Monthly Archives - February 2021

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Provider Alert! Synagis Season Extended for Counties in Southeast Texas and Gulf Coast Areas

Date: February 26, 2021 Attention: All 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: Synagis (palivizumab) is indicated for children with a high risk of infection to respiratory syncytial virus (RSV).  This virus causes respiratory tract infections and severe lung disease in infants [...]

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Provider Alert! Viltepso Prior Authorization Update

Date: February 19, 2021 Attention: Neurologists Effective Date: March 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: Viltepso (viltolarsen) is a clinician-administered drug indicated for the treatment of Duchenne muscular dystrophy (DMD) amenable to exon 53 skipping. Viltepso will become available through Texas [...]

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Provider Alert! FMSA Cost Survey

Date: March 15, 2021 Attention: Financial Management Services Agencies (FMSA) Due Date: Training Webinar: March 19, 2021 & Cost Survey: Due April 19, 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 make FMSAs aware of a cost survey with [...]

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Provider Alert! 2021 Texas Brain Injury Conference and Virtual Webinar Series

Date: February 19, 2021 Attention: Relevant 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) extends an invite to network providers for the 2021 Texas Brain Injury Conference and Webinar Series sponsored by the Texas Brain Injury Programs at [...]

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Provider Alert! Changes to Hepatitis C Drug Coverage and Prior Authorization

Date: February 16, 2021 Attention: Gastroenterologists and Hepatologists Effective Date: March 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: HHSC requires managed care organizations (MCOs) to follow the same Hepatitis C virus clinical prior authorization criteria guidelines as Texas Medicaid for treating clients [...]

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Provider Alert! Macrolides Clinical Prior Authorization Update

Date: February 19, 2021 Attention: Primary Care Providers 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: Texas Children’s Health Plan (TCHP) would like to inform network providers that beginning March 15, 2021 Texas Medicaid will change the preferred drug list [...]

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Provider Alert! Zika Prevention:  Mosquito Repellant Benefit Update

Date: February 10, 2021 Attention: Primary Care Providers Effective Date: February 18, 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 effective February 18, 2021 Texas Medicaid will renew a standing order for [...]

Provider Alert! Talking with Patient’s about the COVID -19 Vaccination

Date: February 19, 2021 Attention: All 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) strongly encourages network providers to engage in conversation with our members on the importance of receiving the COVID-19 vaccination. Here are some suggestions from [...]

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Provider Alert! CPT Coding for Self-Measured Blood Pressure Monitoring

Date: February 18, 2021 Attention: All 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 would like to inform network providers of Current Procedural Terminology (CPT®) Codes available to support self-measured blood pressure monitoring. How this impacts providers: The CPT Codes [...]

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Provider Alert! Transport to and from Shelters

Date: February 17, 2021 Attention: Ambulance Transport Companies Effective Date: February 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: In response to the current weather conditions, effective February 15 through February 19, 2021, Texas Children’s Health Plan will reimburse for ambulance transportation of [...]