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Provider Alert! MDCP Minor Home Modification Services Available through the CDS option

Date: June 23, 2021 Attention: FMSA Providers Effective Date: December 1, 2020 Providers should monitor the Texas Children’s Health Plan (TCHP) Provider Portal regularly for alerts and updates associated to the COVID-19 event.  TCHP reserves the right to update and/or change this information without prior notice due to the evolving nature of the COVID-19 event. Call to action: Effective December 1, 2020, Medically Dependent Children Program (MDCP), minor home modifications services are available through the Consumer Directed Services (CDS) option. How this impacts providers: [...]

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Provider Alert! Medically Dependent Children Program Waiver (MDCP) Eligibility Process and Peer-to-Peer Review

Attention: Primary Care Providers and Sub Specialists  Effective Date: December 1, 2020 Providers should monitor the Texas Children’s Health Plan (TCHP) Provider Portal regularly for alerts and updates associated to the COVID-19 event.  TCHP reserves the right to update and/or change this information without prior notice due to the evolving nature of the COVID-19 event. Call to action: Per Texas Health and Human Services Commission (HHSC) contract changes effective December 1, 2020, Texas Children’s Health Plan (TCHP) would like to inform network [...]

What is the Medically Dependent Children’s Program (MDCP) waiver?

If you have STAR Kids patients, there’s a chance some of them receive the Medically Dependent Children’s Program (MDCP) waiver, which is a home and community based services program. The goal of this program is to support families and children by preventing institutionalization and hospitalization, while helping them remain safely in their homes with the appropriate services. Examples of these services include: Flexible family support service Respite care Minor home modifications Adaptive aids Transition assistance services Employment assistance Supported employment Financial management services The purpose of enrolling a [...]

For STAR Kids providers: Updated ANE Reporting Process

This requirement is effective September 1, 2018, and the updates have now been made in the UMCM – see Resources below.   As of September 1, 2018, all Texas Children’s Health Plan-contracted providers of Medically Dependent Children Program (MDCP) services are required to report all critical incidents, including Abuse, Neglect, and Exploitation (ANE), to the health plan. This action is to meet federal requirements regarding critical incident reporting (see links to federal requirements for incident reporting in below ‘Resources’ section).   MDCP providers [...]

What is the Medically Dependent Children’s Program (MDCP) Waiver?

If you have STAR Kids patients, there’s a chance some of them receive the Medically Dependent Children’s Program (MDCP) waiver, which is a home and community based services program. The goal of this program is to support families and children by preventing institutionalization and hospitalization, while helping them remain safely in their homes with the appropriate services. Examples of these services include flexible family support service, respite, minor home modifications, adaptive aids, transition assistance services, employment assistance, supported employment, [...]

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Provider Alert! Reminder on ability to bank respite hours for MDCP members

Attention: All STAR Kids Providers February 1st 2017 Subject: Reminder on ability to bank respite hours for MDCP members Texas Children’s Health Plan would like to remind all STAR Kids providers who are providing respite care to members of the standards around respite care hours and how Texas Children’s Health Plan manages these hours. The information below is directly from HHSC and is the guidance Texas Children’s Health Plan follows for determining respite care. Please always contact either Texas Children’ Health [...]

STAR Kids 101: Learn the Basics

What is STAR Kids? STAR Kids will be the first Medicaid managed care program in Texas specifically serving youth and children who get disability-related Medicaid. Texas Children’s Health Plan STAR Kids program will provide services, including  long term support services (LTSS), for members ages 20 or younger who either receive Supplemental Security Income (SSI) Medicaid or are enrolled in the Medically Dependent Children Program (MDCP).  Children and youth who receive services through other 1915(c) waiver programs will also receive their [...]