Monthly Archives - January 2021

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Provider Alert! Provider Initiated Termination Process and Requirements

Attention: All Providers Effective Date: December 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) would like to inform network providers of the provider initiated termination process and requirements. A provider may terminate from Texas Children’s health Plan’s [...]

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Provider Alert! Medicaid drug formulary changes

Date: January 26, 2021 Attention: All Providers Effective Date: January 28, 2021 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: The Texas Vendor Drug Program (VDP) will implement changes to the state Medicaid drug formulary, effective Thursday, January 28, 2021. Select medications will be moving [...]

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Provider Alert! Oseni and the Thiazolidinediones (TZD) Clinical Prior Authorization Update

Date: January 26, 2021 Attention: Primary Care Providers and Endocrinologists  Effective Date: February 4, 2021 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 inform network providers that beginning February 4, 2021 Texas Medicaid will remove the Thiazolidinediones [...]

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Provider Alert! Dupixent Clinical Prior Authorization Criteria Revision

Date: January 26, 2021 Attention: PCPs, Allergists, Pulmonologists, and Dermatologists Effective Date: March 15, 2021 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: Effective March 15, 2021, Texas Medicaid will revise criteria of the Dupixent (dupilumab) clinical prior authorization. This is only applicable to medications [...]

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Provider Alert! Injectable and Oral Desmopressin Clinical Prior Authorization Update

Date: January 26, 2021 Attention: PCPs, Endocrinologists, and Hematologists Effective Date: March 15, 2021 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: Effective March 15, 2021, Texas Medicaid will revise the injectable and oral desmopressin clinical prior authorizations to remove the denial criterion for hyponatremia. [...]

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Provider Alert! Prior Authorization Criteria for Tecartus Updated January 1, 2021

Date: January 26, 2021 Attention: Oncologists Effective Date: January 1, 2021 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) follows the clinical prior authorization criteria for Tecartus (Procedure Code C9073), presented by the Health and Human Services Commission (HHSC). Tecartus [...]

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Provider Alert! Prior Authorization Criteria for Uplizna

Date: January 19, 2021 Attention: All Providers Effective Date: January 1, 2021 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 would like to inform network providers that the Health and Human Services Commission (HHSC) has added Texas Medicaid and CHIP prior [...]

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Provider Alert! Evrsydi available on Medicaid formulary with prior authorization requirements on Feb 1

Date: January 25, 2021 Attention: Neurologists and SMA specialists Effective Date: February 1, 2021 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: Prescribers should be aware that Evrysdi will be available to members through Texas Medicaid pharmacy benefit effective February 1. Access will require meeting clinical prior authorization criteria for Evrysdi (risdiplam).  Evrysdi is indicated for [...]

Provider Alert! COVID-19 Disaster Declaration – ALERT #5 – Prior Authorization Adjustments

Date: June 28, 2021 Attention: All Providers Effective Date: June 25, 2021 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. The content in this message is extended until June 30, 2021except for 90-day authorizations which ended December 31, 2020 as announced by the Health and Human Services Commission. [...]

Provider Alert! Medicaid, STAR Kids, CHIP, and CHIP Perinatal eligibility during COVID-19

Date: June 28, 2021 Attention: All providers Effective Date: July 31, 2020 – July 31, 2021 For STAR Kids Age Outs that transitioned April 1, 2020. The content in this message on STAR Kids Age-Outs that transitioned on April 1, 2020 will remain in effect through July 31, 2021, as announced by the Health and Human Services Commission. 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 [...]