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Texas Medicaid and CHIP


Managed care initiatives

Learn about the new managed care expansion.

Enroll as a Medicaid provider, submit fee-for-service claims, and more at Texas Medicaid and Healthcare Partnership.

Texas Medicaid/CHIP Vendor Drug Program

The Texas Medicaid/CHIP Vendor Drug Program (VDP) provides services for over 4,000 Texas pharmacies.

Medicaid and the Children’s Health Insurance Program (CHIP) provide medical coverage for more than 4 million low-income Texans.

The programs cover half of all children in the state and help provide care for two-thirds of people in nursing homes. In Texas, all CHIP services and most Medicaid services are delivered through managed care health plans under contract with the state.


Managed Care Expansion

Visit the Medicaid Managed Care Initiatives page for more information, including frequently asked questions, timelines and maps on Medicaid managed care expansion.

STAR+PLUS Health Plans

Need help? Here's a list of phone numbers and website addresses for each STAR+PLUS health plan.

TMHP Contract Changes, Services Continue

HHSC is making a change in the Texas Medicaid & Healthcare Partnership (TMHP) contract. The change affects the businesses working on the contract, but it does not affect the Medicaid and CHIP consumers and providers who rely on services provided by TMHP. Claims payments, prior authorizations, provider enrollment and other TMHP functions will continue as usual without disruption. All claims and other business sent to TMHP before this change will continue to be processed by TMHP staff, and payments and decisions will remain on the same schedule.