Provider Alert! Prior Authorization

Provider Alert!

Provider Alert! Prior Authorization

Prior authorization alert

Effective January 1, 2019, Texas Children’s Health Plan updated the prior authorization listing.

Please note there are some key changes for providers.

Removed from the list and will no longer require prior authorization:

  • Baclofen Pump

New to the list:

  • Home Telemonitoring


  • Ambulance (non-emergent transport) has been updated to Non-Emergency Ambulance Transport.
  • Augmentative Communication Device has been updated to Augmentative Communication Device and Accessories.
  • Chemotherapy non-FDA approved has been updated to Non-FDA approved medications.
  • Cranial Molding Orthosis (Helmets) has been updated to Cranial Molding Orthosis.
  • High cost (>$50,000) injectable in the outpatient setting has been updated to High cost (>$50,000) injectable drugs in the outpatient setting.
  • Implantable Hearing Device has been updated to Implantable Hearing Device (excluding batteries).
  • Nutritional Supplements has been updated to Nutritional Supplements (for oral nutrition and adults).
  • Oral Surgery has been updated to Oral Surgery and Medically Necessary Dental Procedures.
  • Sleep Studies in Children has been updated to Sleep Studies in Children (under 18 years old).


The new Texas Children’s Health Plan prior authorization list will also be posted at:

If there are further questions, please contact the Provider Relations Department at 1-800-731-8527.

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