Monthly Archives - July 2019

Provider Alert!

Provider Alert! Mandatory HHSC Webinar Training

7/23/2019 Attention: Financial Management Services Agencies (FMSA) HHSC is providing a webinar training for financial management services agencies (FMSAs). All FMSAs currently contracted with MCOs or HHSC must attend this mandatory training. When: Monday, July 29th at 1:30 p.m. Where: Online webinar, Register here: What to expect: Consumer Directed Services (CDS) updates and reminders EVV updates   NOTE: Go to  to run a test of your computer’s connectivity if you have never attended a Webinar from your computer. You can run this test at any time prior to the [...]

HEDIS Spotlight

HEDIS® (Healthcare Effectiveness Data and Information Set) is a widely used set of performance measures that ensures our members are getting the best health care possible. It is extremely important that our providers understand HEDIS® specifications and guidelines. This section highlights different HEDIS metrics in addition to providing descriptions of the measures, correct billing codes to support services rendered, and tips to direct you to corresponding resources and tools. MEASURE: FOLLOW-UP AFTER HOSPITALIZATION FOR MENTAL ILLNESS MEASURE DESCRIPTION: Members 6 years [...]

Texas Children’s Health Plan increases yearly gastrostomy button (G-button) limits

A message from Dr. Katy Ostermaier, Medical Director of STAR Kids at Texas Children’s Health Plan Texas Children’s Health Plan is pleased to announce an increase in gastronomy button (G-button) limits per year. As of February 26, 2019, we now allow 6 G-buttons to be dispensed per year. Families who have children with G-buttons can have a hard time getting the supply of replacement G-buttons needed when they break. An active child may need to replace broken G-buttons often, but Texas [...]

Provider Alert!

Provider Alert! TCHP Prior Authorization Requirements

Date:  July 1, 2019 Subject: TCHP Prior Authorization Requirements Effective October 1, 2019, TCHP has updated the prior authorization listing. Please note there are some key changes for providers.   Added:            Case by Case Added Services This category includes CPT/HCPCS codes that are listed as not payable in the TMHP fee schedule. Clinician Administered Drugs that Require Authorization Please refer to the Prior Authorization Reference Information document for specific codes that fall under this category. This document can be found at:   DME Repair [...]