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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 [...]

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Provider Alert! FMSA Cost Survey

Date: April 28, 2021 Attention: Financial Management Services Agencies (FMSA) Due Date: May 19, 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 FMSAs aware of a cost survey with an extended due date of May [...]

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Provider Alert! FMSA Cost Survey

Date: March 15, 2021 Attention: Financial Management Services Agencies (FMSA) Due Date: Training Webinar: March 19, 2021 & Cost Survey: Due April 19, 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 FMSAs aware of a cost survey with [...]

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

Date: June 28, 2021 Attention: FMSA providers Effective Date: June 25, 2021 The content in this message will remain in effect through August 31, 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 [...]

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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! 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 [...]

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Provider Alert! Financial Management Services Agencies (FMSA)

Attention: Financial Management Services Agencies (FMSA) Subject: Cures Act EVV: The EVV Practice Period Begins July 1 Effective Date: 7/1/2020 Call to action: From July 1, 2020, through November 30, 2020, an Electronic Visit Verification (EVV) practice period will allow program providers and financial management services agencies (FMSAs) impacted by the 21st Century Cures Act to practice using the EVV system, EVV Portal, and EVV claims matching. Consumer directed services (CDS) employers can practice using the EVV system. EVV claims will not be [...]

Provider Alert! Select an EVV Vendor System or EVV Proprietary System Update

Attention: Financial Management Services Agencies (FMSA) Effective Date: May 1, 2020 Due to impacts of coronavirus, HHSC is extending the deadline to May to select an EVV system and begin the onboarding process. The original deadline was April 1,2020. Therefore, Financial Management Services Agencies (FMSAs) must select an Electronic Visit Verification or EVV Vendor System or EVV Proprietary System by May 1, 2020. How this impacts providers: All FMSAs currently contracted with MCOs or the Texas Health and Human Services Commission (HHSC).   Next steps [...]