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    Medicaid for Breast & Cervical Cancer Program Managed Care Expansion

    Starting Sept. 1, 2017, women in the Medicaid for Breast and Cervical Cancer (MBCC) program will receive all their Medicaid services, including cancer treatment, through the STAR+PLUS health plan they pick.

    Topics: Benefits, Health, Women

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    Medicaid and CHIP Teleservices

    Certain Medicaid and CHIP services in Texas may soon be delivered using telemedicine, telehealth, and audio-only methods on an ongoing basis.

    Topics: Benefits

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    SNAP Food Benefits

    SNAP food benefits are put on to the Lone Star Card and can be used just like a debit card at any store that accepts SNAP.

    Topics: Benefits, Financial, Food, Health

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    Texas Simplified Application Project (TSAP) for SNAP Food Benefits

    The Texas Simplified Application Project (TSAP) provides Supplemental Nutrition Assistance Program (SNAP) food benefits to Texas households where all household members are either older adults (age 60 and older) or people with disabilities.

    Topics: Benefits, Food

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    Disability

    People who are limited in one or more major life activities – hearing, seeing, thinking or memory, walking or moving, taking care of personal needs (bathing, feeding, dressing) or living independently – are said to have a disability.

    Topics: Disability

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    Acquired Brain Injury

    An acquired brain injury is brain damage caused by events after birth, rather than as part of a genetic or congenital disorder.

    Topics: Disability

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    STAR+PLUS Pilot Program (SP3)

    The STAR+PLUS Pilot Program, also called SP3, is a new pilot program that will test a managed care delivery model for long-term services and supports for people with intellectual and developmental disabilities, traumatic brain injuries, acquired brain injuries (ABI) and similar functional needs.

    Topics: Disability, Health

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    ECI’s Coaching Approach

    ECI providers use a coaching approach to work with families when delivering early intervention services. During the coaching process, parents become equipped to teach their child new skills.

    Topics: Children, Disability, Health

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    School Year P-EBT

    Pandemic Electronic Benefit Transfer (P-EBT) is for families with children (up to age 21) who temporarily lost access to free or reduced-price meals at school during the COVID-19 pandemic.

    Topics: COVID-19

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    Lone Star Card Contacts

    Contact HHSC by phone, mail or fax about Your Texas Benefits and Lone Star Card accounts.

    Topics: Benefits, Financial, Food, Health

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    Health Plan Contact Information

    Topics: Benefits, Health

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    Texas COVID-19 Case Count and Vaccination Data

    HHS COVID-19 Case Data includes the number of reported cases at facilities operated or regulated by HHSC and the names of long-term care facilities that HHSC has approved for limited visitation during the COVID-19 pandemic.

    Topics: COVID-19, Data, Health

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    STAR Health

    In partnership with Texas Department of Family and Protective Services (DFPS), Medicaid provides a managed care program, STAR Health.

    Topics: Benefits, Children, Health, Mental Health

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    Medicaid for Transitioning & Former Foster Care Youth

    Adults who were in the Texas foster care program as children might be able to keep their Medicaid coverage through the Medicaid for Transitioning Foster Care Youth program or the Medicaid for Former Foster Care Youth program.

    Topics: Benefits, Children, Health

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    TANF Cash Help

    TANF provides cash payments to help families pay for food, clothing, housing and other essentials.

    Topics: Benefits, Financial, Health