Primary Care Providers

Articles with relevant information for Primary Care Providers (PCP).

Provider Alert! COVID-19 Vaccine Administration Code 0004A Update

Date: January 20, 2022 Attention: Primary Care Providers Effective Date: January 3, 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: Effective January 3, 2022, the U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA) amended the Emergency Use Authorization (EUA), for the Pfizer-BioNTech COVID-19 vaccine administration code [...]

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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 [...]

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Provider Alert! Date: Pneumococcal Vaccine Procedure Codes 90671 and 90677 Become Benefits of Texas Medicaid

Date: January 13, 2022 Attention: Primary Care Providers Effective Date: March 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: The U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA) approved the use of PREVNAR 20 (procedure code 90677) on June 10, 2021 and the use of [...]

Provider Alert! COVID-19 At-home Test Kits Available as a Pharmacy Benefit

Date: January 4, 2022 Attention: All Providers Effective date: January 3, 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: HHSC will allow COVID-19 at-home test kits as a Medicaid and Children’s Health Insurance Program (CHIP) pharmacy benefit beginning January 3, 2022. Members may obtain COVID-19 [...]

Provider Alert! Pfizer Oral COVID-19 Drug, Paxlovid, Added to Formulary

Date: January 5, 2022 Attention: All Providers Effective Date: December 27, 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) added Paxlovid to the Medicaid and Children’s Health Insurance Program (CHIP) formulary as a payable pharmacy benefit on December [...]

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Provider Alert! Texas Children’s Health Plan’s Cultural Competency Plan and Learning Opportunity

Date: January 3, 2022 Attention: All 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 fosters an environment of diversity, equity and inclusion by providing the right resources for our network of providers to better serve our culturally diverse member [...]

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Provider Alert! Prior Authorization Criteria for Aduhelm

Date: December 28, 2021 Attention: All Providers Effective Date: January 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: HHSC will add the drug Aduhelm (procedure code J0172) as of Jan. 1, 2022 and implement these criteria for fee-for-service Medicaid on Feb. 1, 2022. Key [...]

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Provider Alert! Medicaid Preferred Drug List and Formulary Changes

table { border-collapse: collapse; }tr,td { border: solid thin; } Date: December 22, 2021 Attention: All Providers Effective Date: January 27, 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: The Texas Vendor Drug Program (VDP) implemented changes to the state Medicaid drug formulary, effective [...]

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 [...]