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September 1 marks latest expansion of Medicaid managed care

An additional 134,000 people who are elderly or have disabilities are now getting their Medicaid services through STAR+PLUS managed care.  The switch came September 1 as HHSC continued its expansion of managed care by taking STAR+PLUS statewide, moving the program into the rural areas of the state.

The expansion included transition of acute-care services to STAR+PLUS for people with intellectual and developmental disabilities who either live in an intermediate care facility or who get their long-term services through one of four waiver programs administered by the Department of Aging and Disability Services.