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Provider Alert!

Provider Alert! CPT Coding for Self-Measured Blood Pressure Monitoring

Date: February 18, 2021 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 would like to inform network providers of Current Procedural Terminology (CPT®) Codes available to support self-measured blood pressure monitoring. How this impacts providers: The CPT Codes [...]

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 (healthinsight.org). High Blood [...]