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Updates to Medicaid Mosquito Repellent and Supplies Benefit

Texas Women's Healthcare CoalitionMay 9, 2017Articles

The Texas Health and Human Services Commission has issued a notice of reinstatement of the Texas Medicaid mosquito repellent benefit for certain populations. The benefit covers pregnant women of any age, women and girls age 10-55, and males 14 and older, as applicable, in the following programs:

  • Medicaid
  • CHIP
  • CHIP Perinatal
  • Healthy Texas Women
  • Family Planning Program
  • Children with Special Health Care Needs 

This benefit covers up to 2 cans of mosquito repellent per month for those eligible. Additionally, supplies that may be purchased with these funds for distribution to HTW and FPP clients include insect repellant, condoms, and insect netting.

Please refer to this notice from the Texas Medicaid and Healthcare Partnership for the modifier and procedure codes required when submitting a claim for Zika virus testing.

Additional Zika information is below: 

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