Tag - COVID

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 [...]

Provider Alert! Signature Requirement Reinstated on DME Forms

Date: January 19, 2022 Attention: DME Providers Subject: Signature Requirement Reinstated on DME Forms 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 to action: Effective January 1, 2022, a member or member’s authorized representative’s signature is required on [...]

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 [...]

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 [...]

Provider Alert! Pfizer COVID-19 Vaccine Coverage Update

Date: November 15, 2021 Attention: All Pediatric and Family Medicine Providers Effective Date: October 29, 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: New information for November 9, 2021: the FDA issued a new emergency use authorization (EUA) for the use of the Pfizer-BioNTech [...]

Provider Alert! Update to COVID-19 Monoclonal Antibody Therapy Administration Codes M0245 and M0246

Date: January 3, 2022 Attention: All Providers Subject: Update to COVID-19 Monoclonal Antibody Therapy Administration Codes M0245 and M0246 Effective Date: Dates of service on or after December 3, 2021 for age range expansion 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 3, 2021, [...]

Provider Alert! COVID-19 Vaccine Administration Code 0004A Now a Medicaid Benefit

Date: October 18, 2021 Attention: Primary Care Providers Effective Date: Dates of service on or after September 22, 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 for dates of service on or after September 22, 2021, in accordance with the U.S. Food and [...]

Provider Alert! COVID-19 Monoclonal Antibody Therapy Administration Codes: Additional Types and Place of Service

Date: November 1, 2021 Attention: All Providers Effective Date: September 9, 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) of bamlanivimab effective April 30, [...]