A presentation explaining the changes in medical and dental services for Medicaid recipients is being offered Tuesday afternoon at the Family Services Center. Several changes in how the services are delivered will go into effect March 1.
The Medicaid Dental and STAR enrollment presentation is scheduled for 5:30 p.m. Tuesday in the "Big Room" of the FSC, 901 Ave. B. Medicaid recipients or the parents and/of caregivers for children or other dependents who receive Medicaid services are urged to attend the presentation.
According to a public service announcement from Texas Health Steps, the changes will be explained, questions will be answered and personal help with enrollments will be provided.
The announcement also explained the medical services change will involve how services will be delivered. Most Medicaid recipients will receive services through STAR, a Medicaid managed care program, the announcement states.
"STAR offers a medical plan to help you gets services," it reads. "You will also get a main doctor for most of your health care."
The announcement also explains that people age 20 and younger will get Medicaid dental services through a dental managed care program and a primary dental provider.
Packets of information with guidelines for choosing STAR medical and dental plans have been mailed to recipients, and those who have received the packets are asked to bring them to the presentation. Attendees should also bring their Texas Benefits Medicaid cards.