The Centralized Billing System (CBS) is an automated system designed to submit public health claims to Texas Medicaid and managed care insurance companies for Medicaid Title XIX reimbursement, as well as Family Planning Titles V, X, and XX.
CBS bills claims for:

  • DSHS regional and local clinics that use TWICES
  • DSHS central office lab
  • Women's Health Lab located at the Texas Center for Infectious Disease
  • WIC Immunization clinics.

This manual has been provided to assist these providers with the billing of claims for Medicaid and Family Planning clients and the reimbursement and reconciliation of these claims. It is designed to explain the correct procedures that must be followed in order to ensure that the billing of eligible client services is successful. It also provides an overview of the reimbursement and reconciliation process.

The CBS Handbook is in a PDF format (size ~ 145 KB). You'll need the free Adobe ® Acrobat ® Reader to read the handbook. If you don't already have the free Acrobat Reader plug-in for your browser, you can visit the DSHS File Viewing Information site under PDF (Portable Document Format) to download reader.

If you have any questions about your CBS billing please email the CBS-Team.

Last updated January 24, 2013