Texas Children’s Health Plan Selected for STAR Kids Program

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HOUSTON–(BUSINESS WIRE)–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.

Contacts

Texas Children’s Health Plan
Dee Dee Grays, 832-828-1549