Provider Alert! Authorization Extension for STAR Kids Members

Provider Alert! Authorization Extension for STAR Kids Members

Attention STAR Kids Providers May 17, 2017
Authorization Extension for STAR Kids Members

The Health and Human Services Commission expects managed care organizations to extend long
term services and supports (such as Personal Care Services, Community First Choice, and Private
Duty Nursing) authorizations for services until completion of the STAR Kids Screening and
Assessment Instrument (SAI), but no longer than July 1, 2017.

In order to receive payment for these services, you must have authorization from Texas Children’s
Health Plan, and the SAI must be completed by July 1, 2017. Please encourage your STAR Kids
patients to complete the SAI so that Texas Children’s Health Plan can accurately assess the care they
need and remit timely payment for completed services.

The Texas Children’s Health Plan Provider Relations Department is available to take your call
Monday through Friday from 8 a.m. to 5 p.m. Contact your Provider Relations Representative with
any questions at 1-800-731-8257.

Thank you for partnering with Texas Children’s Health Plan to care for the needs of our members.

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