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Provider Alert! Telehealth Services – PT/OT/ST Providers and COVID-19

Date: September 2, 2021 Attention: All providers. Effective Date: September 7, 2021 Providers should monitor the Texas Children’s Health Plan 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) supports the delivery of telehealth (non-physician-delivered) distant site services to its members, and we have implemented special waiver provisions for its [...]

Provider Alert! Updated! Telemedicine/Telehealth claims guidance

Date: September 30, 2021 Attention: All Providers Subject: Telemedicine/Telehealth claims guidance Effective Date: September 27, 2021 Federally Qualified Health Centers (FQHC) reimbursement for Telemedicine (Physician Delivered) and Telehealth (Non-Physician Delivered) Services as a distant site provider as permanent policy change (per S.B. 670, Texas Legislature, Regular session 2019) ended November 30, 2020 as announced by the Health and Human Services Commission. The content in this message on Rural Health Clinics as telehealth and telemedicine sites will remain in effect through December 31, 2021as announced [...]

Provider Alert! COVID-19 UPDATE ALERT #4 – Telemedicine Services – Physicians, BH, FQHC and RHC Providers

Date: September 30, 2021 Attention: All providers Effective Date: September 27, 2021 The content in this message on Federally Qualified Health Centers (FQHC) reimbursement for Telemedicine (Physician Delivered) and Telehealth (Non-Physician Delivered) Services as a distant site provider as permanent policy change (per S.B. 670, Texas Legislature, Regular session 2019) ended November 30, 2020 as announced by the Health and Human Services Commission. The content in this message on Rural Health Clinics as telehealth and telemedicine sites will remain in effect through December [...]

Provider Alert! Texas Health Steps (THSteps) and CHIP medical checkups via remote delivery

Date: September 30, 2021 Attention: Primary Care Physicians Effective Date: Dates of Service May 7, 2020 – December 31, 2021 The content in this message will remain in effect through December 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 for alerts and updates associated to the COVID-19 event.  TCHP reserves the right to update and/or [...]

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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 [...]

Provider Alert! Service Planning for Pregnant Women during COVID-19

Attention: OB/GYN Providers Effective Date: June 26, 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. The content in this message will remain in effect throughout the COVID-19 Disaster Declaration period as announced by the office of the Texas Governor, Greg Abbott.  COVID-19 Utilization Management Procedure and [...]

Provider Alert! COVID-19 Guidance: UPDATE ALERT #5 Telehealth Services: Targeted Case Management through remote delivery

Attention: Behavioral Health, OB/GYN, and ECI Providers Effective Date: April 24, 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:  TCHP supports Texas Medicaid Healthcare Partnership (TMHP) guidance on Targeted Case Management. This service may be delivered through synchronous audio-visual technologies or telephone (audio-only). Providers [...]

Provider Alert! UPDATE ALERT #3 –Telehealth Services – PT/OT/ST; FQHC/RHC Providers and COVID-19

Attention: All Providers Effective Date: March 31, 2020 Providers should monitor the Texas Children’s Health Plan 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) supports the delivery of telehealth (non-physician-delivered) distant site services to its members, and we have implemented special waiver provisions for its use during this [...]

Provider Alert! Update – Telemedicine & Telehealth Services and COVID-19

Attention: All Providers Effective Date: March 17, 2020 Texas Children’s Health Plan supports the delivery of telemedicine and telehealth services to its members. As part of our COVID-19 Emergency Response, Texas Children’s Health Plan will add coverage of telemedicine services that are provided through only synchronous audio interactions (audio-only telephone consultation). How this impacts providers: Telemedicine services should be provided in compliance with standards established by the respective licensing or certifying board of the professional providing the services. While telemedicine services do not [...]

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Telemedicine support now available

Texas Children's Health Plan supports the delivery of telemedicine, telehealth and telemonitoring services to its members. Telemedicine and telehealth services should be provided in compliance with standards established by the respective licensing or certifying board of the professional providing the services. Telemedicine and telehealth services do not require authorization when provided by an in-network provider, except in the case of telemonitoring services. Of note, Texas Children’s Health Plan will not cover telemedicine or telehealth services that are provided through only synchronous [...]