Provider Alert! Provider Enrollment Revalidation Extensions to End on May 11, 2023Texas Children's Health Plan
Date: March 21, 2023
Attention: All Providers
Call to action: Effective May 11, 2023, the Health and Human Services Commission (HHSC) will end the flexibility of extended Medicaid provider revalidation dates that came due during the COVID-19 public health emergency (PHE).
How this impacts providers: Per federal guidance, providers that were due for revalidation effective March 1, 2020, through May 11, 2023, will receive a post-PHE grace period to complete the revalidation process. Texas Medicaid and Healthcare Partnership (TMHP) will notify providers in March 2023 of their recalculated enrollment end date and again 120 days prior to their Medicaid provider enrollment end date.
Providers are strongly encouraged to avoid potential enrollment delays by submitting revalidation applications as soon as possible within the 120-day window. Providers that do not complete the revalidation process by their deadline will be disenrolled from all Texas state health care programs, and all claims and prior authorization requests submitted after the revalidation deadline will be denied.
Revalidating providers may need to provide fingerprints, submit additional documentation, or complete other screening requirements.
Providers can visit PEMS at Provider Enrollment and Management System (PEMS) to view and confirm their revalidation date and enrollment information. To speed up the application process, providers should have the following information available to ensure this information is accurate:
- First and last name
- Organization name
- Social Security number
- Date of birth
- Employer’s tax identification number and legal name
- Licenses or certifications, if applicable
- Identification for the provider and any person who meets the definition of owner, creditor, principal, subcontractor, or managing employee
- Documentation related to disclosures, if needed
- Additional documentation required for program participation
Providers that are revalidating an existing enrollment should continue to submit claims to meet their timely filing requirements while their revalidation is being processed.
Certain revalidating providers must pay a provider enrollment application fee. Refer to the State of Texas Provider Types Required to Pay an Application Fee for a list of institutional providers that have to pay the application fee.
Providers can also refer to the current Texas Medicaid Provider Procedures Manual, General Information, Section 1, “Provider Enrollment and Responsibilities,” for more information.
Providers may find more information and start their revalidations in the Provider Enrollment and Management System (PEMS) under “Determine Your Application Type.”
Next steps for providers: Texas Medicaid providers should confirm their current enrollment information in PEMS prior to submitting their revalidation application.
If you have any questions, please email Provider Relations at: firstname.lastname@example.org.
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