Texas Star Health Program Helps Locals Understand Healthcare Changes
Medicaid services are changing for Medicaid 1915(c) waiver recipients effective July 1, 2012.
STAR Program staff will:
Help you understand more about RSA STAR
Help you choose a health plan
Help you choose a primary care provider
Help you change your plan if needed
Help you learn more about Children’s Medicaid Dental Services (if appropriate)
If you are a Medicaid recipient on the 1915(c) waiver program or are the parent/caregiver/guardian for a Medicaid 1915(c) waiver recipient, please be aware of the following changes to the way medical services will be delivered starting July 1, 2012.
Medical services change: Medicaid medical services will be delivered to these recipients through the Rural Service Area STAR Program, a Medicaid managed care program covering 164 rural Texas counties, including Tom Green and surrounding counties. The STAR Program offers three medical plans to help you get services. You must choose and enroll with one of these plans or one will be chosen for you. You will also need to choose a primary care provider or main doctor, who will provide most of your health care. These changes will take effect July 1, 2012 but the last day for you to choose your plan and get your choices entered into the system is June 15, 2012. The three health plans have been invited to attend and answer questions you may have of them.
Dental services changes took effect March 1. 2012: People age 20 and younger will get Medicaid dental services through a dental managed care program and a main dentist.
To learn more about these changes, please join us for a presentation where these changes will be explained, questions can be answered, and personal help with enrollments will be provided:
Medicaid RSA STAR Enrollment Presentation:
10:30 AM, Friday, June 8, 2012
MHMR, IDD Services Office
1501 W Beauregard
San Angelo, TX 76901
If possible, bring the packet we mailed you about picking your STAR medical plan and Your Texas Benefits Medicaid ID card.
Questions? Call 1-800-964-2777 (toll-free).