Medicaid Medical and Dental Policies

The Texas Health and Human Services Commission ensures that policies are medically appropriate, patient-centered, transparent and based on the best available evidence. The agency’s medical and dental policies outline the types of procedures and treatments for which HHSC will pay for specific conditions.

Medical practitioners, program clients and the public can give HHSC feedback regarding new medical and dental policies or changes to existing policies.

Please review the proposed policy or proposed changes to an existing policy, and then email your feedback to

The policies on this site are only drafts and are not considered final. While under review, the policies are open to comment. Please reference specific line numbers when providing feedback.

This website is not intended as a source of information concerning current medical policy or provider billing concerns. That information can be found at the Texas Medicaid and Healthcare Partnership website.

Current Texas Medicaid policies are available in the Texas Medicaid Provider Procedures Manual.

Draft Policies Available for Comment

  • There are currently no policies in development available for comment.

Comments and Responses for Previously Posted Policies

  • There are currently no stakeholder comments and HHSC responses posted for previously posted policies.

How to Submit Proposals

If you would like to submit a proposal for a Medicaid medical or dental benefit, please complete the Topic Nomination Form (MS Word) and submit it with supporting documentation to

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