Texas HHS STAR+PLUS – Medicaid for Breast and Cervical Cancer

Texas HHS STAR+PLUS – Medicaid for Breast and Cervical Cancer


Hello, I’m Nique, with Texas Medicaid. I’m here to tell you about some changes taking
place with the way you get your health care through the Medicaid for Breast and Cervical
Cancer program, also known as MBCC. Starting Sept. 1, 2017, if you are in the
MBCC program, you will get your Medicaid services through a STAR+PLUS managed care health plan
you choose. In this program, you will still get the same
Medicaid services you have today. By Aug. 14, 2017, you will need to choose
a primary care provider – also known as a PCP – and a health plan. If you don’t make a choice by Aug. 14, we
will pick a PCP and a health plan for you. Managed care is health care provided through
a network of doctors, hospitals and other providers. Your PCP will serve as your main doctor, and
can be a physician, clinic or even your oncologist. To ensure you get the care you need, your
PCP will work with specialists, other providers and the health plan of your choice. In addition to your current Medicaid benefits,
the health plan you choose will provide unlimited prescriptions, as well as a service coordinator
to help you find the right providers who will assist you with coordinating medical and non-medical
services. Your service coordinator can also help you
with your eligibility renewals. Your health plan offers extra services called
value-added services, such as eye care or dental benefits. By now, you should have received an enrollment
packet. The packet includes instructions on how to
compare health plans and choose one for yourself. There are three easy steps: 1. Choose a PCP. Be sure to check if your PCP accepts the health
plans in your area. If your PCP does not accept the health plans
in your area, call 877-782-6440. 2. Choose a health plan using the information
in the enrollment packet you received. 3. Enroll by phone, fax or mail, or in person. Once you’ve chosen a health plan, there are
four ways to enroll by the Aug. 14 deadline. By phone: Call 877-782-6440, 8 a.m.
to 6 p.m., Central Time, Monday through Friday. By mail: Fill out, sign and mail the
Medical Enrollment Form in the enrollment packet, using the pre-paid envelope. Mailed enrollment forms must be postmarked
by Aug. 3, 2017. By fax: Fax all pages of the Medical
Enrollment Form to 855-671-6038 by Aug. 7, 2017. In person: Visit an HHS office or an
enrollment event near you. To learn more, visit txmedicaidevents.com
or check the pink paper in the packet for a list of locations. If you would like someone to visit your home
and help you enroll, call 877-782-6440. In June and July, Texas Medicaid will host
information sessions across the state. During these information sessions, you can meet our staff
and health-plan representatives, as well as ask questions and learn more about services
offered by the health plans in your area. You’ll also be able to choose and enroll
in a health plan with a PCP of your choice based on your needs. Remember, if you do not choose a health plan
and a primary care provider by Aug. 14, we will pick for you. For information, visit: hhs.texas.gov/mbcc. Thank you for watching.

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