Debbie Little Smith Presents Changes to Take Effect September 1st

STAR+PLUS Medicaid Program to Expand Statewide

On May 29th and 30th Ability Connection Texas hosted a presentation by Debbie Little Smith of Texas HHSC to inform ACT clients, their families and caregivers about the STAR+PLUS program expansion. On September 1st of this year, the STAR+PLUS Medicaid managed care program will expand to the Medicaid rural service areas and become available statewide. With this expansion, most people covered by Medicaid who are elderly or who have a disability will get their basic medical services (doctor visits, hospital visits, prescriptions), long-term services and supports, and service coordination through a STAR+PLUS managed care health plan.

The following video of the presentation made on May 29th provides basic information about the STAR+PLUS program expansion so that viewers can prepare for the changes that will affect them.

Resources:

Click on the linked articles below to download and view important information about STAR+PLUS —

Changes for People with Intellectual and Developmental Disabilities Flowchart
STAR+PLUS Service Areas Map (effective March 1, 2012)
STAR+PLUSMedicaid Rural Service Area Map (MRSA) Regions(effective September 1, 2014)
Texas HHSC STAR+PLUS Video Introduction(Included in above video)
Texas HHSC STAR+PLUS Expansion Information