Tag - COVID-19

Provider Alert! Adolescent Eligibility for Pfizer-BioNTech COVID-19 Vaccine

Date: May 20, 2021 Attention: All Pediatric and Family Medicine Providers Effective Date: May 12, 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: Texas Children’s Health Plan (TCHP) would like to make network providers aware of new guidance approved by the Food and Drug [...]

Provider Alert! COVID-19 Pediatric Provider Enrollment

  Date: May 7, 2021 Attention: All Pediatric 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 that the Texas Department of State Health Services (DSHS) Immunization Unit is encouraging all pediatric providers to enroll [...]

Provider Alert! COVID-19 Vaccines Available and Administration

Date: June 30, 2021 Attention: All Providers Updated: May 18, 2021 with home health administration information 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) would like to make network providers aware of the COVID-19 vaccines available through the pharmacy [...]

Provider Alert! New Texas Department of State Health Services COVID-19 Vaccine Resource

Date: April 2, 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 a new COVID resource available, the “Texas Public Health Scheduler”, to help people sign up for the COVID-19 [...]

Provider Alert! Reminder – Updated- Approved in-office lab list

Date: July 13, 2021 Attention: All Providers Effective date for procedure code 83655, lead screening: June 22, 2021   Call to action: Texas Children’s Health Plan (TCHP) utilizes Quest Diagnostics as our exclusive reference lab provider. This alert is to serve as a reminder of the specific labs on our pre-approved list that may be run in a network provider’s office. How this impacts providers: Providers may perform specific lab tests in their office and receive reimbursement from TCHP. All other lab tests must [...]

Provider Alert! COVID-19 Monoclonal Antibody Therapy Procedure Code Update

Date: July 19, 2021 Attention: All Providers Effective Date for Procedure code Q0244 is June 3, 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: Texas Children’s Health Plan would like to inform network providers that Texas Medicaid has revoked the Emergency Use Authorization (EUA) [...]

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

Date: June 28, 2021 Attention: All Providers Effective Date: June 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 June 30, 2021except for 90-day authorizations which ended December 31, 2020 as announced by the Health and Human Services Commission. [...]

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

Date: June 28, 2021 Attention: All Providers Effective Date: June 25, 2021   The content in this message will remain in effect through July 31, 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 [...]

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

Date: June 28, 2021 Attention: All providers Effective Date: June 25, 2021 The content in this message will remain in effect through July 31, 2021 and end after this date, 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 [...]