Texas Medicaid and CHIP
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.
Learn more about STAR+PLUS managed care expansion.
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.
Apply for Medicaid, CHIP, SNAP food benefits and TANF cash help, renew benefits and update your case.
The Texas Medicaid/CHIP Vendor Drug Program (VDP) provides services for over 4,000 Texas pharmacies.
HHSC Accepting Nominations for the Medical Care Advisory Committee
The Medical Care Advisory Committee (MCAC) is accepting applications and seeking nominations for membership. MCAC advises the State Medicaid Director on healthcare policies. For more information and to apply please visit their website. Application deadline is February 18, 2016.
HHSC Accepting Nominations for the Hospital Payment Advisory Committee
The Hospital Payment Advisory Committee (HPAC) has extended their solicitation for membership application deadline to February 18, 2016. For more information please visit their website.
San Antonio Transportation Services Moving to New Provider
Effective June 1, LogistiCare Solutions will begin providing nonemergency transportation services for Medicaid members in Bexar and 10 surrounding counties: Atascosa, Bandera, Comal, Frio, Guadalupe, Karnes, Kendall, Kerr, Medina and Wilson.
Medicaid members who live in those counties will not have to change the way they set up rides or other transportation services. They should continue to call 877-633-8747. Individual Transportation Providers enrolled in the mileage reimbursement program with the current provider, LeFleur, do not need to enroll again, but they will be required to keep documentation updated with the new provider, LogistiCare.
For more information, call 1-855-435-7182.
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.