Tag - COVID-19

Provider Alert! COVID-19 Pediatric Provider Enrollment

  Date: May 7, 2021 Attention: All Pediatric Providers 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 would like to inform network providers that the Texas Department of State Health Services (DSHS) Immunization Unit is encouraging all pediatric providers to enroll [...]

Provider Alert! COVID-19 Vaccines Available and Administration

Date: April 14, 2021 Attention: All Providers Updated: April 14, 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: On April 13th, out of an abundance of caution, the FDA and CDC issued a recommendation to pause the administration of the Johnson & Johnson COVID-19 [...]

Provider Alert! Johnson & Johnson COVID-19 Vaccine

Date: April 14, 2021 Attention: All Providers 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: On April 13th, out of an abundance of caution, the FDA and CDC issued a recommendation to pause the administration of the Johnson & Johnson COVID-19 vaccine after reports [...]

Provider Alert! New Texas Department of State Health Services COVID-19 Vaccine Resource

Date: April 2, 2021 Attention: All Providers 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 would like to inform network providers of a new COVID resource available, the “Texas Public Health Scheduler”, to help people sign up for the COVID-19 [...]

Provider Alert! Reminder – Approved in-office lab list

Date: March 18, 2021 Attention: All Providers Call to action: Texas Children’s Health Plan (TCHP) utilizes Quest Diagnostics as our exclusive reference lab provider. This alert is to serve as a reminder of the specific labs on our pre-approved list that may be run in a network provider’s office. How this impacts providers: Providers may perform specific lab tests in their office and receive reimbursement from TCHP. All other lab tests must be referred to Quest Diagnostics or State of Texas Laboratories. [...]

Provider Alert! Addition of Bamlanivimab/Etesevimab as a Texas Medicaid Benefit and for FDA Emergency Use Authorization

Date: March 18, 2021 Attention: All Providers Effective Date: February 9, 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 would like to inform network providers that Texas Medicaid has added Bamlanivimab/Etesevimab for treatment of mild-to-moderate COVID-19. This is the third [...]

Provider Alert! Talking with Patient’s about the COVID -19 Vaccination

Date: February 19, 2021 Attention: All Providers 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) strongly encourages network providers to engage in conversation with our members on the importance of receiving the COVID-19 vaccination. Here are some suggestions from [...]

Provider Alert! COVID-19 Disaster Declaration – ALERT #5 – Prior Authorization Adjustments

Attention: All Providers Effective Date: March 25, 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. The content in this message is extended until April 30, 2021 except for 90-day authorizations which ended December 31, 2020 as announced by the Health and Human Services Commission. After [...]

Provider Alerts! CHIP co-pays waived for office visits in response to COVID-19

Attention: All Providers Effective Date: March 25, 2021 The content in this message will remain in effect through April 30, 2021 as announced by the Health and Human Services Commission. TCHP COVID-19 Utilization Management Procedure and provider alerts can be found here: http://www.thecheckup.org/provider-alerts/ 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 [...]

Provider Alert! Provider enrollment re-validation due dates extended in response to COVID-19

Date: February 22, 2021 Attention: All Providers Effective Date: March 25, 2021 The content in this message will remain in effect through April 30, 2021 as announced by the Health and Human Services Commission (HHSC). TCHP COVID-19 Utilization Management Procedure and provider alerts can be found here: http://www.thecheckup.org/provider-alerts/ 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 [...]