STAR+Kids Program - Medicaid Transition to Managed Care
Tarrant County families will choose between Aetna and Cook Children’s Health Plan as their managed care organization.
STAR Kids is mandatory and will provide benefits such as prescription drugs, hospital care, primary and specialty care, preventive care, personal care services, private duty nursing, and durable medical equipment and supplies. Children and youth who get additional services through MDCP will receive their MDCP services through STAR Kids. (If a child receives services from CLASS, DBMD, HCS, TxHmL or YES, they will be provided the same way they are now.)
Starting this month, families will receive mail from the state. Below are links for additional information:
Overview of STAR Kids on Health and Human Services website: http://www.hhsc.state.tx.us/medicaid/managed-care/mmc/star-kids.shtml
Video: https://youtu.be/gSJ1UHEkPBY (2:30 minutes)
Introductory letter for families: http://www.hhsc.state.tx.us/medicaid/managed-care/mmc/star-kids-docs/STAR-Kids-intro-mandatory-letter.pdf
There are additional FAQs on the website: http://www.hhsc.state.tx.us/medicaid/managed-care/mmc/star-kids-cf-faq.shtml
Introductory letter for families: http://www.hhsc.state.tx.us/medicaid/managed-care/mmc/star-kids-docs/Carta-de-presentacion-obligatoria.pdf
If you have any questions, you can contact Catherine Carlton, IDD Council Communications co-chair, who is on the state’s STAR Kids Advisory Committee.
Additional information, including a handy STAR Kids downloadable toolkit can be found on the Texas Council on Developmental Disabilities website.