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

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Changes to Texas Medicaid that Affect Beneficiaries Under 21

Changes to the Texas Medicaid program that affect beneficiaries under the age of 21.

Download PDF: Changes to Texas Medicaid that Affect Beneficiaries Under 21 (350KB)

Dealing with Denials or Reductions of Children’s Medicaid Services

Frequently asked questions on what you can do when you receive a denial of a services or reduction in services on Children's Medicaid.

Download PDF: Dealing with Denials or Reductions of Children’s Medicaid Services (303KB)

HEB Providing “Talking” Prescriptions: Collaboration between HEB, ACB Texas, and DRTx

(February 23, 2017) HEB announced that it now provides ScripTalk talking prescription labels for prescription medications through nine of its Austin and San Antonio area retail pharmacies.Today’s announcement is the result of collaboration between HEB, American Council of the Blind of Texas, and Disability Rights Texas (DRTx). HEB will continue to work with Disability Rights Texas and American Council of the Blind of Texas on expanding this service.

Download PDF: HEB Providing “Talking” Prescriptions: Collaboration between HEB, ACB Texas, and DRTx (157KB)

Medicaid Fair Hearing Checklist

Download PDF: Medicaid Fair Hearing Checklist (46KB)

Medicaid Fair Hearing Guide

Download PDF: Medicaid Fair Hearing Guide (442KB)

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.

Download PDF: What to Expect in a Medicaid Fair Hearing - Parent Training (404KB)

Helpful Links

Children with Special Health Care Needs Program

The Children with Special Health Care Needs (CSHCN) program provides services to children with extraordinary medical needs, disabilities, and chronic health conditions. The program pays for medical care, family support services, and related services not covered by Medicaid, CHIP, private insurance, or another party.

Children with Special Health Care Needs Program

Filing a Complaint with the Texas Health and Human Services Commission

The Office of the Ombudsman at the Texas Health and Human Services Commission (HHSC) serves as a central point of assistance in identifying appropriate programs or departments for problems and complaints. The Ombudsman assists the public when the agency's normal complaint process cannot or does not satisfactorily resolve the issue.

HHSC Ombudsman

Health Care Coverage for Americans with Disabilities

Healthcare.gov explains your heath care coverage options if you have a disability.

Health Care Coverage Options for Americans with Disabilities

Health Reform Source

Kaiser Family Foundation site that includes updated information regarding the Federal Health Care Reform law and implementation.

Health Reform Source

Healthcare.gov

This is an official U.S. government website that provides ongoing news and information about the federal health care reform law. The site includes on-line tools to connect individuals to new information and resources that will help them access health care coverage. The site includes information regarding both public and private health coverage options and serves as a central database of health coverage options, facts and implementation information.

Healthcare.gov

Kaiser Family Foundation

The Kaiser Family Foundation is a non-profit, private foundation focusing on the major health care issues facing the U.S. The foundation’s web site provides access to reports, surveys, issue briefs, charts, slides and fact sheets containing in-depth analysis on timely and critical issues, including Health Care Reform, Medicare, and Medicaid.

Kaiser Family Foundation

Managed Care Health Care Programs in Texas

If you have questions or comments regarding any managed care program in Texas, send an email to: Managed_Care_Initiatives@hhsc.state.tx.us

Email questions or comments about Texas managed care programs

Medicaid Buy-In for Children

The Medicaid Buy-In for Children can help pay medical bills for children with disabilities. Families can “buy in” to Medicaid by making a monthly payment (premium).

Texas Health and Human Services Commission

Medicaid Personal Care Services Benefit

Medicaid Personal Care Services (PCS) Benefit is a Medicaid benefit for children that resulted from the Alberto N. Settlement. The PCS benefit provides assistance with activities of daily living (ADLs), instrumental activities of daily living (IADLs), and health-related functions to help children with physical, cognitive, or behavioral functional limitations.

Medicaid Personal Care Services Benefit

Medicaid Preferred Drug List Program

The current list of preferred drugs available to Medicaid recipients without prior authorization.

Medicaid Preferred Drug List Program

STAR Health for Children in Foster Care System

STAR Health is a statewide, comprehensive healthcare system that was designed to better coordinate and improve access to health care for children in DFPS conservatorship and young adults in DFPS paid placements. STAR Health provides a full-range of Medicaid covered medical and behavioral health services.

STAR Health

STAR Kids

STAR Kids is a new Texas Medicaid managed care program that began on November 1, 2016, and provides Medicaid benefits to children and adults 20 and younger who have disabilities. Participation in the STAR Kids program is required for those who are 20 or younger, covered by Medicaid, and meet certain criteria.

STAR Kids Texas Medicaid Managed Care Program

STAR+Plus Managed Care Program

STAR+PLUS is a Texas Medicaid managed care program for people who have disabilities or are age 65 or older. People in STAR+PLUS get Medicaid health-care and long-term services and support through a medical plan that they choose.

STAR+PLUS

Texas CHIP and Children’s Medicaid Program Website

Texas CHIP and Children’s Medicaid Program website

Texas CHIP and Children’s Medicaid Program Website

Texas Medicaid Program State Medicaid Overview

Texas Medicaid Program Information Page

Texas Medicaid Program State Medicaid Overview

Texas Office for Prevention of Developmental Disabilities

The Texas Office for Prevention of Developmental Disabilities (TOPDD) coordinates activities among state and private agencies that work to prevent developmental disabilities.

Texas Health and Humans Services Office for the Prevention of Developmental Disabilities

The Rights of People with HIV/AIDS

Explains the rights of persons with HIV/AIDS under the Americans with Disabilities Act (ADA), and the requirements of the ADA for employers, businesses and non-profit agencies that serve the public, and State and local governments to avoid discriminating against persons with HIV/AIDS regarding employment, access, housing, and healthcare.

Protecting the rights of people with HIV/AIDS
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