Updates and Education Archive

  • LTSS Billing Guidelines - Updated 6/13/2016

  • Important information for LTSS Providers billing with diagnosis code 799.9

  • Notice of Change to Authorization Requirements effective 7/1/2015....Learn more.

  • Read the HHSC Provider Beneficiary Rights Letter - 05/05/2015

  • Update 05/18/15 - Read about the Requirements for Delivery of Community First Choice Program Services

  • IMPORTANT NOTICE: Flu Season is Upon Us! Read more.

  • LTSS Billing Guidelines - replaced 12/10/15

  • UPDATE 02/27/15 - Delayed Implementation for EVV: The HHSC is delaying implementation of EVV.   Learn more.

  • Read About Use of Electronic Visit Verification for Department of Aging and Disability Services Providers Transitioning to Managed Care

  • UPDATE on Delay of Statewide Implementation of the Health and Human Services Commission Electronic Visit Verification (EVV) Initiative -  Learn more  / EVV Vendor Selection Form

  • The Provider Selection of an EVV Vendor Deadline is: February 10, 2015. Read More 

  • Center for Disease Control (CDC) information on Ebola: Read more

  • LTSS Billing Guidelines

  • HEDIS 2014 Provider Notification Letterclick here for important information on medical record review date changes.

  • Cigna-HealthSpring to Expand Texas STAR+PLUS to include Northeast Medicaid Rural Service Area for Service Beginning September 1, 2014. Learn more here.

  • LabCorp is now available to Cigna-HealthSpring STAR+PLUS Members effective 7/1/13. 
    We are pleased to announce the valuable addition of LabCorp of America to Cigna-HealthSpring to provide a broad range of Laboratory services to our STAR+PLUS Members.  Please note, the same procedures and authorization guidelines apply as other laboratory services.
     
  • NEW! 2014 Authorization by Specialty Provider Training.  Click here to begin!

  • NEW! Mark your calendars for the Cigna-HealthSpring ICD-10 FREE Webinar on April 22, 2014 at 1 pm EST/12 noon CST.  If you feel uncertain about or unprepared for the switch to ICD-10 and want to know how Cigna-HealthSpring is preparing for the change, please join us!  Click here for more information.

  • NOTICE: Click here to learn more about the PAS Rate Enhancement Level Increase. Updated 9/01/2014
     
     
  • Provider ACA Rate Increase Notice - click here for important information regarding the increase of primary care rates.
     
     
  • UPDATE to Statewide Implementation of the Health and Human Services Commission Electronic Visit Verification Initiative - Learn more. 
     
     
  • NOTICE: Click here to learn more about the PAS Rate Enhancement Level Increase. Updated 9/01/2014
     
     
  • NEW Provider Trainings for Hidalgo SDA and Tarrant SDA are available! Join us for updates coming September 1st to STAR+PLUS.

  • UPDATE to Statewide Implementation of the Health and Human Services Commission Electronic Visit Verification Initiative -  Learn more

  • NOTICE: Click here to learn more about the PAS Rate Enhancement Level Increase. - March 1, 2014

  • Rate Enhancement Level Increase

  • STAR+PLUS Provider Meet-and-Greet for Northeast Expansion area- December 2013

  • Flu Season is Upon Us! Read more.