Tag - 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 Alert! Misuse of EVV Reason Codes Requirements Removed

Date: October 1, 2021 Attention: Financial Management Services Agencies and Consumer Directed Services employers Effective Date: September 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: The Health and Human Services Commission (HHSC) removed the Misuse of EVV Reason Codes Requirements from the EVV [...]

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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! Retrospective Review of Paid Claims with Electronic Visit Verification (EVV) Claims Matching

Date: September 10, 2021 Attention: STAR Kids Providers/Personal Care Services & FMSA Providers Effective Date: September 10, 2021 Call to action:  In alignment with HHSC requirements, Texas Children’s Health Plan will begin a review of paid claims that require a matching EVV transaction for dates of service March 21, 2021 – December 31, 2021. Claims that were bypassed under the “EVV007 – Match Not Required” exception were granted 180 days to complete the necessary visit maintenance. This time period has now lapsed. [...]

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Provider Alert! EVV Compliance for State-Required Personal Care Services Providers

Date: September 7, 2021 Attention: Personal Care Services Providers Effective Date: December 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: Effective December 1, 2021, HHSC and TCHP, will begin Electronic Visit Verification Usage reviews to ensure State-required Personal Care Services providers are in [...]

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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 [...]

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Provider Alert! Electronic Visit Verification (EVV) Cures Act Implementation January 1st 2021

Attention: Financial Management Services Agencies (FMSAs) Effective Date: 1/1/2021 Call to action: This serves as a final reminder that beginning January 1, 2021 all service visits for an EVV-required service must be captured in the EVV system. Federal law does not allow any further delays to implement the Cures Act EVV requirement for Medicaid personal care services. How this impacts providers: By Dec. 31, 2020: Complete Required Training Program providers, FMSAs, and CDS employers must complete the following EVV training requirements: EVV System Training before using [...]

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Provider Alert! Annual Electronic Visit Verification (EVV) Training Webinar

Attention: Current Electronic Visit Verification (EVV) Users Effective Date: 10/29/2020 Call to action: The webinar is for program providers currently required to use electronic visit verification by state law. Attending the webinar helps complete annual EVV policy and EVV Portal training requirements. There will also be a live question and answer session. The training is on November 13, 2020 at 8:30 a.m. – 12:30 p.m. How this impacts providers: Effective August 1, 2020, the Health and Human Services Commission (HHSC) Electronic Visit [...]

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Provider Alert! EVV Update: Information Letter (IL) for Financial Management Services Agencies (FMSAs)

Attention: Financial Management Services Agencies (FMSAs) Effective Date: November 19, 2020 Call to action: Health and Human Services Commission (HHSC) has extended the Electronic Visit Verification (EVV) practice period through December 31, 2020. This allows Consumer Directed Services (CDS) employers to learn more about using the EVV system. During the practice period, EVV claims will not be denied for a mismatch. Beginning January 1, 2021, all service visits for an EVV-required service must be captured in the EVV system. Claims without a [...]

Provider Alert! HHSC Electronic Visit Verification Temporary EVV Policies for Novel Coronavirus (COVID-19)

Attention: LTSS Providers Effective Date: November 24, 2020    The content in this message will remain in effect through the public health emergency period, extended to December 31, 2020, as announced by the U.S. Health and Human Services Department. 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 [...]