Texas Medicaid & Waiver Resources

In Texas, understanding Medicaid and its associated Waiver Programs can be difficult.  We’ve included some links below that might be helpful if you’re trying to find resources to help in your decision making process as it relates to the Medicaid system in Texas.

Community Now – Site advocating for those with special needs which includes a good summary of Texas Waiver Programs.

Texas Medicaid Waivers – All things related to waiver programs in Texas.

The following links will take you to the Texas Medicaid & Healthcare Partnership (TMHP) website where you can find information regarding Texas Medicaid programs and the new Medicaid Managed Care system implemented Novemeber 1, 2016.

Texas Healthcare Medicaid Partnership – This is the website for the contractor that administers Texas’ Medicaid program.  TMHP is who answers the phone if you call Texas Medicaid.  They determine if services are covered and at what rate they will be reimbursed.  Start here for general questions about Medicaid.

Medicaid Managed Care – Health and Human Services (HHS) contracts with managed care organizations (MCOs) that are licensed by the Texas Department of Insurance (TDI). Medicaid Managed Care includes 5 programs through which clients receive benefits. These plans include: STAR, STAR+PLUS, STAR Health, STAR Kids, and Children’s Medicaid Dental Services.

STAR Kids – Many of URS Medical’s patients receive benefits through STAR Kids. STAR Kids provides benefits to children and adults 20 and younger who have disabilites. The following link will take you to the requirements one needs to meet in order to recieve coverage according to Texas Health and Human Services.

Disability Rights Texas – Disability Rights Texas is the federally designated legal protection and advocacy agency (P&A) for people with disabilities in Texas.

Southern Disability Law Center – The Southern Disability Law Center (SDLC) is a non-profit corporation founded to protect and advance the legal rights of people with disabilities throughout the South.