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CHIP Copayments Waived Through October 31, 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 an article titled “CHIP Copayments Waived Through September 30, 2021,” which was published on this website on August 26, 2021.

As part of the continued response to COVID-19 (coronavirus), the Texas Health and Human Services Commission (HHSC) will waive Children’s Health Insurance Program (CHIP) co-payments through October 31, 2021, unless the public health emergency ends sooner. HHSC will provide more information if there are changes. The waiver applies to medical office visit co-payments only.

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