Provider Alert! Healthcare Common Procedure Coding System (HCPCS) update for Code 99201Texas Children's Health Plan
Date: January 21, 2021
Attention: All Providers
Effective Date: January 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.
Call to action: Texas Children’s Health Plan (TCHP) aligns with the guidance from Texas Medicaid Healthcare Partnership (TMHP) regarding HCPCS Code 99201. This code has been discontinued as a benefit of Texas Medicaid and no longer eligible for reimbursement beginning January 1, 2021.Additionally, Code 99201 was replaced with Code 99417.
How this impacts providers: For reference: 2021 HCPCS Special Bulletin
Next steps for providers: Providers should share this prior authorization update with their staff.
If you have any questions, please email Provider Network Management at: firstname.lastname@example.org.
For access to all provider alerts, log into:
www.thecheckup.org or www.texaschildrenshealthplan.org/for-providers.
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