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Provider Alert! Vaxelis Vaccine Series to Become Available for Texas Medicaid

Date: June 30, 2021 Attention: Primary Care Providers Effective Date: July 1, 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 inform providers of a new vaccine available for Medicaid Members. How this impacts providers: Vaxelis, a three-dose [...]

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Provider Alert! Amondys 45 Becomes a Benefit for Medicaid and CHIP

Attention: Neurologists Effective Date: June 1, 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 would like to inform providers of a new benefit effective June 1, 2021. The Health and Human Services Commission (HHSC) will cover Amondys 45 under [...]

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Provider Alert! After hours Codes Reminder

Date: May 14, 2021 Attention: PCPs and Urgent Care Facilities 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 remind providers of Medicaid After-Hours Procedure Codes that do not require prior authorization. How this impacts providers: Below are the Medicaid Payable After-Hours [...]

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Provider Alert! Colorectal Cancer Screening Benefit Criteria to Change for Texas Medicaid

Attention: PCPs and Oncologists Effective Date: March 1, 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: Effective for dates of service on or after March 1, 2021, colorectal cancer screening benefit criteria will change for Texas Medicaid. Fecal occult blood tests, multi-targeted stool [...]

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Provider Alert! Medical Physics Consultations to Become Benefits of Texas Medicaid

Attention: Oncologists Effective Date: March 1, 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: Effective for dates of service on or after March 1, 2021, medical physics consultations (procedure codes 77336 and 77370) will become benefits of Texas Medicaid. Medical physics consultations will [...]

Provider Alert! Medicaid, STAR Kids, CHIP, and CHIP Perinatal eligibility during COVID-19

Date: June 28, 2021 Attention: All providers Effective Date: July 31, 2020 – July 31, 2021 For STAR Kids Age Outs that transitioned April 1, 2020. The content in this message on STAR Kids Age-Outs that transitioned on April 1, 2020 will remain in effect through July 31, 2021, as announced by the Health and Human Services Commission. TCHP 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 [...]

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Provider Alert! Immobilized Lipase Cartridges to Become a Benefit of Texas Medicaid

Attention: All Providers Effective Date: March 1, 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 inform network providers that effective for dates of service on or after March 1, 2021, immobilized lipase cartridges (procedure code [...]

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Provider Alert! Benefits for Telemedicine Services and Telehealth Services to Change for Texas Medicaid December 1, 2020

Attention: FQHCs and  School-based Clinics Effective Date: For dates of service on or after 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: Texas Children’s Health Plan (TCHP) aligns with the changes to telemedicine (physician-delivered) services and telehealth (non-physician delivered) services include [...]

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Provider Alert! Peer Specialist Services Became a Benefit of Texas Medicaid January 1, 2019

Attention: Behavioral Health Providers Effective Date: October 28, 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) would like to inform providers that Code H0038 is a benefit of Texas Medicaid for members 21 years of age and older [...]

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Provider Alert! Telemonitoring Benefits Change for Texas Medicaid October 1, 2020

Attention: All Providers Effective Date: October 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) would like to inform network providers of the recent telemonitoring benefits change for Texas Medicaid effective for dates of service on or after [...]