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Provider Alert! Update on Claim Submission Requirements for Institutional Claims

Date: April 8, 2021 Attention: All Providers Effective Date: April 16, 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 network providers that beginning April 16, 2021, Change Health Care (CHC) will require the following information [...]

Texas Children’s Health Plan to host special live CME event

Eating Disorders and Gynecologic Care for Young Women  Recognize eating disorders and common menstrual problems, and know the resources available for at-risk patients to sex trafficking. This is a free, online CME course for contracted providers of the health plan provided by Texas Children’s Hospital. Thursday, February 25, 2021 – 5:30 p.m. - 7:30 p.m. – Live stream via WebEx Topics covered will include: Eating disorders Amenorrhea Abnormal Uterine Bleeding STIs Contraception Sex Trafficking To register today, click here. For questions, email [...]

Provider Alert! Texas Children’s Health Plan to host live CME Event

Paying Attention to ADHD: Diagnosis, Treatment & Resources  Texas Children’s Health Plan is hosting a new CME: Paying Attention to ADHD: Diagnosis, Treatment & Resources. This is a free CME for contracted family practice and pediatric providers that will offer two course credits   Thursday, October 29, 2020 – 5:30-7:30 p.m. – Live stream via WebEx   Topics covered will include: Diagnosis and treatment of ADHD Community supports & resources Pharmacy navigation with the state formulary What is CPAN [...]

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 [...]