- NICHQ (National Incentive for Children’s Healthcare Quality) toolkits
- CHADD (Children and Adults with Attention-Deficit/Hyperactivity Disorder)
- National Resource Center on ADHD
- ADHD Information
Behavioral health resources
- American Academy of Child and Adolescent Psychiatry Guidelines
- National Institute of Mental Health—Child and Adolescent Mental Health
- Improving Cultural Competency in Children’s Health Care: Expanding Perspectives
- Depression and Bipolar Support Alliance of Greater Houston
- ARC of Greater Houston
- National Alliance on Mental Illness
- National Substance Abuse and Mental Health Services Administration
- Children at Risk (Houston)
Mental health illness, alcohol and other drug abuse
- National Institute of Mental Health
- NAMI: National Alliance on Mental Illness - Mental Health
- Alanon and Alateen Family Group Headquarters Inc.
- 100 Day Health Tracker
- ADHD Stoplight Tool
- At Risk Drinking Self Management Tool
- Cellulitis Stoplight Tool
- Diabetes Stoplight Tool
- Depression Self-Management Plan
- Migraine Stoplight Tool
- My Health Self-Management Tool
- My Mood Self-Management Plan
- My Weekly Log
- Seizures Stoplight Tool
- Sickle Cell Stoplight Tool
Electronic Visit Verification (EVV)
View EVV Updates on the FAQ
Texas Health and Human Services is committed to sharing pertinent Hurricane Harvey information with you with this list of frequently asked questions (PDF). This document will provide tools and resources needed to ensure the provision of services and supports to needy residents in Texas in the aftermath of this natural disaster. We recently added new frequently asked questions for electronic visit verification.
HHS also has two webpages dedicated to Hurricane Harvey to help our members, providers and stakeholders stay informed.
Use EVV Reason Code 130 if Affected by Hurricane Harvey
Providers that are unable to call in and/or call out because of Hurricane Harvey will need to complete visit maintenance for those visits using Reason Code 130; Disaster or Emergency to document service delivery in the EVV system.
Reason Code 130 is used when an attendant or assigned staff is unable to provide all or part of the scheduled services due to a disaster (e.g., flood, tornado, ice storm, fire, etc.) or other emergency (e.g., EMS must be called). Reason Code 130 is a preferred reason code.
Free text is required in the comment field; the provider must document the nature of the disaster or emergency and the actual time service delivery begins and/or ends in the comment field. For example: Hurricane Harvey. Time In: 8:30 am - Time Out: 11:30 am.
Please contact your EVV vendor if you have EVV system issues.
Email questions to firstname.lastname@example.org or contact your MCO.
- HHSC Vendor Selection Form
- Small Alternative Device (SAD) Order Form
- Provider Compliance Plan
- Approved Telephone Service
- Data Elements
- EVV questions and concerns please contact provider relations:
- Revised Reason Codes Effective December 1, 2016
Provider agencies required to use an HHSC approved Electronic Vistit Verificaton system must begin using the revised and new reason codes on Dec. 1, 2016. Failure to use the revised and new reason codes may result in claim denial, recoupment or contract action.
- Addition to reason code 305 with an effective date of July 1st: If the EVV system is missing the start or end time of the visit, the provider must document the missing time in the free text field. The alert for RC 305 and the new reason code spreadsheet with the effective date 07/01/2017 has been posted to the HHS EVV website.
Speech Therapy Toolkit
- Speech Therapy Documentation for Referral Coordinators / Office Staff
- Speech Therapy Documentation for Physicians
- Discover Reading Activities for Families (English | Spanish)
- Help Your Child Learn to Communicate
- Help Your Child Learn to Talk
- Activities to Encourage Speech and Language Development
- Motor Delays: Early Identification and Evaluation
- Speech Sound Development Chart
- Early Childhood Intervention (ECI) Physician Referral Form
- The Value of ECI
- Physcians Checklist for Stuttering
- Evaluation and Management of Language and Speech Disorders
Physical / Occupational Therapy Toolkit
- Physical / Occupational Therapy Documentation for Referral Coordinators / Office Staff
- Physical / Occupational Therapy Documentation for Physicians
- Texas Medicaid & Healthcare Partnership
- Texas Health and Human Services
- Texas Medicaid/CHIP Vendor Drug Program
- Texas Health Steps Provider Information
Member Rights and Responsibilities
Clinical and Administrative Advisory Committee
The Clinical and Administrative Advisory Committees will provide recommendations and assistance to Texas Children’s in the following areas:
- Development, review and revision of clinical practice guidelines;
- Review of general clinical practice patterns and assessment of Provider compliance with clinical guidelines;
- Development of Quality Improvement strategies and studies in coordination with Texas Children’s, HHSC, and the EQRO;
- Strategies and recommendations for improving Health Plan administrative procedures;
- Recommendations on how to improve care based on Member feedback and their personal experiences serving our Members; and
- Opportunities for connecting network Providers and MCO clinical experts for purposes of peer support and sharing best practices.