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Additional resources: For information about services for children with delays or disabilities who are 0-3 years old, please see our Early Childhood Intervention Resource Page.
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MDCP Medicaid Fair Hearing Guide
Use this guide to prepare for a Medically Dependent Children Program (MDCP) Medicaid Fair Hearing. The guide includes how to develop your argument, what to put in a fair hearing packet, and how to make your child’s case during the hearing. Continue reading MDCP Medicaid Fair Hearing Guide
MDCP Medicaid Fair Hearing Checklist
If you’re a parent or an advocate of a child who is enrolled in the Medically Dependent Children Program (MDCP), you can use this checklist to prepare for a Medicaid Fair Hearing. Continue reading MDCP Medicaid Fair Hearing Checklist
COVID-19 Vaccine Resources
Disability Rights Texas provides answers to frequently asked questions for people with disabiliites in Texas about the covid-19 vaccine: who can get it, where to get it, and more. Continue reading COVID-19 Vaccine Resources
Links to Information for Keeping Updated on Texas Medicaid Changes Due to COVID
As COVID-19 continues to impact services in Texas, the resources featured in this handout can help you stay up-to-date with the Texas Medicaid waiver programs. Continue reading Links to Information for Keeping Updated on Texas Medicaid Changes Due to COVID
Having Problems with Texas Medicaid or Your Medicaid Services?
Persons covered by Texas Medicaid have a right to receive certain medically necessary healthcare services. If you are having problems with Texas Medicaid or your Medicaid Services, we can help. Continue reading Having Problems with Texas Medicaid or Your Medicaid Services?
Texas Medicaid Changes Because of COVID-19
Numerous changes to the Texas Medicaid program have been implemented in response to COVID-19. Many of these changes are temporary and may evolve as this public health crisis continues. Learn about how programs and services have been affected. Continue reading Texas Medicaid Changes Because of COVID-19
Nursing Facilities and COVID-19
Because of the COVID-19 pandemic, the State of Texas has temporarily modified some of the rights of nursing facility residents. This Q&A guide discusses many of the changes, including the care and treatment of residents. Continue reading Nursing Facilities and COVID-19
Dealing with Denials or Reductions of Children’s Medicaid Services
Frequently asked questions on what you can do when you receive a denial of services or reduction in services on Children’s Medicaid. Continue reading Dealing with Denials or Reductions of Children’s Medicaid Services
HEB Providing “Talking” Prescriptions: Collaboration between HEB, ACB Texas, and DRTx
HEB announced that it provides ScripTalk talking prescription labels for prescription medications through nine of its Austin and San Antonio area retail pharmacies. The ScripTalk labels provide a safe, confidential, and convenient way to access information on prescription labels for individuals who cannot read standard print. Continue reading HEB Providing “Talking” Prescriptions: Collaboration between HEB, ACB Texas, and DRTx
COVID-19 Disability Hospital Form
If you need to go to the hospital for COVID-19 related symptoms, this form can help physicians provide you with proper medical treatment. The form can be completed online and printed out, or you can print it out and write in your answers. Continue reading COVID-19 Disability Hospital Form
Texas Medicaid Waiver Comparison Chart
This easy-to-use chart shows what services are provided by the various Texas Medicaid waiver programs, which includes STAR+PLUS, CLASS, HCS, DBMD, TxHML, and MDCP. Continue reading Texas Medicaid Waiver Comparison Chart
What to Expect in a Medicaid Fair Hearing – Parent Training
This presentation covers the basics of a Medicaid Fair Hearing, including rules, timelines, testimony, and more. Continue reading What to Expect in a Medicaid Fair Hearing – Parent Training
COVID-19 Changes for Texas Medicaid Waivers
This video covers changes to Texas Medicaid waivers and CHIP that are a result of COVID-19. The video addresses Medicaid eligibility, plan extensions, visits with service coordinators, and more. Continue reading COVID-19 Changes for Texas Medicaid Waivers
Medicaid Fair Hearing Explainer Video
Have your Medicaid services or programs been cut or new requests denied? If so, you need to know about Medicaid Fair Hearings, a process that lets you fight against cuts or denials of the services that you need. Continue reading Medicaid Fair Hearing Explainer Video
Your Rights When Receiving Health Care (ASL version)
This video covers what you need to know about the rights of people with disabilities when accessing healthcare. Continue reading Your Rights When Receiving Health Care (ASL version)
Your Rights When Receiving Healthcare
This video covers what you need to know about the rights of people with disabilities when accessing healthcare. Continue reading Your Rights When Receiving Healthcare
Medicaid Fair Hearings Overview
In this video, you’ll learn what to expect – and what your rights are – when you’re in a Medicaid Fair Hearing. Continue reading Medicaid Fair Hearings Overview
Webinar: Preparing for a Medicaid Fair Hearing
In this recorded webinar, you’ll learn how to prepare for a Medicaid Fair Hearing. Continue reading Webinar: Preparing for a Medicaid Fair Hearing