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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: July 31, 2020 Call to action:   From July 1, 2020 through November 30, 2020, the Electronic Visit Verification (EVV) practice period 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 December 1, 2020, all service visits for an EVV-required service must be captured in the EVV system. Claims without a matching EVV visit transaction accepted into [...]

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

Attention: FMSA Providers Effective Date: October 7, 2020 The content in this message will remain in effect through the public health emergency period, extended to January 21, 2021, as announced by the U.S. Health and Human Services Department. 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 [...]

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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 [...]

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Provider Alert! Mandatory HHSC training for Financial Management Services Agencies (FMSA)

Effective February 25, 2020 Call to action: Health and Human Services Commission (HHSC) is providing a webinar for Financial Management Services Agencies (FMSAs) scheduled for Tuesday, February 25th, 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: https://register.gotowebinar.com/register/2102807596481100801 The topics covered in the webinar will include: Consumer Directed Services updates and reminders Electronic Visit Verification updates Texas Workforce Commission updates   If [...]

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Provider Alert! FMSA Training

Attention:  Financial Management Services Agencies (FMSA) Subject:  Training Opportunity Tuesday, March 6, 2018 10:00 a.m. – 12:00 p.m. CT Register now https://register.gotowebinar.com/register/2237295444263992834 All current contracted FMSAs with a managed care organization or HHSC must attend this mandatory training. This training is a condensed version of HHSC’s FMSA enrollment training and: Includes an overview of the consumer directed services option Reviews CDS roles and responsibilities Has been tailored to meet the needs of FMSAs that have recently hired new staff or just need to refresh their knowledge Email questions to [...]

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Provider Alert! Financial Management Service Agency (FMSA)

Subject: Financial Management Service Agency(FMSA) Registration is now open for the Annual Financial Management Service Agency (FMSA) training scheduled for September 19, 2017, 8:30am-5:00pm. This training is mandatory for FMSAs per contracting requirements in Texas Administrative Code, Rules 41.301 and 49.302. In order to comply with this requirement. This required training is now offered in two formats: the FMSA may choose to either attend in-person or by webinar. The in-person training will be at the Winters building located at 701 W. 51st St., Austin, [...]