Monthly Archives - January 2017

Texas Children’s Health Plan rolls out STAR Kids program in Tyler

Texas Children’s Health Plan recently opened its newest location in Tyler to serve the STAR Kids population in the northeast service area. A ribbon cutting ceremony at the office’s 100 East Ferguson in Tyler marked the grand opening of the satellite office. “We’re very excited to have the chance to serve families and their children with disabilities in Tyler and across Northeast Texas,” said Gail Bean, Provider and Care Coordination Regional Director. “We believe our long legacy and commitment to [...]

HHSC Notice! THSteps Documentation Improvement

Dear Texas Health Steps Provider: CHARLES SMITH EXECUTIVE COMMISSIONER As a Texas Health Steps (THSteps) provider, you affect the lives of many young Texans, and the Health and Human Services Commission (HHSC) understands documenting the THSteps components of the checkup can be challenging. One federal and two state contracted reviews of medical records have shown that missing documentation is the largest factor and the primary cause of records being reviewed and money being recouped. HHSC would like to assist you in documenting [...]

Provider Alert!

Provider Alert! Effective Provider Alternate Addresses

Attention: all Texas Children’s Health Plan Providers Subject: Provider Alternate Addresses Medicaid enrolled providers must have all service locations reflected in their state enrollment record prior to Medical Transportation Program (MTP) authorizing transportation for a client to the provider’s location. If an alternate address is not listed within the provider’s file sent to MTP, authorization will be denied. This means that every address where a provider will perform services has to have an active attested TPI. If all service locations are not [...]