Tag - Behavioral Health

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Provider Alert! Texas Children’s Health Plan Highlights Behavioral Health Awareness Month

Date: May 3, 2024 Attention: All Providers Call to action: Texas Children’s Health Plan (TCHP) is highlighting May as Behavioral Health Awareness Month and offering a Continuing Medical Education (CME) course: Advancing Mental and Behavioral Health in Primary Care: Strategies for Diagnosis, Treatment, and Coordination, to commemorate this occasion. Time and location: Date: Thursday, May 16, 2024 Time: 5:30PM-7:30PM CST Location: Virtual Event (Held via Webex) Registration: Click here to visit the webpage and registeror visit https://www.texaschildrenshealthplan.org/cme. Behavioral Health ResourcesTCHP offers provider resources for assistance with taking care...

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Provider Alert! Update to Clarify Delivery of Certain Behavioral Health Services through Synchronous Audiovisual or Synchronous Telephone (Audio-Only) Technology

Date: February 16, 2024 Attention: Behavioral Health Providers Effective date: December 1, 2023 Call to action: The purpose of this communication is to provide further information about the October 26 Provider Alert.  This alert provides updates to some of the behavioral health Medicaid benefits and to clarify the delivery of those services through synchronous audiovisual or synchronous telephone (audio-only) technology that are effective December 1, 2023. Texas Children’s Health Plan (TCHP) follows the limitations and requirements for the corresponding behavioral health codes outlined by...

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Provider Alert! Educational Video and Infographics Now Available to Providers: Telemedicine and Telehealth Delivery of Behavioral Health Medicaid Benefits

Date: February 13, 2024 Attention: Primary Care Providers (PCP), Family Medicine, and OBs acting as a PCP Video available beginning: February 2, 2024 Call to action: Texas Children’s Health Plan (TCHP) would like to make providers aware that Health and Human Services (HHSC) has created an educational video that is posted on the Texas Medicaid & Healthcare Partnership’s (TMHP’s) YouTube channel and Learning Management System (LMS). Additionally, HHSC created two infographics outlining the changes that are also posted to Texas Medicaid and Healthcare Partnership (TMHP’s) LMS. This training is...

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Provider Alert! Psychosocial Care Interventions as First-Line Treatment for Children and Adolescents

Date: January 8, 2023 Attention: Behavioral Health Providers Call to ActionTexas Children Health Plan (TCHP) encourages providers to continue to take measures to ensure your patients, our members, receive excellent care. TCHP is committed to optimizing the quality of care provided to our members with behavioral health condition(s). TCHP would like to share information on first-line psychosocial care recommendations for children and adolescents before and along with prescribing antipsychotics. Why it MattersAntipsychotic medications are frequently prescribed for nonpsychotic conditions, for which psychosocial care...

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Provider Alert! New video, Mood Disorders in Primary Care

Date: January 2, 2024 Attention: All Providers Call to action: Texas Children Health Plan (TCHP) Care Coordination Team is pleased to provide a video on mood disorders available here, Mood Disorders in Primary Care.  The video is on Bipolar Disorder and Major Depressive Disorder in children and adolescents.  In the video, you will find not only a brief overview of the mood disorders, but also tips for engaging your patients and recommendations for when to refer your patient to a mental health...

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Provider Alert! CANS and ANSA Certification Requirement

Date: December 19, 2023 Attention: Mental Health Targeted Case Management and Mental Health Rehabilitation Providers Call to action: Texas Children’s Health Plan (TCHP) asks all Mental Health Targeted Case Management and Mental Health Rehabilitation (MHTCM/MHR) providers to please send us their certification of either Child and Adolescent Needs and Strengths (CANS) or Adult Needs and Strengths Assessment (ANSA) training. A copy of your CANS and/or ANSA certification can been emailed to tchpnetworkmanagement@texaschildrens.org. How this impacts providers: TCHP requires MHTCM/MHR providers serving both children...

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Provider Alert! Timeframe for follow-up from an Inpatient Behavioral Health Facility

Date: November 17, 2023 Attention: Behavioral Health Providers and inpatient facilities Call to action: Texas Children’s Health Plan (TCHP) request that all members receiving inpatient psychiatric services be scheduled prior to discharge for outpatient or lower level of care follow-up with an in network behavioral health provider. To search for TCHP network behavioral health providers, click here. The timeframe requirements are as follows: Initial outpatient treatment after discharge must occur within seven (7) days from the date of discharge. The appointment should not occur...

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Provider Alert! Update: Delivery of Certain Behavioral Health Services through Synchronous Audiovisual or Synchronous Telephone (Audio-Only) Technology

Date: October 25, 2023 Attention: Behavioral Health Providers Effective date: December 1, 2023 Call to action: The purpose of this communication is to offer information about updates to most of the behavioral health Medicaid benefits to clarify the delivery of those services through synchronous audiovisual or synchronous telephone (audio-only) technology. How this impacts providers: The Texas Medicaid & Healthcare Partnership (TMHP) will update the Texas Medicaid Provider Procedures Manual (TMPPM), Behavioral Health and Case Management Services, effective December 1, 2023. Handbook (Vol. 2, Provider...

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Provider Alert! Collaborative Care Model (CoCM) in Texas Medicaid computer-based training

Date: January 11, 2023 Attention: All Providers Date training is available: January 4, 2023 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) would like to make providers aware of a training opportunity. Texas Medicaid implemented a medical benefit for the CoCM on...

Provider Alert! COVID-19 UPDATE ALERT #4 – Telemedicine Services – Physicians, BH, FQHC and RHC Providers

Date: November 30, 2022 Attention: All providers Effective Date:November 21, 2022 The content in this message on Federally Qualified Health Centers (FQHC) reimbursement for Telemedicine (Physician Delivered) and Telehealth (Non-Physician Delivered) Services as a distant site provider as permanent policy change (per S.B. 670, Texas Legislature, Regular session 2019) ended November 30, 2020 as announced by the Health and Human Services Commission. The content in this message on Rural Health Clinics as telehealth and telemedicine sites will remain in effect through March 31,...