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Provider Alert! Emergency Room injections/infusions

Date: January 19, 2022 Attention: Emergency Room Facilities Subject: Emergency Room injections/infusions Effective Date: February 1, 2022 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 emergency room facilities that beginning February 1, 2022 we will reimburse injections/infusions [...]

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Provider Alert! Stimate Nasal Spray National Drug Shortage

Date: January 14, 2021 Attention: All Providers Subject: Stimate Nasal Spray National Drug Shortage Effective date: December 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: The Texas Health and Human Services Comission (HHSC) was made aware of a voluntary recall issued by Ferring Pharmaceuticals [...]

Provider Alert! CHIP Perinatal Members Eligible for COVID-19 Vaccine

Date: December 20, 2021 Attention: All Providers Effective Date: December 11, 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: Effective December 11, 2020, CHIP Perinate members enrolled in CHIP Perinatal services are eligible to receive the COVID-19 vaccine. The CHIP Perinatal (CHIP-P) Program serves [...]

Provider Alert! COVID-19 Vaccine Booster Update

table { border-collapse: collapse; }tr,td { border: solid thin; } Date: December 28, 2021 Attention: All Providers Effective Date: November 19, 2021 for booster doses of the Pfizer and Moderna 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: On December 9, 2021, the U.S. Food and [...]

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Provider Alert! Revised EVV Policy Handbook Now Available

Date: November 15, 2021 Attention: Financial Management Services Agencies (FMSA) and Consumer Directed Services (CDS) Employers Effective Date: November 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: Revisions to the Electronic Visit Verification Policy Handbook published Nov. 1. The handbook includes EVV standards [...]

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Provider Alert! Update to the Durable Medical Equipment and Supplies Handbook

Date: November 4, 2021 Attention: Durable Medical Equipment, Primary Care, and Gastroenterologist Providers Effective Date: November 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: On November 1, 2021, Texas Medicaid Health Partnership (TMHP) will update the Texas Medicaid Provider Procedures Manual, Durable Medical [...]

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Provider Alert! Financial Management Services Agency Rate Methodology Evaluation Webinar Scheduled for November 5

Date: October 29, 2021 Attention: Financial Management Services Agency (FMSA) Webinar date: November 5, 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: Health and Human Services Commission (HHSC) Provider Finance Department contracted with a third-party vendor, Deloitte Consulting, to develop recommendations for a new [...]

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Provider Alerts – EVV Usage Compliance Review Grace Period Extended

Date: October 1, 2021 Attention: Consumer Directed Services Employers New Compliance Review Due Date: August 31, 2022 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 requires Electronic Visit Verification for all Medicaid personal care services, including services managed through the Consumer Directed Services (CDS) [...]

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Provider Alert! Rural Hospitals Outpatient Ratio of Cost to Charges update

Date: September 20, 2021 Attention: Rural Hospitals Effective Date: September 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: The Health and Human Services Commission (HHSC) increased the Rural Hospitals Outpatient Ratio of Cost to Charges (RCC) effective for dates of service September 1, [...]

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Provider Alert! Chantix (Varenicline) Tablets Voluntary Recall

Date: September 22, 2021 Attention: All Providers and Pharmacies Effective Date: September 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: Pfizer has issued a voluntary recall of all lots of CHANTIX (Varenicline) Tablets. Potentially impacted customers were notified with a recommendation to not [...]