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Provider Alert! Prior authorization is no longer required for Mental Health Targeted Case Management and Mental Health Rehabilitative Services

Date: August 31, 2022      Attention: Local Mental Health Authority, Behavioral Health Providers  Effective date: August 22, 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: Texas Children’s Health Plan (TCHP) would like to inform network providers that beginning August 22, 2022, a [...]

Provider Alert! Mental Health and Substance Use Disorder Outpatient & Residential Services Co-Payments Prohibited

Date: June 29, 2022 Attention: Behavioral Health Providers Effective date: July 1, 2022 Providers should monitor the Texas Children’s Health Plan (TCHP) Provider Portal regularly for alerts and updates associated with 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. TCHP will apply updates and reprocess impacted claims as soon as possible. However, please allow up to sixty (60) business days for reprocessing. Providers are not [...]

Provider Alert! CME event is coming up. Register Today!

Recognizing Adolescents Struggling with Mental Health Ensure that providers are able to successfully examine, diagnose and treat mental health struggles in adolescent patients. Date: Wednesday, June 22, 2022 Time: 5:30–7:30 p.m. CT Location: Virtual Event (held via WebEx) Educational Objectives At the conclusion of the lecture, the participants should be better able to: Recognize adolescents with depression and suicidality. Formulate comprehensive management plans including pharmacologic intervention. Identify risk behaviors that impact adolescent behavioral health. Discuss impact of social determinants of health (SDOH) on adolescent behavioral health. (BH). To register, click here. For questions, [...]

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Provider Alert! Health and Human Services (HHSC) Uniform Managed Care Manual Update to Chapter 15.3

Date: May 4, 2022 Attention: All Providers Effective Date: March 18, 2022 Providers should monitor the Texas Children’s Health Plan (TCHP) Provider Portal regularly for alerts and updates associated with 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 effective March 18, 2022, administrative changes were made to Chapter 15.3 of Health and [...]

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Provider Alert! Annual Targeted Case Management and Mental Health Rehabilitative Services Training Attestation

Date: August 2, 2021 Attention: Mental Health Targeted Case Management and Mental Health Rehabilitative Services providers 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: This notice is to inform network Targeted Case Management Providers of their annual required training that is a contractual obligation. How [...]

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Provider Alert! Developmental and Mental Health Screening Tools Added for the THSteps Preventive Care Medical Checkups

Date: May 11, 2021 Attention: Pediatric Providers 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 network providers of two new developmental and mental health-screening tools that will be added to the Texas [...]

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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 [...]

HEDIS Spotlight

HEDIS® (Healthcare Effectiveness Data and Information Set) is a widely used set of performance measures that ensures our members are getting the best health care possible. It is extremely important that our providers understand HEDIS® specifications and guidelines. This section highlights different HEDIS metrics in addition to providing descriptions of the measures, correct billing codes to support services rendered, and tips to direct you to corresponding resources and tools. MEASURE: FOLLOW-UP AFTER HOSPITALIZATION FOR MENTAL ILLNESS MEASURE DESCRIPTION: Members 6 years [...]

May is Mental Health Awareness Month

May is Mental Health Awareness Month Year after year, more and more Americans face the reality of living with a mental illness. Despite their age, many young children show early signs of mental illness. These mental health problems are often clinically diagnosable, and can be a product of the interaction of biological, psychological, and social factors. “Half of all mental health disorders show first signs before a person turns 14 years old, and three quarters of mental health disorders begin [...]