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Provider Alert! New Prior Authorization Resource to Determine Dates of Service

Date: April 3, 2024 Attention: All Providers Call to action: The purpose of this communication is to inform providers of a new resource available from Texas Medicaid and Healthcare Partnership (TMHP) available at https://www.tmhp.com/topics/prior-authorization/pa-calculator.  It is included on the TMHP prior authorization webpage. Providers are encouraged to utilize this calculator to calculate the dates of service that must be applied to the prior authorization form/prior authorization request.  By accessing TMHP’s tool, providers will save time and avoid having to resubmit or correct authorizations...

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Provider Alert! TCHP Member Transportation Vendor Update

Date: April 2, 2024 Attention: All Providers Call to action: Texas Children’s Health Plan (TCHP) would like to inform providers that our former Member medical transportation provider, Veyo has transitioned to Medical Transportation Management (MTM). MTM operates both Non-Emergent Medical Transportation (NEMT) and Value Added Services (VAS) rides for Members. Members or your staff will still call the same number to schedule rides, 1-888-401-0170. Best of all, the transportation benefits will remain the same. As a reminder, the process for members to schedule...

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Provider Alert! Availity Now Offered to Providers for Electronic Claims Submission

Date: March 26, 2024 Attention: All Providers Effective Date: March 25, 2024 Call to action: Texas Children’s Health Plan (TCHP) would like to announce that Availity is now available as a clearinghouse option for electronic claims submissions. Getting Started with Availity: If a provider already uses Availity as a clearinghouse, then claims will route to TCHP payer IDs as normal (payer ID information can be found in the TCHP Institutional Guide and TCHP Professional Guide). No additional action is required. If a provider uses Change Healthcare...

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Provider Alert! Change in PDL Status for Antivirals, Oral Drug Class

Date: March 22, 2024 Attention: All Providers Effective date: March 7, 2024 Call to action: Texas Children’s Health Plan (TCHP) would like to let providers know that effective March 7, 2024, valganciclovir tablet will now be preferred along with brand Valcyte. This is in response to the shortage of the brand product Valcyte by the manufacturer. How this impacts providers: The change will allow providers to prescribe the generic without requiring preferred drug list (PDL) prior authorization at this time and continue accessing necessary...

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Provider Alert! Sleep Studies no longer require Prior Authorization

Date: March 22, 2024 Attention: All Providers Effective date: February 7, 2024 Call to action: Effective for dates of service on or after February 7, 2024, Texas Children’s Health Plan (TCHP) will not require a prior authorization for sleep studies. Disclaimer: It is the responsibility of the Provider to verify that a service is a benefit of Texas Medicaid for service codes that TCHP does not require prior authorization. Services rendered by out-of-network providers will require prior authorization. TCHP would like to remind providers that...

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Provider Alert! Omnipod 5 Added to Medicaid and CHIP Formularies

Date: March 18, 2024 Attention: All Providers Effective date: February 22, 2024 Call to action: Texas Children’s Health Plan (TCHP) would like to let providers know that effective February 22, 2024, the Texas Health and Human Services (HHSC) allows coverage for Omnipod 5 through pharmacy benefit for both CHIP and Medicaid formularies. Members can obtain one (1) Omnipod 5 G6 intro kit per 365 days, and fifteen (15) units of Omnipod 5 C6 PODS per 30 days. HHSC is not requiring clinical prior...

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Provider Alert! Important Information for Checks Dated February 27, 2024

Date: March 4, 2024 Attention: All Providers Call to action: As noted in our Provider Alert dated February 26, 2024, Texas Children’s Health Plan (TCHP) has activated an alternative payment process that will be in effect until Optum’s Change Healthcare process is restored.  The referenced alert is available here. How this impacts providers: Errors have been identified in the checks dated and mailed February 27, 2024. Please do not deposit these checks and destroy them when received. Checks dated February 27, 2024 have...

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Provider Alert! Texas Children’s® Link, Online Provider Portal Claim Submission Guidance

Date: March 1, 2024 Attention: All Providers Call to action: In response to Optum’s recent Change Healthcare network interruption, Texas Children’s Health Plan (TCHP) would like to provide details on the claim submission methods currently available. Where can providers submit claims: The most efficient option is submitting claims and appeals through Texas Children's® Link, our provider portal https://epiccarelink.texaschildrens.org/ The batch claim submission process is available on the portal, where 837 files can be uploaded directly onto Texas Children's® Link. To access this from Texas Children's® Link,...

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Provider Alert! Coverage of Elevidys Begins January 2024

Date: February 27, 2024 Attention: All Providers Prior authorization effective date: February 1, 2024 Call to action: The purpose of this communication is to inform providers that on January 1, 2024, Elevidys became a benefit of Medicaid and CHIP. Texas Health and Human Services Commission (HHSC) requires prior authorization for Elevidys (procedure code J1413) for Medicaid and CHIP, effective February 1, 2024. Elevidys is an adeno-associated virus vector-based gene therapy indicated for the treatment of ambulatory pediatric clients ages 4 through 5 years with...

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Provider Alert! HCPCS and CPT Code Prior authorization Update

Date: February 26, 2024 Attention: All Providers Effective date: January 1, 2024 Call to action: The purpose of this communication is to offer information about the Healthcare Common Procedure Coding System (HCPCS) and Current Procedural Terminology (CPT) prior authorization updates. Resource: https://www.tmhp.com/sites/default/files/file-library/resources/rate-and-code-updates/hcpcs-updates/2024-hcpcs-special-bulletin.pdf How this impacts providers: Effective January 1, 2024 Texas Children’s Health Plan’s (TCHP's) prior authorization updates are listed below. These changes follow guidance from Texas Medicaid and Healthcare Partnership (TMHP). Medical necessity criteria for utilization review will be in accordance with Texas Medicaid...