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CHIP Copayments Waived Through April 20, 2021 or Through April 30, 2021

Last updated on 3/26/2021

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Note: Texas Medicaid managed care organizations (MCOs) must provide all medically necessary, Medicaid-covered services to eligible clients. Administrative procedures such as prior authorization, pre-certification, referrals, and claims/encounter data filing may differ from traditional Medicaid (fee-for-service) and from MCO to MCO. Providers should contact the client's specific MCO for details.

This is an update to the article titled “CHIP Copayments Waived Through March 31, 2021,” which was posted on this website on February 23, 2021.

As part of its continued response to COVID-19 (coronavirus), the Texas Health and Human Services Commission will waive Children’s Health Insurance Plan (CHIP) co-payments through April 20, 2021, or through April 30, 2021 if the federal Public Health Emergency (PHE) is continued beyond April 20, 2021. The waiver applies to medical office visit co-payments only.

For more information, call the TMHP Contact Center at 800-925-9126.