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Medicaid Providers

Have you re-enrolled yet? Need more information? Here is a Quick Reference Guide and additional information about re-enrollment.

The CSHCN Services Program Application has gotten a makeover

The application process is the same, our form just looks different. You can download the new application and find it on our Forms and Publications page.

Navigate Life Texas

The Texas Interagency Task Force for Children with Special Needs has released Navigate Life Texas, a website for families of children with special health care needs (CSHCN). The website is a great resource to share with your families of CSHCN, with content that includes articles, videos, and links to other websites. The website is available in English and Spanish and can be translated to other languages with a built-in Google Translator. It has already been mentioned on local news sites, including the Houston Chronicle.

General Information

Title V Block Grant State Performance Measure Webinars

The Texas Department of State Health Services (DSHS) invites you to participate in a webinar on the Title V Maternal and Child Health (MCH) Block Grant State Performance Measures (SPMs).  Please join a webinar to review the measures under consideration, and provide feedback.  Those who cannot participate can review content at following the webinars, and provide feedback via email by Friday, February 12th.

Register for Thursday, February 4th or Friday, February 5th.

Lucile Packard Foundation Symposium Webcast

The Designing Systems That Work for Children with Complex Health Care Needs national symposium webcast has been archived on the Lucile Packard Foundation for Children’s Health website.  

View the Webcast

12th Annual TxP2P Statewide Parent Conference

Texas Parent to Parent is pleased to announce the 12th Annual TxP2P Statewide Parent Conference will be held Friday & Saturday, June 17-18, 2016 at the Embassy Suites Conference Center in San Marcos, TX. The conference will feature more than 60 sessions for parents, family members, self-advocates and professionals, including Spanish sessions.

Learn more about the conference.

Medical Home Information

The Care Coordination Conundrum

The Catalyst Center, with support from the Lucile Packard Foundation for Children’s Health, has published a report on the provision and financing of care coordination. The Care Coordination Conundrum and Children and Youth with Special Health Care Needs is available for download on the Lucile Packard Foundation for Children’s Health website.

Read the Report

Medical Home Webinar Series

The New York-Mid-Atlantic Consortium for Genetics and Newborn Screening Services (NYMAC) has announced a Medical Home webinar series including Medical Home- Building on the Improvement Model on Tuesday, March 1, 2016 from 12:00 – 1:00 pm EST.  

Register for the webinar series


Transition Information

Pathways to Adulthood Trainings

Texas Parent to Parent will be holding the following Pathways to Adulthood trainings this spring: Austin January 28th, San Antonio February 16th, and Wimberley March 22nd. To view additional Pathways to Adulthood trainings and to learn more about the program, please visit the TxP2P webpage.

Learn more about the trainings


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External email links are provided to you as a courtesy. Please be advised that you are not emailing the Texas Department of Health State Health Services (DSHS) and DSHS policies do not apply should you choose to correspond.
Last updated January 28, 2016