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HOUSTON (Feb. 2, 2022) — Texas Children’s Health Plan, the nation's first health maintenance organization (HMO) created just for children, today announced the appointment of Dr. Karen Hill as its new Senior Vice President (SVP) and Chief Medical Officer (CMO) effective immediately.
Becomes the top-rated health maintenance organization in patient experience in Texas
We are pleased to announce that effective March 1, 2021, Digital Breast Tomosynthesis (DBT) will be a covered service of Texas Children’s Health Plan.
AUSTIN – The Texas Health and Human Services Commission announced today the launch of an enhanced postpartum care services package for eligible women enrolled in Healthy Texas Women, called HTW Plus. Beginning September 1, approximately 90,000 Healthy Texas Women clients will automatically receive this new postpartum care coverage for up to 12 months.
Houston – (10/27/2017) – Texas Children’s Health Plan (TCHP) today announced 932 members will receive letters notifying them of an incident involving their information.
Lisa Hollier, MD, MPH, Chief Medical Officer for Obstetrics and Gynecology for Texas Children’s Health Plan and Medical Director for The Centers for Children and Women, has been selected President-elect of the American College of Obstetrics and Gynecologists to serve the May 2017-May 2018 term.
Texas Medicaid now covers certain mosquito repellent products as a Medicaid benefit for the prevention of Zika virus. Zika can cause severe birth defects in unborn children whose mothers are infected while pregnant. Because there is not a vaccine to prevent the disease or medicine to treat it, it is important for women to use repellent to protect themselves and unborn babies.
AUSTIN – Eligible Texas women on Medicaid can go straight to their pharmacist to pick up mosquito repellent, Health and Human Services Executive Commissioner Charles Smith announced today. Texas Medicaid has issued a standing order for mosquito repellent prescriptions for women who are between the ages of 10 and 45 or pregnant.
HOUSTON (Monday, February 28, 2016) – The Texas Children’s Health Plan (TCHP) Family Section will once again offer discounted pricing for families attending Houston Dynamo matches at BBVA Compass Stadium in 2016, the club and TCHP announced today.
Houston – Dr. Heidi Schwarzwald, Chief Medical Director of Pediatrics at Texas Children’s Health Plan, has been appointed to the Board of Directors of Ronald McDonald House Charities® (RMHC) of Greater Houston/Galveston. RMHC® is focused on finding and supporting programs that directly improve the health and well-being of children in the Greater Houston/Galveston community.