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Texas Children’s Health Plan awarded contracts for STAR Medicaid and CHIP

Texas Children’s Health Plan (TCHP) has been tentatively awarded managed care renewed contracts by the Texas Health and Human Services Commission (HHSC). The contracts are for the STAR Medicaid and CHIP programs. As part of the contract, Texas Children’s Health Plan will also provide CHIP perinate benefits, which include prenatal care for the unborn children of low-income women who do not qualify for Medicaid.

“We are pleased that HHSC has given our organization the opportunity to continue to offer excellent service and quality health coverage to underserved adults, pregnant women, and children in Houston/Harris and 19 surrounding counties,” says Christopher Born, president and CEO. “We will continue our commitment to building a community of healthy families, and we look forward to providing access to health care for pregnant women through CHIP perinate.”

Texas Children’s Health Plan retained its current service areas. It will expand its STAR product to 11 additional counties. The new service areas will include:

STAR and CHIP Harris Service Areas
Austin
Brazoria
Fort Bend
Galveston
Harris
Matagorda
Montgomery
Waller
Wharton
Tyler
Walker

STAR and CHIP Jefferson Service Areas
Chambers
Hardin
Jasper
Jefferson
Liberty
Newton
Orange
Polk
San Jacinto

To date, Texas Children’s Health Plan serves more than 300,000 members. The new contract is effective March 2012.

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