Monthly Archives - August 2016

Additional electronic payments offered with Virtual Credit Card option

You now have an additional payment option The Virtual Credit Card (VCC) has been made available through ChangeHealth, previously known as Emdeon. This option is available for all providers. VCC allows providers to accept a virtual payment instead of a paper check or electronic funds transfers. When you use VCC, providers will receive a unique 16-digit credit card number for every payment made by Texas Children’s Health Plan. That number is then keyed into your credit card terminal to receive...

Provider Alert! STAR Kids Provider Training Schedule

Beginning September 1, 2016, STAR Kids Provider Training will be offered in multiple locations, including the Harris, Jefferson and North East Medicaid service areas. Make your plans today to attend a training near you. Check our website for more details on training dates, locations, and registration. Click to Register for STAR Kids Provider Training

SBIRT: A validated practice to recognize teens who need help for substance abuse is a benefit of Texas Medicaid

A recent survey of pediatricians found that only a minority of pediatricians used validated screening tools for substance abuse screening, and most relied on clinical impressions. Studies have found that only one-third of adolescents excessively using alcohol were detected when pediatricians relied on clinical impressions. A revised policy statement and a new clinical report from the American Academy of Pediatrics (see additional resources below) contain updated guidance, including screening tools and intervention procedures in support of universal Screening, Brief Intervention...