Tag - RSV

Provider Alert!

Provider Alert! Respiratory Syncytial Virus (RSV) Prophylaxis Season Reopening in All Regions

Date: June 15, 2022 Attention: All Providers Subject: Respiratory Syncytial Virus (RSV) Prophylaxis Season Reopening in All Regions Effective Date: June 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: Texas Children’s Health Plan (TCHP) would like to inform providers that the Health and Human Services [...]

Provider Alert!

Provider Alert! Respiratory Syncytial Virus (RSV) Season Ends February 1st

Date: January 28, 2022 Attention: Primary care providers Effective Date: February 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: HHSC will close the respiratory syncytial virus (RSV) season in all regions on February 1st, 2022. The 2021-22 traditional RSV season began on October 1, [...]

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Provider Alert! 2021-2022 Respiratory Syncytial Virus Season and Synagis (palivizumab)

Date: July 23, 2021 Attention: All Providers Treatment start date: October 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. **This notice may be updated as new regions are opened or closed Call to action: The traditional 2021-22 Respiratory Syncytial Virus (RSV) season is here! The Texas RSV [...]

Provider Alert!

Provider Alert! 2021-2022 Respiratory Syncytial Virus Season Now Open in all Regions

Date: July 23, 2021 Attention: All Providers Treatment start date: June 21, 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. **This notice may be updated as new regions are opened or closed Call to action: Respiratory Syncytial Virus (RSV) activity has been highly unusual during the 2020-21 season. [...]

RSV Season and Synagis (palivizumab)

RSV season is here! Season schedules are established at the recommendation of the Texas Pediatric Society's RSV Task Force group. RSV seasons by region can be found here: https://www.txvendordrug.com/formulary/prior-authorization/synagis/rsv-schedule. Texas Children’s Health Plan authorizes palivizumab based on criteria determined by the 2014 American Academy of Pediatrics recommendations. Texas Children’s Health Plan’s prior authorization form can be found here: https://www.navitus.com/getdoc/32bbdbf3-3855-4dfe-8b89-fc0b4d728f06/2017-2018-Synagis-Texas-Children-s-Health-Plan.aspx. For the 2017-2018 RSV season, Texas Children’s Health Plan will continue to use the following 2 preferred pharmacies: Maxor Specialty Pharmacy 216 South Polk [...]

Video: 2015-2016 Respiratory Virus Season Update

Dr. James Dunn, Medical Director for Medical Microbiology and Virology at Texas Children's Hospital provides an update on the 2015-2016 Respiratory Virus Season in Texas. Topics include an update on the current flu and RSV conditions in Texas, Point of Care (POC) testing, and helpful resources to help you through this year's Respiratory Virus Season.

Vaccines and Pregnancy

By Dr. Lisa Hollier, MD MPH Chief Medical Officer Texas Children’s Health Plan Professor, Maternal-Fetal Medicine Director, Health Policy Division, Baylor College of Medicine Pregnant women, along with their fetuses, are particularly vulnerable to vaccine-preventable disease-related complications. The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) have made recommendations for adult vaccines and there are two that are directly recommended for administration during pregnancy, four are recommended in pregnancy based on additional risk factors, and two are specifically recommended during the postpartum period (see [...]