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Maintenance Level/Prevent Deterioration
For patients who are 20 years of age and younger only, this frequency level (e.g., every other week, monthly, every 3 months) is used when the therapy plan changes very slowly, the home program is at a level that may be managed by the patient or the responsible adult, or the therapy plan requires infrequent updates by the skilled therapist. A maintenance level or preventive level of therapy services may be considered when a patient requires skilled therapy for ongoing periodic assessments and consultations and the patient meets one of the following criteria:
Texas Medicaid Provider Manual
Physical Therapy, Occupational Therapy, and Speech Therapy Services Handbook