COVID-19 News and Updates

Texas Psychological Association has started an initiative called “TPA Pro Bono Project: COVID-19.” The initiative provides up to two hours of free mental health services for qualifying Texans. -


Reimbursement Rates Effective January 1, 2020

Provider Facing COVID-19 Vaccine Key Messages


Off Cycle MCO Notices

Medicaid COVID flexibilities have been extended through March 31st, 2021

Optional COVID-19 CHIP Provider Co-payment Attestation Form (NEW)

Optional COVID-19 CHIP Provider Co-payment Attestation Form

COVID THSteps and Telemedicine Frequently Asked Questions Guidance (Updated)

COVID-19 Related Provider Flexibilities extended through October 23, 2020

Aetna Better Health of Texas Optional COVID-19 CHIP Provider Co-payment Attestation Form

Office of Inspector General (OIG) COVID-19 Notice regarding Audits, Inspections and Investigations – April 2020

Information on the Coronavirus Aid, Relief, and Economic Security Act

Small Business Guidance for Pediatric Practices

Temporary Change in HCS and TxHmL Policy for Service Providers of Respite and CFC PAS/HAB

Temporary 90-day Extension of Prior Authorizations and Service Authorizations (Updated)

HHSC - COVID-19 Provider Page

Centers for Disease Control and Prevention

Department of State Health Service for Texas

Provider Guidance for Tele-services—Aetna Better Health of Texas

Claims for Telephone (Audio Only) Medical Services

Claims for Telephone (Audio Only) Behavioral Health Services

FQHC Reimbursement for Telemedicine (Physician Delivered) and Telehealth (Non-Physician-Delivered) Services

(note that this is not an exhaustive list; also note that this listing does not constitute any formal endorsement)

CDC Clinician Outreach and Communication Activity (COCA) Call – COVID-19 Update

Clinical Management of Critically Ill Adults with Coronavirus Disease 2019

Thursday, April 2, 2020 1-2:30PM CST

For more information on this specific COCA Call:

For a listing of all past and upcoming COCA Calls:


American Academy of Family Physicians COVID-19 Virtual Town Hall

Wednesday, April 1, 2020 7PM CST

For more information:

(note there is information on past webinars and virtual town halls related to COVID-19 as well)


American College of Physicians Physician’s Guide + Resources for COVID-19

Online module (go at your own pace)

For more information:


Rubicon MD-CME-COVID-19

CME-accredited COVID-19 webinar on March 18th with Dr. Celine Gounder, MD, ScM, FIDSA