This training has been designed to give you the most up-to-date information as of the publication date. It is your responsibility to regularly review the current Texas Medicaid Provider Procedures Manual (TMPPM) and all updated information as it is published on the Texas Medicaid & Healthcare Partnership (TMHP) website at

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Texas Medicaid requires functional goals for all PT, OT, and ST plans of care.  To help providers integrate this requirement into therapy plans of care, the Writing Functional Therapy Goals webinar will explore the process in depth with explanations and examples from a variety of practice areas.

Topics covered in the webinar include:
· Writing functional goals for PT, OT, and ST
· Creating patient-centered and Specific, Measurable, Achievable, Relevant, and Time-bound (SMART) goals
· Clinical considerations for writing acute, chronic, and maintenance or preventative goals
· Three categories that support medical necessity for therapy services
· Identifying goals that do not meet policy criteria
· Including caregiver education in goals and plan of care