New Changes to Polymerase Chain Reaction (PCR) Testing
Effective March 6th, 2018
Prior Authorization's are now required!

We understand that the desire for all is to accurately treat and test patients' that are experiencing discomfort of the common cold or GI issues. The practice of PCR testing for certain CPT codes is not a recommended evaluation tool for outpatient visits. Pre-Authorizations for any PCR testing outside of Group A Streptococcal Throat and Influenza A/B will be necessary.
Help Stop the Spread of the Zika Virus!
It is officially mosquito season throughout our service regions. Patients on STAR Medicaid and CHIP are eligible to receive mosquito repellent through the remaining of the year. The benefit will follow the same claims submission process as previously implemented in 2017. Learn more about how HHSC is helping in the flight by clicking on the button below.
Register to Earn 1.0 AMA RPA Credit Now!
Texas Health Steps
Identifying and Treating Children with Asthma Course
Texas rankings are among the highest from most regions and demographic groups for children diagnosed with Asthma. Obtain new tools for diagnosing children and receive communication techniques that can help educate parents about helping their child with Asthma live a healthy life.
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Provider Services:
Hidalgo Service Area 1-855-425-3247 
Nueces Service Area 1-877-324-3627 

Prescribers & Pharmacies:
Phone: 1-866-333-2757   
Utilization Management:
Phone: 1-877-455-1053
Fax: 1-866-741-5650

Support Services:
Phone: 1-844-406-5437   
 Fax: 1-844-407-5437
Driscoll Health Plan is a non-profit, community-based health insurance plan offering health care coverage to the communities of South Texas. Our insurance products include STAR Medicaid, STAR Kids, CHIP and CHIP Perinatal .
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