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New Peer Medicaid Certifications

Peer specialists providing services support recipients with a mental health condition and/or substance use disorder to actively plan and work toward long-term recovery.

 

These certifications are intended for providing peer specialist services through Medicaid and applies only to peer specialist services that are Medicaid reimbursable under this subsection and other applicable rules or laws.

 

 Frequently Asked Questions

 

 Additionally, for many answers to your questions, here is a link to the Texas Administrative Code that regulates Medicaid Peer Services.

 

HHSC's steps for peers to become certified to bill medicaid

 

 

BACKGROUND CHECK DIRECTIONS

 

Grandfathering Application - Grandfathering window has been extended through May 31, 2019

 

Instructor Application

 

Training Entity Application

 

Mental Health Peer Specialist (PSS)

Applicants must apply for an Initial 6-month certification. Once they have 250 hours of supervised experience, they can apply for the Full Certification. The fee is $60 to be paid with the initial certification, and covers both the initial AND full certification.

Click HERE for the INITIAL MHPS Application

Click HERE for the FULL MHPS Application

Recovery Support Peer Specialist (RSPS)

Applicants must apply for an Initial 6-month certification. Once they have 250 hours of supervised experience, they can apply for the Full Certification. The fee is $60 to be paid with the initial certification, and covers both the initial AND full certification.

Click HERE for the INITIAL RSPS Application

Click HERE for the FULL RSPS Application

Peer Specialist Supervisor (PSS)

 This application is for a 2 year supervisor application. The fee is $60.

Click HERE for the PSS Application

 

Texas Certification Board 401 Ranch Road 620 South, Suite 310 Austin, TX 78701 
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