Provider Alert! EVV Home Health Care Services (HHCS)- Services Updates and Bill Codes Table Now AvailableTexas Children's Health Plan
Date: November 30, 2022
Attention: STAR Kids Providers/Consumer Directed Services employers, and FMSA 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 share the latest electronic visit verification (EVV) communication with our providers. The purpose of publishing the service bill codes table is to allow providers to familiarize themselves with the HHCS Healthcare Common Procedure Coding System (HCPCS) codes and modifiers. Current EVV vendors (DataLogic/Vesta and First Data/AuthentiCare) will not update their systems with the HHCS HCPCS codes and modifiers; however, onboarding Proprietary System Operators (PSOs) will have the option to start using the new codes starting in April 2023.
The updates to the impacted services required to use EVV by Jan. 1, 2024 (PDF) are to reflect service names and to include specialized nursing services. HHSC will continue analyzing the HHCS services and bill codes table and may update the documents accordingly.
HHSC will continue to communicate updates as the implementation progresses, such as when the EVV practice period will start and when MCOs must start rejecting EVV claims to be submitted directly to TMHP. Note that the titles of HHSC’s notices to the Cures Act HHCS implementation will start with “Cures Act Home Health Care Services” or “Cures Act HHCS”.
HHSC has posted the:
- First version of the Electronic Visit Verification (EVV) Home Health Care Services (HHCS) Service Bill Codes Table in Excel and PDF formats in the Resources section on the EVV 21st Century Cures Act web page.
- Second version of the HHCS required to use EVV (PDF).
How this impacts providers:
Cures Act Home Health Care Services EVV Services Updates and Service Bill Codes Table Now Available
Next steps for providers: Providers should utilize the resources available to follow the HHCS implementation billing information.
If you have any questions, please email Provider Relations at: firstname.lastname@example.org.
For access to all provider alerts,log into:
www.thecheckup.org or www.texaschildrenshealthplan.org/for-providers