Adoption Assistance and Permanency Care Assistance Medicaid Managed Care Expansion

Individuals in the Texas Department of Family and Protective Services (DPFS) Adoption Assistance or Permanency Care Assistance (AAPCA) programs will begin receiving their Medicaid services through managed care beginning Sept. 1, 2017

In 2013, the 83rd Texas Legislature directed the Texas Health and Human Services Commission (HHSC) to move remaining Medicaid fee-for-service clients to managed care.

Managed Care Programs

Most Adoption Assistance and Permanency C­­are Assistance clients will go into the STAR managed care program. Clients who receive Supplemental Security Income (SSI) and/or Medicare will go into the STAR Kids managed care program.

Clients who get services through a waiver for people with an intellectual or developmental disability (IDD) or a related condition already are in STAR Kids.

Enrollment Materials

Beginning in May 2017, Adoption Assistance and Permanency Care Assistance clients will get information from HHSC about the upcoming transition to managed care, including information about picking a health plan.

Managed Care Organizations

The state is divided into 13 managed care service areas. Each service area has at least 2 health plans to pick from.

Stakeholder Feedback

HHSC would like input from clients, family members, advocates and Medicaid providers. Send questions and comments by email to managed_care_initiatives@hhsc.state.tx.us

HHSC will also be holding informational meetings in different locations throughout the state in the coming months. Please see below for details and visit the HHS website for additional information. 

Upcoming Meetings:

January 10, 2017

Adoption Assistance and Permanency Care Assistance Client and Provider Information Session - El Paso - 9:00 am

Adoption Assistance and Permanency Care Assistance Information Session for Spanish-speaking Clients - El Paso - 2:00 pm

January 13, 2017

Adoption Assistance and Permanency Care Assistance Client / Provider Information Session - Waco - 1:00 pm

Adoption Assistance and Permanency Care Assistance Client / Provider Information Session - Waco - 3:30 pm

January 23, 2017

Adoption Assistance and Permanency Care Assistance Client / Provider Information Session - Tyler - 9:00 am

January 24, 2017

Adoption Assistance and Permanency Care Assistance Client / Provider Information Session - Beaumont - 1:30 pm

January 25, 2017

Adoption Assistance and Permanency Care Assistance Client / Provider Information Session - Houston - 1:00 pm

Adoption Assistance and Permanency Care Assistance Information Session for Spanish-speaking Clients - Houston - 3:00 pm

January 30, 2017

Adoption Assistance and Permanency Care Assistance Client / Provider Information Session (webcasting available) - Austin - 1:30 pm

January 31, 2017

Adoption Assistance and Permanency Care Assistance Client / Provider Information Session - San Antonio - 1:00 pm

Adoption Assistance and Permanency Care Assistance Information Session for Spanish-speaking Clients - San Antonio - 3:00 pm

February 2, 2017

Adoption Assistance and Permanency Care Assistance Client / Provider Information Session - Fort Worth - 9:30 am

February 3, 2017

Adoption Assistance and Permanency Care Assistance Client / Provider Information Session - Dallas - 1:30 pm

February 7, 2017

Adoption Assistance and Permanency Care Assistance Client / Provider Information Session - Midland - 1:30 pm

February 9, 2017

Adoption Assistance and Permanency Care Assistance Client / Provider Information Session - Lubbock - 9:30 am

February 10, 2017

Adoption Assistance and Permanency Care Assistance Client / Provider Information Session - Harlingen - 10:30 am

Adoption Assistance and Permanency Care Assistance Information Session for Spanish-speaking Clients - Harlingen - 2:00 pm

February 22, 2017

Adoption Assistance and Permanency Care Assistance Client / Provider Information Session - Corpus Christi - 9:30 am

Adoption Assistance and Permanency Care Assistance Information Session for Spanish-speaking Clients - Corpus Christi - 1:30 pm