HOUSTON, Oct. 15, 2015 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- Texas Children's Health Plan has been selected by the Texas Health and Human Services Commission as a health plan in the STAR Kids Program, a managed care program that provides health coverage to youth and children with special healthcare needs.
Beginning in the Fall of 2016, the STAR Kids program will be implemented to manage children with special healthcare needs. The program 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.
"Texas Children's Health Plan is very proud to be involved in the STAR Kids program and be able to provide children with special healthcare needs the care they deserve. The introduction of STAR Kids speaks to our commitment of providing excellent care to the members of our community," said Christopher Born, president of Texas Children's Health Plan.
Children age 20 or younger who receive Supplemental Security Income Medicaid, are enrolled in the Medically Dependent Children Program or receive services through 1915(c) waiver programs will receive a variety of services through the STAR Kids program. Children, youth and their families will have the choice of STAR Kids health plans and will have the option to pick one that best suits their needs.
Texas Children's Health Plan is currently the largest CHIP and Medicaid HMO in the Harris and Jefferson service areas and provides coverage in more than 20 counties in the Houston metropolitan area. By approving Texas Children's Health Plan to offer coverage in the HHSC Northeast Expansion Area, which includes 34 counties, 64,000 STAR Kids eligible members in the Northeast, Harris and Jefferson service areas will be able to choose Texas Children's Health Plan as their new health plan starting in the Fall of 2016.
About Texas Children's Health Plan
Texas Children's Health Plan was founded in 1996 by Texas Children's Hospital and is the nation's first health maintenance organization (HMO) created just for children. It offers a primary-care network, specialists and a large hospital network. Since 1996, families in Houston and surrounding areas have counted on Texas Children's Health Plan for affordable and dependable health coverage. For more information on Texas Children's Health Plan visit www.TexasChildrensHealthPlan.org.
Contact: Dee Dee Grays – 832-828-1549
SOURCE Texas Children's Health Plan