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UnitedHealthcare working to complete Texas direct payment program implementation by June 1, 2022

Texas Health and Human Services Commission (HHSC) announced 4 new directed payment programs with a program effective date of Sept. 1, 2021.

Texas: Changes to CHIP copayments for Mental Health and Substance Use Disorder Services

Effective July 1, 2022, Texas Health and Human Services is prohibiting copayments for Children’s Health Insurance Program Mental Health and Substance Use Disorder Services.

Florida: Complete the Obstetrical Risk Assessment Form to earn an incentive

Earn an incentive when you submit an Obstetrical Risk Assessment Form (OBRAF) for UnitedHealthcare Community Plan patients.

Louisiana Medicaid: Updated urine drug testing policy from the Louisiana Department of Health

Effective June 16, 2022, universal drug testing/screening in a primary care setting will no longer be covered. Drug testing without signs or symptoms of substance use, or without current controlled substance treatment, will not be covered. Please be aware of this policy change when treating UnitedHealthcare Community Plan members and filing claims.

Michigan Medicaid: What you need to know about caring for members with hepatitis C

The Michigan Department of Health and Human Services (MDHHS) launched the We Treat Hep C Initiative to help eliminate the hepatitis C virus (HCV) in Michigan. The We Treat Hep C initiative has removed barriers to care and offers support to health care professionals testing and treating UnitedHealthcare Community Plan members for hepatitis C.