URGENT—Hurricane Harvey

Due to the effects of Hurricane Harvey, if your facility or practice is experiencing a closure or a disruption in services or hours, please contact your FirstCare Provider Relations representative so we can redirect members in need of care.

Providers

Why work with FirstCare?

Like you, we are deeply committed to doing the right thing for the health of our communities. FirstCare is Texas-based and provider-owned, so we know what it means to deliver quality care, right here. We want doctors to be in charge of patient care. We’ll do everything we can to help you achieve better patient outcomes.
 
Partnering with FirstCare can connect you with more than 4,600 contracted facilities, including 199 hospitals, and more than 16,400 primary care and specialty providers. Our strong local ties can generate favorable new business — from commercial to government-employed patients — all at competitive, profitable rates. FirstCare has tremendous expertise in compliance, administration, and processing for STAR and CHIP programs. And we do it all with high ease of use, high reliability and low administrative hassle.

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Contact Your FirstCare Provider Relations Team

Our Provider Relations Team is here for you. If you have questions, please contact your provider relations representative:

Region Phone Email
Abilene 325.670.3882
325.670.3884
 
prabilene@firstcare.com
Amarillo 806.467.3200
 
prsupport@firstcare.com
Lubbock, Waco and
all other areas
806.784.4380 prlubbock@firstcare.com
       

Corporate Medical Advisory Committee (CMAC)

The Corporate Medical Advisory Committee (CMAC) develops, reviews and approves clinical programs and guidelines, studies, and other clinical activities related to the health care services provided to FirstCare members.

 



Provider News

Medicaid—Benefit Update for Early Childhood Intervention—Effective September 1, 2017

Thursday, September 7, 2017

Effective for dates of service on or after September 1, 2017, Early Childhood Intervention (ECI) Services Comprehensive Care Program (CCP) benefits will be updated for Texas Medicaid.

New Benefit Information
The Medicaid medical policy describes the scope of the ECI Medicaid benefit, which may differ from the Physical, Occupational, or Speech Therapy (PT/OT/ST) Medicaid benefit.
 

Medicaid—New Definition of Individual Speech Therapy Encounter—Effective September 1, 2017

Thursday, September 7, 2017


The Texas Health and Human Services Commission (HHSC) is changing the definition of an individual speech therapy encounter.


Effective September 1, 2017, the definition of an individual speech therapy encounter is as follows:


An encounter for speech therapy individual treatment is defined as face-to-face time with the patient and/or caregiver for a length of time compliant with nationally recognized professional speech-language pathology standards for a typical session.

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We're here to help.

Our Provider Relations Team is here for you. If you have questions, please email Provider_Relations@FirstCare.com, or contact your provider relations representative at the number below:
  • Abilene area—1.325.670.3882 or 1.325.670.3884
  • Amarillo area—1.806.467.3200
  • Lubbock, Waco & other areas—1.806.784.4380


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