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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! Upcoming EVV Visit Maintenance Unlock Request Updates

Date: November 2, 2021 Attention: Financial Management Service Agencies (FMSAs) and Consumer Directed Services employers Effective Date: November 15, 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) will publish and have an effective date of the EVV [...]

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Provider Alert! 90-Day Notice of EVV Compliance for Cures Act Personal Care Services Providers

Date: October 1, 2021 Attention: Financial Management Services Agencies and Consumer Directed Services employers 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: Effective January 1, 2022, the payers, Health and Human Servcies commission (HHSC) and TCHP, will begin Electronic Visit [...]

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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! MDCP Adaptive Aids Available through the Consumer Directed Services (CDS) Option

Date: June 25, 2021 Attention: FMSA Providers Effective Date: December 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: Effective December 1, 2020, MDCP adaptive aids will be available through the CDS option. How this impacts providers: Adaptive aids are devices necessary to treat, rehabilitate, [...]

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Provider Alert! MDCP Minor Home Modification Services Available through the CDS option

Date: June 23, 2021 Attention: FMSA Providers Effective Date: December 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: Effective December 1, 2020, Medically Dependent Children Program (MDCP), minor home modifications services are available through the Consumer Directed Services (CDS) option. How this impacts providers: [...]

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Provider Alert! MANDATORY HHSC Webinar Training

Date: June 18, 2021 Attention: Financial Management Services Agencies (FMSA) Webinar Training Date: June 29, 2021 Call to action: Health and Human Services Commission (HHSC) is providing a webinar for Financial Management Services Agencies (FMSAs) scheduled for Tuesday, June 29, 2021, beginning at 1:30 P.M until 3:00 P.M. How this impacts providers: All FMSAs currently contracted with MCOs or HHSC must attend this training. Next steps for providers: FMSA providers should register for the training at: Register now for the FMSA Webinar or  texaschildrenshealthplan.or/for-providers/provider-events. Submit specific questions [...]

Provider Alert! COVID-19 Guidance for FMSAs and CDS Employers

Date: November 23, 2021 Attention: FMSA providers Subject: COVID-19 Guidance for FMSAs and CDS Employers Effective Date: November 19, 2021 The content in this message will remain in effect through January 31, 2021, as announced by the Health and Human Services Commission. Effective February 1, 2022, FMSAs can permanently conduct new employer orientation virtually (i.e. audio-visual) in addition to allowing in-person orientations, based on member preference. COVID-19 Utilization Management Procedure and TCHP provider alerts can be found here: http://www.thecheckup.org/provider-alerts/ Providers should monitor the [...]