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Parkland Community Health Plan to waive cost-sharing for COVID-19 treatment

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PCHP among 55 Safety Net Health Plans to ease authorization, refill limits

DALLAS - eTradeWire -- Today, Parkland Community Health Plan, Inc. joined 54 other Safety Net Health Plans in a statement expressing support and promoting access to treatment for COVID-19 across their Medicaid, and Medicare D-SNP lines of business. The signatory plans share a commitment to improving the health and well-being of people with low incomes or significant health needs.

Parkland Community Health Plan, Inc. pledged to do the following:

·         Waive all deductibles, coinsurance, and copayment for diagnosis and medically-necessary acute treatment of COVID-19 consistent with CDC guidance to the extent allowed under federal and state law.

·         Waive prior authorization requirements for diagnostic tests and medically-necessary acute covered services, consistent with CDC guidance, related to COVID-19.

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·         Waive early medication refill limits on prescriptions.

·         Protect health care providers and patients by supporting efforts to move provider visits to a telehealth setting to the maximum extent allowable by medical guidelines and state and federal regulations.

All health plans serving enrollees in Medicaid, Medicare and the Marketplaces are required to cover coronavirus testing for all enrollees without copayments, deductibles and other cost-sharing as well as cover treatment for COVID-19 related illnesses.

For more information, visit https://dshs.texas.gov/coronavirus/

About Parkland Community Health Plan, Inc.

Parkland Community Health Plan (PCHP) was started in 1999 by Parkland Health & Hospital System and offers STAR and CHIP services for children, teens, pregnant women and adults. PCHP is proud to be locally owned and locally operated.

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These health insurance programs cover doctor visits, regular checkups, immunizations, lab and x-rays tests, hearing and vision tests, hospitalization, surgery, emergency services, urgent care services, home health care, DME/medical equipment, and more.

PCHP have more than 3,000 doctors and more than 25 hospitals in our network to give you health care if you qualify for Medicaid or CHIP. The hospitals in our network include Parkland and Children's Medical Center, and many others. The doctors include pediatricians, specialists, and main doctors who can provide routine checkups and immunizations. https://www.parklandhmo.com/

Media Contact
Justin Skerbetz, Chief Marketing/Comm. Officer
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888.672.2277


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