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Provider Alert! Subject: Codes: K0108, A9900, and E1399 Wheelchair Guideline

Attention: All Providers Effective Date: October 22, 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. In follow-up to our Provider Alert posted on 7/13/2020 regarding wheelchair accessories, Texas Children’s Health Plan did not implement changes to the current process for prior authorization of codes:  K0108, A9900, and [...]

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Provider Alert! Prior Authorization guidelines for Manual Wheelchair Accessory Code E2227

Attention: All Providers Effective Date: June 23, 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: Texas Children’s Health Plan (TCHP) aligns with the Texas Medicaid Provider Procedures Manual (TMPPM) regarding the authorization requirements for Code E2227, manual wheelchair accessory, and gear reduction drive [...]

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Provider Alert! Benralizumab, Mepolizumab, and Omalizumab Benefits in the Home Setting

Attention: Pulmonologists, Allergists, and DME Providers Effective Date: For dates of service on or after June 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: Texas Children’s Health Plan (TCHP) aligns with the new guidelines from the Health and Human Services Commission (HHSC) for dates [...]

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Provider Alert! Positive Pressure Airway (PAP) device guideline

Attention: All Providers Effective Date: June 17, 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: TCHP would like to inform you of recent updates to the guidelines for home health, speech therapy, and positive pressure airway (PAP) devices. Updates include the following: Home health [...]

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Provider Alert! Updated Wheelchair Guidelines

Call to action: The purchase of a wheelchair is a benefit every five years, with the following guidelines: For current members who are twelve years of age and younger: The wheelchair frame must allow for at least a 3-inch growth potential in both width and depth. For current members who are 13 through 17 years of age: The wheelchair frame must allow for at least a 2 inch growth potential in both width and depth. For current members who are 18 years [...]

Nutritional supplement guideline change

Effective 10/1/2018, Texas Children’s Health Plan will no longer require prior authorization for nutritional products for members 20 years and younger who: receive all or part of their nutritional intake through a tube as documented by ICD-10 codes (z43.1; z93.1, z93.4), OR have a metabolic disorder that has been documented with one of the diagnosis codes listed in the current TMPPM Section 2.2.17.2.2. Providers will retain the responsibility of maintaining appropriate documentation for the nutritional products supplied. A retrospective review may be [...]

Key Changes to TCHP Therapy Authorization Guidelines

When services were not prior authorized by Texas Children’s Health Plan, (through another MCO or TMHP) the authorization request must include: A copy of the previously approved authorization letter. All of the documentation that was sent in the original authorization request to the previous MCO or TMHP, including any physician orders that were used to determine the start of care. If the services requested do not meet TCHP criteria, the services will be honored for the shorter of 90 days or until [...]

Provider Alert! All Texas Children’s Health Plan providers and facilities Utilization Management Guidelines effective November 1, 2016

Texas Children’s Health Plan has developed Utilization Management guidelines that serve as criteria for the determination of medical necessity for services that require prior authorization. These guidelines will be effective on November 1, 2016. The goal of Texas Children’s Health Plan’s Utilization Management guidelines is to encourage the highest quality care from the right provider in the right setting. Utilization Management guidelines are available for you to review. Please contact Texas Children’s Health Plan’s Provider Relations department at 832-828-1008 or toll-free [...]