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

Featured Resources

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

Handouts

COVID-19 Vaccine Resources in Plain Language

Various plain language resources are available to help you learn more about the COVID-19 vaccine. Continue reading COVID-19 Vaccine Resources in Plain Language

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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

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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

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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?

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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

Read more about 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

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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

Read more about 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

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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

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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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Publications

Videos

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

Watch 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

Watch 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)

Watch 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

Watch 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

Watch 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

Watch Webinar: Preparing for a Medicaid Fair Hearing.