Monthly Archives - June 2021

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Provider Alert! Nucala Clinical Prior Authorization Update

Date: June 29, 2021 Attention: Primary Care Providers and Pulmonologists Subject: Nucala Clinical Prior Authorization Update Effective Date: July 12, 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 Health and Human Services Commission (HHSC) will update the clinical prior authorization criteria for Nucala in [...]

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Provider Alert! Perinatal Mood Disorders: Diagnosis, Treatment & Referral Grand Rounds

Date: June 28, 2021 Attention: All Obstetric Care Providers Online course date: July 7, 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 Department of State Health Services (DSHS) Grand Rounds Series is hosting a live webinar focusing on perinatal mood disorders on [...]

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Provider Alert! MDCP Adaptive Aids Available through the Consumer Directed Services (CDS) Option

Date: June 25, 2021 Attention: FMSA 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: Effective December 1, 2020, MDCP adaptive aids will be available through the CDS option. How this impacts providers: Adaptive aids are devices necessary to treat, rehabilitate, [...]

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Provider Alert! MDCP Minor Home Modification Services Available through the CDS option

Date: June 23, 2021 Attention: FMSA 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: Effective December 1, 2020, Medically Dependent Children Program (MDCP), minor home modifications services are available through the Consumer Directed Services (CDS) option. How this impacts providers: [...]

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Provider Alert! Speech, Physical, and Occupational Therapy Prior Authorization Update

Date: June 23, 2021 Attention: Therapy and Primary Care Providers Effective Date: June 23, 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 providers of updated TCHP prior authorization requirements. How this impacts providers: Effective June 23, 2021, [...]

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Provider Alert! Reminder: Targeted Case Management Code T1017 Requires Prior Authorization

Date: June 22, 2021 Attention: Primary Care Providers 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: As a reminder, Texas Children’s Health Plan (TCHP) requires a prior authorization for Targeted Case Management, Code T1017. How this impacts providers: Standard Prior Authorization [...]

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Provider Alert! Continuing Medical Education/Ethics: Neonatal Abstinence Syndrome Awareness Month resources and events

Date: June 18, 2021 Attention: All Obstetric Care Providers, Family Practice, PCPs, and Pediatric Providers Online courses are offered: June 15, 2021 – June 29, 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 recognition of Neonatal Abstinence Syndrome (NAS) Awareness Month for the [...]

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Provider Alert! MANDATORY HHSC Webinar Training

Date: June 18, 2021 Attention: Financial Management Services Agencies (FMSA) Webinar Training Date: June 29, 2021 Call to action: Health and Human Services Commission (HHSC) is providing a webinar for Financial Management Services Agencies (FMSAs) scheduled for Tuesday, June 29, 2021, beginning at 1:30 P.M until 3:00 P.M. How this impacts providers: All FMSAs currently contracted with MCOs or HHSC must attend this training. Next steps for providers: FMSA providers should register for the training at: Register now for the FMSA Webinar or  texaschildrenshealthplan.or/for-providers/provider-events. Submit specific questions [...]

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Provider Alert! Webinar series: Several Aspects of HIV Prevention in Healthcare Settings

Date: June 11, 2021 Attention: Primary Care Providers, Emergency Care Providers, and others involved or interested in HIV prevention and care Webinar Dates: The events are held online from June 8 to July 14 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 Collaborative [...]

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Provider Alert! Reimbursement Reminder for Outpatient Surgical Procedure Codes

table { border-collapse: collapse; }tr,td { border: solid thin; } Date: June 4, 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) would like to provide information to providers that TCHP follows Health and Human Services [...]