Provider Alert! Therapy Prior Authorization UpdateTexas Children's Health Plan
Date: July 29, 2021
Attention: All Providers
Effective Date: August 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) would like to inform providers of updated TCHP prior authorization requirements for therapy services.
How this impacts providers: Requests for acute therapy services will require documentation from the prescribing provider that a visit for the acute injury or acute exacerbation of the medical condition requiring therapy has occurred within the last 90 days for members over age 21 only. Acute therapy= physical therapy, speech therapy, or occupational therapy lasting less than 60 days.
Next steps for providers: Providers should share this communication with their staff.
If you have any questions, please email Provider Network Management at: email@example.com.