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11th Annual Statewide Parent Conference
The Children with Special Health Care Needs Services Program has partnered with Texas Parent to Parent to provide nursing care at the 11th Annual Statewide Parent Conference for families who have children who are medically fragile and who would not qualify for child care. The conference will take place in San Marcos on June 12th and 13th. Please contact Debbie Wiederhold at Debbie@txp2p.org or call 866-896-6001 for more information.
The National Standards for Systems of Care for Children and Youth with Special Health Care Needs are now available. To download a copy, click on the quick link on the right side of this page.
are now available. To download a copy, click on the quick link on the right side of this page.
Clients removed from the waiting list and will now receive benefits starting November 1st
The Children with Special Health Care Needs (CSHCN) Services Program is happy to announce that over 450 clients were taken off the waiting list and will now receive comprehensive health care benefits starting November 1st. Letters were sent out to eligible clients on October 27th.
It is important for the clients removed from the waiting list to keep their current health care benefits through Medicaid, CHIP, Medicare and private insurance. CSHCN Services Program will help pay for additional or other services that are not covered under their benefit package.
We also urge all CSHCN Services Program clients to keep their applications current by renewing on time every year.
If there are any questions or concerns about the waiting list, please call us at 1-800-252-8023.
Longer Eligibility Period
Starting on September 1, 2013, eligibility for the Children with Special Health Care Needs Services Program will go to a twelve-month period. This means that renewal applications will be required only once a year instead of every six months. To align financial and medical eligibility periods, clients will need to submit a full application including a Physician/Dentist Assessment Form (PAF) the next time they renew.
Drug Benefit Changes
Effective Monday, November 12, 2012, pharmacies in Texas that have a contract with the Children with Special Health Care Needs Services Program will be able to provide a limited set of basic home health supplies to CSHCN clients. These Limited Home Health Supplies (LHHS) include diabetic test strips, lancets, insulin syringes and needles, oral electrolyte replacement fluids, hypertonic saline solution, and spacers for inhalers. More information about this change can be found on the Texas Vendor Drug website at http://www.txvendordrug.com/formulary/limited-hhs.shtml. CSHCN clients with questions about this notice may call the program at 1-800-252-8023.
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