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STAR Health Program for Children in Foster Care to Begin in April 2008
The Health and Human Services Commission (HHSC) is launching STAR Health, a new health-care program to improve services and better coordinate care for children in foster care. STAR Health will begin enrolling participants in March 2008, and children in foster care will begin receiving services through the program in April 2008. Services to children in foster care will be provided through a contract with Superior HealthPlan Network.
Learn more: STAR Health presentations are taking place across Texas. [Schedule]
Program components will include:
- A Health Passport for each child in foster care, containing a summary of his or her medical information. The Health Passport will be available through the Internet and make it easier for doctors and caregivers to get accurate medical information on each child. For more information about this benefit, read the Frequently Asked Questions about the Health Passport.
- Expedited enrollment so children can begin receiving services as soon as they enter state conservatorship.
- Improved access to services through a network of providers.
- A medical home through a primary care doctor who coordinates care and promotes better preventive health practices.
- Service coordination to help children, caregivers and caseworkers get services and information.
- 24-hour nurse hotline for caregivers and caseworkers.
Benefits will include:
- Physical and behavioral health.
- Vision services.
- Dental services.
- Service coordination.
- Clinical service management and disease management.
- Hotlines for member and provider assistance.
To become a provider:
Providers interested in participating in this program should call Superior HealthPlan Network.
- Vision Services: 866-642-9488
- Behavioral Health Services: 866-218-8263
- Dental Services: 866-708-8795
- Main Phone Number: 866-439-2042