National Blood Pressure Awareness Month

Blood pressure is the pressure of blood pushing against the walls of your arteries. Hypertension, also known as high blood pressure, is the force of your blood against the walls of your blood vessels. Hypertension increases the risk for heart disease and stroke. Sponsored by the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) and recognized by the National Heart, Lung and Blood Institute (NHLBI), National High Blood Pressure Awareness Month raises awareness about the impact of hypertension ( High Blood [...]

World Immunization Week

The Centers for Disease Control recognizes the last week of April as World Immunization Week. World Immunization Week promotes the use of vaccinations to protect people of all ages against disease. According to the World Health Organization, immunizations prevent millions of deaths from diseases like diphtheria, influenza, pertussis (whooping cough), and others. Vaccinations work along with our body’s natural defenses to keep us and those around us from getting sick. Vaccinations have significantly decreased the mortality rate or deaths and [...]

April is National Autism Awareness Month

Autism spectrum disorder (ASD) is a developmental disability that can cause significant social, communication and behavioral challenges. Individuals with autism have difficulty interacting with others: building relationships, using language, regulating their emotions, and understanding others’ points of view. The reported prevalence of ASD has been higher in recent years, and this trend is consistent across data sources. Statistics: About 1 in 54 children were identified with autism spectrum disorder among a 2016 sample of 8 year olds from 11 US communities [...]

American Heart Month

Heart disease is a catchall phrase for a variety of conditions that affect the heart’s structure and function1. This month we’re spotlighting American Heart Month in an effort to increase awareness about heart disease, as well as remind Texas Children’s Health Plan providers to encourage their patients to adopt healthy lifestyles. It’s important to inform your patients that heart disease can be prevented by incorporating healthy choices and managing health conditions. Share the following information with your patients as part [...]

Opioid Abuse CME

Texas Children’s Health Plan Is Offering Free Online Combating Opioid Abuse CME/CNE

Combating Opioid Abuse CME Series Provided by Texas Children’s Hospital and presented by Texas Children’s Health Plan. The Opioid Epidemic and SBIRT This course addresses the epidemiology of the opioid epidemic nationally and locally, as well as effective health care and public health responses. Tackling the Opioid Crisis; Effects on the Neonate Identify newborns at risk for NAS/NOWS, recognize the symptoms of NAS and discuss treatment options, and learn potential long-term sequelae of fetal exposure to opioids. Tackling the Opioid Crisis: An OB Perspective This class [...]

May 30 CME “Autism — Not Just a Checklist”

Save the date Texas Children’s Health Plan Grand Rounds CME Series Autism – Not Just a Checklist Target Audience: Texas Children’s Health Plan contracted behavioral health providers. Educational methods will include lectures with question and answer sessions. This activity is approved for a maximum of 2.0 AMA PRA Category I Credit(s). Thursday, May 30, 2019 5:30 p.m. Registration and Dinner 6 p.m. Scientific Session Activity Director: Lia Rodriguez, MD, FAAP Medical Director, Texas Children’s Health Plan Speakers: Bob Voigt, MD Chief of Services, Developmental Pediatrics Director, Autism Center, Texas Children’s [...]

Telemedicine and Telehealth Webinar

On October 26, 2018, TMHP will host a live webinar to present a high-level overview of Telemedicine and Telehealth services and resources available to providers. Topics covered in the webinar will include: Reimbursements Places of service Provider Types Procedure codes and modifiers Documentation requirements Resources The Telemedicine and Telehealth Services webinar will introduce providers to information and reference materials that can improve their experience with Medicaid. Follow the link below to register: After registering, a confirmation email will be sent with information about joining the webinar.  For more information, [...]