Medically Dependent Children Program (MDCP)

What is MDCP?

The program provides services to support families caring for children and young adults age 20 and younger who are medically dependent and to encourage de-institutionalization of children and young adults who reside in nursing facilities. MDCP provides respite, flexible family support services, minor home modifications, adaptive aids, transition assistance services, employment assistance, supported employment and financial management services through a STAR Kids managed care organization.

Communications

Contact Program Staff

701 West 51st St.
Mail Code W-579
Austin, Texas 78751-2312

For questions about:

  • Provider or program policy, email MdcpPolicy@hhsc.state.tx.us
  • Resource Utilization Group (RUG) assessment form, call 512-438-5837
  • Medical necessity determinations and other RUG questions, call the TMHP Help Desk at 800-626-4117 or 800-727-5436
  • MDCP Interest list, call 877-438-5658
  • Texas Health Steps - Comprehensive Care Program, call 877-847-8377
  • Medicaid and Complaints, call the Office of Ombudsman at 866-566-8989
  • MDCP/DBMD Escalation Helpline, call 844-999-9543

Resources

Statutes & Rules

Communications

Information & Provider Letters

All letters are in PDF format.

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Number Title Date Published
IL 2020-24 Preparing for the Upcoming Fiscal year 2020 Fee-for-Service Claims Billing Closeout 6/12/2020
PL 2017-24 All Providers are Required to Redo Nurse Aide Registry (NAR) Searches Conducted from June 14, 2017, through August 3, 2017 9/7/2017
PL 2017-23 All Providers Are Required To Redo Employee Misconduct Registry (EMR) Searches Conducted From June 9, 2017, through July 27, 2017 8/7/2017
IL 2015-37 Preparing for the Upcoming Fiscal Year 2015 Fee-for-Service Claims Billing Closeout 6/24/2015
IL 2014-74 Contract and Fiscal Compliance Monitoring Updated Negative Billing Procedures
Note: Replaces IL 13-28
11/7/2014
IL 2014-35 Electronic Visit Verification Liquidated Damages 7/2/2014
IL 2014-34 Children and Young Adults Who Receiving Services in the Medically Dependent Children Program in the Medicaid Rural Service Areas will be Transferred Back to Fee-For-Service (REVISED) 7/1/2014
IL 2014-22 Preparing for the Upcoming Fiscal Year 2014 Claims Billing Closeout 6/3/2014
IL 2013-69 Respite Rates for 1915(c) Medicaid Waiver Providers - Room and Board Charges 10/15/2013
IL 2013-50 (Revised) Required Base Wages of Personal Attendants Effective September 1, 2013, and September 1, 2014 8/22/2013