Our agency champions health care access for all individuals with disabilities. We believe that people with disabilities should have access to health care coverage and services that meet their unique needs and that all services should be readily available, affordable, accessible and accountable.

To achieve these goals, Disability Rights Texas’s efforts include individual casework, training programs and advocacy for public policies that support access to quality health care and services for individuals with disabilities.

These resources are provided for informational purposes only and are not a substitute for the advice of an attorney.

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Having Problems with Texas Medicaid or Your Medicaid Services?

Disability Rights Texas can help! Persons covered by Texas Medicaid have a right to receive certain medically necessary healthcare services. If Texas Medicaid or the Medicaid Managed Care Health Plan reduces or denies medically necessary healthcare services, they must issue a notice and provide an opportunity to appeal. If you need help with a Medicaid… Continue reading Having Problems with Texas Medicaid or Your Medicaid Services?

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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

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COVID-19 Disability Hospital Form

Date Created: May 21, 2020 Publication Code: HC12 Please answer the questions on this form to help physicians provide you with proper medical treatment in case you need to go to the hospital for COVID-19 related symptoms. Complete as many of the questions as possible. This form can be completed online and printed out, or… Continue reading COVID-19 Disability Hospital Form

Texas Medicaid Changes Because of COVID 19

Since mid-March, numerous changes to the Texas Medicaid program have been implemented in response to the COVID-19 emergency. Many of these changes are temporary and may evolve as this public health crisis continues. The information below is accurate as of the time it was written, but may change on short notice. Contact Disability Rights Texas… Continue reading Texas Medicaid Changes Because of COVID 19

Nursing Homes and COVID 19

This Q&A guide discusses the many changes that impact nursing facility residents and their care and treatment during the COVID-19 outbreak. Because of the COVID-19 pandemic, the State of Texas has temporarily modified some of the rights of nursing facility (NF) residents. Please be aware that these changes are being updated daily as the COVID-19… Continue reading Nursing Homes and COVID 19

What to Expect in a Medicaid Fair Hearing – Parent Training

The basics on Medicaid Fair Hearings including rules, timelines, giving testimony, questioning those giving testimony, what to do while waiting for a decision, what to do if you lose, and more…. Continue reading What to Expect in a Medicaid Fair Hearing – Parent Training

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