form) when submitting for visits.

For Members under 3 years of age, an Early Childhood Intervention (ECI) referral will need to be submitted with a request for visits.

Hearing testing needs to be completed per the TX Health Steps periodicity schedule (

Additional information may be requested as needed by the reviewer.

⚠❗ Attention Community First Members! The COVID-19 Public Health Emergency has ended. All Medicaid and CHIP Members must renew their coverage to keep receiving benefits.

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