Monthly Archives - July 2020

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Provider Alert! Child Psychiatry Access Network, free consultations for PCP’s caring for members with behavioral health concerns

Attention: Primary Care Providers Providers should monitor the Texas Children’s Health Plan (TCHP) Provider Portal regularly for alerts and updates associated to the COVID-19 event.  TCHP reserves the right to update and/or change this information without prior notice due to the evolving nature of the COVID-19 event. Call to action: Texas Children’s Health Plan (TCHP) collaborates with the Child Psychiatry Access Network (CPAN) who offers free consultations for Primary Care Providers (PCPs) who see children within the state of Texas.  CPAN [...]

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Provider Alert! Regulatory Guidelines & Appointment Availability Standards Reminder

Attention: Primary Care and Specialist Providers Providers should monitor the Texas Children’s Health Plan (TCHP) Provider Portal regularly for alerts and updates associated to the COVID-19 event.  TCHP reserves the right to update and/or change this information without prior notice due to the evolving nature of the COVID-19 event.   Call to action: Texas Children’s Health Plan (TCHP) would like to remind network providers of the appointment availability standards and regulatory requirements.  In 2015, Senate Bill 760 passed, requiring Texas Health and Human Services [...]

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Provider Alert! EVV Update: Information Letter (IL) for Financial Management Services Agencies (FMSAs)

Attention: Financial Management Services Agencies (FMSAs) Effective Date: November 19, 2020 Call to action: Health and Human Services Commission (HHSC) has extended the Electronic Visit Verification (EVV) practice period through December 31, 2020. This allows Consumer Directed Services (CDS) employers to learn more about using the EVV system. During the practice period, EVV claims will not be denied for a mismatch. Beginning January 1, 2021, all service visits for an EVV-required service must be captured in the EVV system. Claims without a [...]

Provider Alert! THSteps Medical and Dental Checkups during COVID-19

Attention: Primary Care Providers Effective Date: October 22, 2020 The content in this message expired on October 23, 2020, as announced by the Health and Human Services Commission (HHSC). TCHP COVID-19 Utilization Management Procedure and TCHP provider alerts can be found here: http://www.thecheckup.org/provider-alerts/ Providers should monitor the Texas Children’s Health Plan (TCHP) Provider Portal regularly for alerts and updates associated to the COVID-19 event.  TCHP reserves the right to update and/or change this information without prior notice due to the evolving nature [...]

Provider Alert! HHSC Electronic Visit Verification Temporary EVV Policies for Novel Coronavirus (COVID-19)

Attention: LTSS Providers Effective Date: November 24, 2020    The content in this message will remain in effect through the public health emergency period, extended to December 31, 2020, as announced by the U.S. Health and Human Services Department. TCHP COVID-19 Utilization Management Procedure and TCHP provider alerts can be found here: http://www.thecheckup.org/provider-alerts/ TCHP network providers should monitor the TCHP Provider Portal regularly for alerts and updates associated to the COVID-19 event.  TCHP reserves the right to update and/or change this information without [...]

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Provider Alert! Vyondys-53 and Zolgensma updates

Attention: Neurologists Effective Date: July 1, 2020 Providers should monitor the Texas Children’s Health Plan (TCHP) Provider Portal regularly for alerts and updates associated to the COVID-19 event.  TCHP reserves the right to update and/or change this information without prior notice due to the evolving nature of the COVID-19 event. Call to action: Vyondys-53 is a clinician-administered drug benefit of Texas Medicaid with the effective date of April 1, 2020, under the Healthcare Common Procedure Code (HCPCS) miscellaneous code J3490/C9399 and [...]

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Provider Alert! Metabolic Monitoring for Children and Adolescents on Antipsychotics Reminder

table { border-collapse: collapse; }tr,td { border: solid thin; } Attention: Primary Care and Behavioral Health Providers Providers should monitor the Texas Children’s Health Plan (TCHP) Provider Portal regularly for alerts and updates associated to the COVID-19 event.  TCHP reserves the right to update and/or change this information without prior notice due to the evolving nature of the COVID-19 event. Call to action: Texas Children’s Health Plan (TCHP) is actively working on a Performance Improvement Project (PIP) for members, ages 1-17, who [...]

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Provider Alert! Hypertension intervention campaign, Release the Pressure

Attention: All Providers Effective Date: July 20, 2020 Providers should monitor the Texas Children’s Health Plan (TCHP) Provider Portal regularly for alerts and updates associated to the COVID-19 event.  TCHP reserves the right to update and/or change this information without prior notice due to the evolving nature of the COVID-19 event.   Call to action: Texas Children’s Health Plan (TCHP) would like to invite you to participate in a new campaign, launched by several healthcare organizations, focused on helping black women learn more [...]

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Provider Alert! Updates to the Texas Medicaid Provider Procedures Manual

Attention: Radiologists, Cardiologists, Imaging Services, Ophthalmologists, Optometrists Effective Date: August 1, 2020 Providers should monitor the Texas Children’s Health Plan (TCHP) Provider Portal regularly for alerts and updates associated to the COVID-19 event.  TCHP reserves the right to update and/or change this information without prior notice due to the evolving nature of the COVID-19 event. Call to action: Texas Children’s Health Plan (TCHP) aligns with the Texas Medicaid Healthcare Partnership (TMHP) regarding the benefit criteria in the Medical and Nursing Specialists, [...]

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Provider Alert! Age and diagnosis restrictions for Code J0180

Attention: Geneticists Effective Date: July 28, 2020 Providers should monitor the Texas Children’s Health Plan (TCHP) Provider Portal regularly for alerts and updates associated to the COVID-19 event.  TCHP reserves the right to update and/or change this information without prior notice due to the evolving nature of the COVID-19 event. Call to action: Texas Children’s Health Plan (TCHP) aligns with the Texas Medicaid Provider Procedures Manual (TMPPM) and there is no authorization requirement for Fabrazyme Injection, agalsidase beta Code J0180. TCHP does [...]