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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! 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! MANDATORY HHSC Webinar Training

Date: August 27, 2021 Attention: Financial Management Services Agencies (FMSA) Webinar Training Date: September 9, 2021 Call to action: Health and Human Services Commission (HHSC) is providing a webinar for Financial Management Services Agencies (FMSAs) scheduled for Thursday, September 9, 2021, beginning at 1:30 P.M. until 3:30 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 [...]

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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 [...]

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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 [...]