Facilities

Articles with relevant information about Facilities.

Provider Alert! COVID-19 Disaster Declaration – COVID-19 Testing expanded to include Out-of- Network (OON) Laboratories

Date: January 7, 2021 Attention: All Provider Notice Effective Date: NEW update for dates of service on or after October 6, 2020 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. The content in this message will remain in effect throughout the COVID-19 Disaster Declaration period as announced by [...]

Provider Alert! COVID-19 Procedure Codes for the Introduction of Infusion of Therapeutics

Date: January 6, 2021 Attention: All Providers Effective Date: For dates of service on or after August 1, 2020 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) aligns with the Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services (CMS) in response to [...]

Provider Alert! Provider enrollment re-validation due dates extended in response to COVID-19

Attention: All Providers Effective Date: December 14, 2020 The content in this message will remain in effect through January 31, 2021 as announced by the Health and Human Services Commission (HHSC).  TCHP COVID-19 Utilization Management Procedure and provider alerts can be found here: http://www.thecheckup.org/provider-alerts/ 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 [...]

Provider Alert! The Texas Office of the Inspector General (OIG) extends deadlines due to COVID-19

Attention: All Providers Effective Date: December 14, 2020 The content in this message on Nursing Facility MDS Authorization Extensions will remain in effect through January 31, 2021 as announced by the Health and Human Services Commission. TCHP COVID-19 Utilization Management Procedure and TCHP provider alerts can be found here: http://www.thecheckup.org/provider-alerts/ 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 [...]

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Provider Alert! Continuing Education Credit: Immunizations

Attention: Primary Care Providers and Pharmacists Effective Date: May 18, 2020 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: Primary Care Providers as well as other interested healthcare professionals are encouraged to participate in this online course provided by the Health and Human Services Commission [...]

Provider Alert! COVID-19 Disaster Declaration – ALERT #3 – Prior Authorization Adjustments

Attention: All Providers Effective Date: April 3, 2020 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: As are result of the COVID-19 Disaster Declaration, TCHP has instituted the following changes to our authorization procedures. This alert is an update to our alert on April 2, [...]

Provider Alert! COVID-19 Disaster Declaration – Texas Children’s Health Plan Operational Adjustments

Attention: All Providers Effective Date: March 13, 2020 TCHP affiliated providers should monitor the 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: Reporting adjustments to normal provider business operations Texas Children’s Health Plan has developed a provider notification survey which is posted on the Provider portal www.texaschildrenshealthplan.org/for-providers and the website. This survey allows providers [...]

Provider Alert! COVID-19 Disaster Declaration – Prior Authorization Adjustments

Attention: All Providers Effective Date: March 18, 2020 TCHP affiliated providers should monitor the 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: As are result of the COVID-19 Disaster Declaration, TCHP has instituted the following:   In order to increase access to primary care services, TCHP is now waiving prior authorization requirements for out-of-network primary [...]

Provider Alert! Update – Telemedicine & Telehealth Services and COVID-19

Attention: All Providers Effective Date: March 17, 2020 Texas Children’s Health Plan supports the delivery of telemedicine and telehealth services to its members. As part of our COVID-19 Emergency Response, Texas Children’s Health Plan will add coverage of telemedicine services that are provided through only synchronous audio interactions (audio-only telephone consultation). How this impacts providers: Telemedicine services should be provided in compliance with standards established by the respective licensing or certifying board of the professional providing the services. While telemedicine services do not [...]

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Provider Alert! Prior Authorization Alert

Effective January 1, 2019, Texas Children’s Health Plan updated the prior authorization listing. Please note there are some key changes for providers. Removed from the list and will no longer require prior authorization: Baclofen Pump New to the list: Home Telemonitoring Updates: Ambulance (non-emergent transport) has been updated to Non-Emergency Ambulance Transport. Augmentative Communication Device has been updated to Augmentative Communication Device and Accessories. Chemotherapy non-FDA approved has been updated to Non-FDA approved medications. Cranial Molding Orthosis (Helmets) has been updated to Cranial Molding Orthosis. High cost (>$50,000) injectable in [...]