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Texas Medicaid and CHIP

Overview

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.

News

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.

HHSC’s Medical Transportation Program will host three public forums in San Antonio to answer questions about the transition:

  • May 12: 10 a.m. – noon, Department of Family and Protective Services, 3635 SE Military Dr. Room 3D66
  • May 21: 10 a.m. – noon, Health and Human Services Commission, 11307 Roszell, Room 2001
  • May 26: 10 a.m. – noon, Health and Human Services Commission, 11307 Roszell, Room 2001

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.