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Provider Alert! Housing Choice Plan Survey

Attention: All Providers Effective Date: Survey open May 15, 2020 until June 15, 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: The Health and Human Services Commission’s (HHSC) Behavioral Health Advisory Committee has approved the development of a Housing Choice Plan for individuals [...]

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Provider Alert! Live EVV Training Webinars in June

Attention: Existing Electronic Visit Verification (EVV) Users Effective Date: June 16-June 17 Call to action: In June, the Health and Human Services Commission (HHSC) and Texas Medicaid & Healthcare Partnership (TMHP) will hold live Electronic Visit Verification (EVV) policy and EVV Portal training webinars for program providers currently required to use EVV. How this impacts providers: Program providers must complete EVV Portal training and EVV policy training annually. See the following link for more information: https://hhs.texas.gov/sites/default/files/documents/doing-business-with-hhs/providers/long-term-care/evv/evv-required-training-checklist.pdf Next steps for providers: To meet the annual training [...]

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Provider Alert! Cures Act EVV: Required EVV Training Webinars in May and June

Attention: Financial Management Services Agencies (FMSA) Effective Date: 6/2/2020 – 6/3/2020 Call to action: In May and June, the Health and Human Services Commission (HHSC) and Texas Medicaid & Healthcare Partnership (TMHP) will hold live Electronic Visit Verification (EVV) policy and EVV Portal training webinars for program providers and financial management service agencies (FMSAs) required to use EVV by the Cures Act. How this impacts providers: Program providers and FMSAs affected by the Cures Act EVV expansion must complete EVV Portal training and EVV [...]

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 [...]

Updating Texas Children’s Health Plan Member Change of Address Information

All address changes must be reported to HHSC. Members can contact HHSC by calling 2-1-1 or by updating their account on YourTexasBenefits.com. It is important to make sure address information is updated in a timely manner to ensure families continue to receive information from Texas Children’s Health Plan and HHSC. If a member has moved to an area that is not covered by Texas Children’s Health Plan, they will need to select a new health plan. If a family [...]

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Provider Alert! Uniform Hospital Rate Increase Program (UHRIP)

Attn: STAR HOSPITAL SERVICES RE: Uniform Hospital Rate Increase Program (UHRIP) Dear Provider, The Texas Health and Human Services Commission (HHSC) has received approval from the Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services to implement the Uniform Hospital Rate Increase Program (UHRIP) for hospital services effective March 1, 2018 for Harris and Jefferson Service Delivery Areas (SDAs).  State-owned hospitals and institutions for mental diseases are excluded from the program. Texas Children’s Health Plan (TCHP) will be sending a Letter of Agreement to all eligible [...]

HHSC Notice! THSteps Documentation Improvement

Dear Texas Health Steps Provider: CHARLES SMITH EXECUTIVE COMMISSIONER As a Texas Health Steps (THSteps) provider, you affect the lives of many young Texans, and the Health and Human Services Commission (HHSC) understands documenting the THSteps components of the checkup can be challenging. One federal and two state contracted reviews of medical records have shown that missing documentation is the largest factor and the primary cause of records being reviewed and money being recouped. HHSC would like to assist you in documenting [...]

Provider Alert! Long Acting Reversible Contraception (LARC) Billing Changes

To: All Providers and Facilities Subject: Long Acting Reversible Contraception (LARC) Billing Changes Recent changes at Health and Human Services Commission (HHSC) has improved the accessibility of LARC devices for Medicaid members. HHSC is currently working to add ParaGard, Nexplanon and Liletta to the Medicaid Vendor Drug Program formulary. More information on these products and the process to order will be supplied as these are added. Once added, providers may choose to continue to “buy and bill” or they may choose [...]