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Other Resources

  • Medicare

    Novitas Solutions - Medicare Administrative Contact

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

    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

     

    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:
         Telephone: 512/463-2011
         Fax: 512/320-0974
         E-mail: mfcu@oag.state.tx.us

    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.

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