Tag - COVID-19

Provider Alert! Talking with Patient’s about the COVID -19 Vaccination

Date: February 19, 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 (TCHP) strongly encourages network providers to engage in conversation with our members on the importance of receiving the COVID-19 vaccination. Here are some suggestions from [...]

Provider Alert! COVID-19 Disaster Declaration – ALERT #5 – Prior Authorization Adjustments

Attention: All Providers Effective Date: January 25, 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. The content in this message is extended until February 28, 2021 except for 90-day authorizations which will remain in effect through December 31, 2020 as announced by the . Health and [...]

Provider Alerts! CHIP co-pays waived for office visits in response to COVID-19

Attention: All Providers Effective Date: January 25, 2021 The content in this message will remain in effect through February 28, 2021 as announced by the Health and Human Services Commission. 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 nature [...]

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

Attention: All Providers Effective Date: January 25, 2021 The content in this message will remain in effect through February 28, 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! Updated! Telemedicine/Telehealth claims guidance

Attention: All Providers Effective Date: January 25, 2021 The content in this message on Federally Qualified Health Centers (FQHC) reimbursement for Telemedicine (Physician Delivered) and Telehealth (Non-Physician Delivered) Services as a distant site provider as permanent policy change (per S.B. 670, Texas Legislature, Regular session 2019) will remain in effect through November 30, 2020 as announced by the Health and Human Services Commission. The content in this message on Rural Health Clinics as telehealth and telemedicine sites will remain in effect through [...]

Provider Alert! COVID-19 UPDATE ALERT #4 – Telemedicine Services – Physicians, BH, FQHC and RHC Providers

Attention: All Providers Effective Date: January 25, 2021 The content in this message on Federally Qualified Health Centers (FQHC) reimbursement for Telemedicine (Physician Delivered) and Telehealth (Non-Physician Delivered) Services as a distant site provider as permanent policy change (per S.B. 670, Texas Legislature, Regular session 2019) will remain in effect through November 30, 2020 as announced by the Health and Human Services Commission. The content in this message on Rural Health Clinics as telehealth and telemedicine sites will remain in effect through [...]

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

Attention: FMSA Providers Effective Date: January 25, 2021 The content in this message will remain in effect through February 28, 2021, as announced by the Health and Human Services Commission. 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 prior notice due to the evolving nature of the [...]

Provider Alert: Guidance on Appeals and Fair Hearing Requests due to COVID-19

Attention: All Providers Effective Date: January 25, 2021 The content in this message on MCO Appeal Determinations expired on July 31, 2020. The remaining content will remain in effect through February 28, 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 Provider Portal regularly for alerts and updates associated to the COVID-19 event.  TCHP reserves the right to update and/or [...]

Provider Alert! Signature requirement waived on DME Forms due to COVID-19

Attention: DME Providers Effective Date: January 25, 2021 The content in this message will remain in effect through February 28, 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/ TCHP network 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 [...]

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

Attention: All Providers Effective Date: January 25, 2021 The content in this message on Nursing Facility MDS Authorization Extensions will remain in effect through February 28, 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 [...]