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Provider Alert!

Provider Alert! Chantix (Varenicline) Tablets Voluntary Recall

Date: September 22, 2021 Attention: All Providers and Pharmacies Effective Date: September 16, 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: Pfizer has issued a voluntary recall of all lots of CHANTIX (Varenicline) Tablets. Potentially impacted customers were notified with a recommendation to not [...]

Provider Alert!

Provider Alert! Vaping and Smoking Cessation Benefits Reminder

Date: July 13, 2021 Attention: Primary Care Physicians and Pulmonologists Call to action: Providers are reminded that screening and information on smoking cessation should be included as part of any routine patient visit. Diagnosis code, U070 should be utilized for reporting vaping-related disorders as a benefit of Texas Medicaid. Procedure codes, 99406 and 99407 should be utilized for reporting a smoking and tobacco cessation counseling visit. How this impacts providers: Providers should educate susceptible patients presenting with respiratory symptoms or other related [...]