Provider Alert! COVID-19 Pediatric Provider Enrollment

Provider Alert! COVID-19 Pediatric Provider Enrollment

 

Date: May 7, 2021

Attention: All Pediatric 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 that the Texas Department of State Health Services (DSHS) Immunization Unit is encouraging all pediatric providers to enroll in the COVID-19 Vaccine Program.  This is in anticipation of the future expansion of the Pfizer COVID-19 vaccine’s Emergency Use Authorization to include adolescents ages 12 years old and older. Currently, the Pfizer COVID-19 vaccine is authorized for ages 16 years and older.

How this impacts providers: The effective date for the expansion is uncertain at this time. The DSHS Immunization Unit would like to encourage all interested pediatric providers to enroll now at EnrollTexasIZ.dshs.texas.gov. The enrollment requires facilities to complete the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) COVID-19 Vaccination Program Provider Agreement.

Next steps for providers: Interested providers should take action and register at EnrollTexasIZ.dshs.texas.gov. To ensure there are no delays in processing your enrollment for the COVID-19 Program, it is imperative that enrollment information contains the following:

  • Organization name;
  • ImmTrac2 Org code;
  • Primary and Backup Vaccine Coordinators names;
  • Phone numbers;
  • Email addresses;
  • Vaccine delivery hours;
  • Physical address
  • Shipping address
  • Vaccine administration address
  • Vaccine storage unit make, model, and cubic feet.
  • Data logger information and certificates of calibration, for both primary and backup
  • Patient population

It is important for providers to complete this required information in its entirety to reduce any shipping issues for the COVID-19 vaccine.  If there are any discrepancies, errors will occur which could affect the COVID-19 vaccine allocations.

For more information:

Tips and Tricks on How to Enroll in the COVID-19 Vaccine Program

If you have any questions, please email Provider Network Management at: providerrelations@texaschildrens.org.
For access to all provider alerts, log into:
www.thecheckup.org or www.texaschildrenshealthplan.org/for-providers.

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