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New women’s health programs roll out July 1st

Me & My OBGJuly 1, 2016Articles

On July 1, 2016, Texas Health and Human Services Commission will launch two new women’s health programs: Healthy Texas Women and a new Family Planning program. The Texas Women’s Health Program and the Expanded Primary Health Care Program will be consolidated into Healthy Texas Women, and the new Family Planning Program will be a modified version of the state’s current Family Planning program. Participation is needed from physicians, hospitals, federally qualified health centers, and specialized family planning clinics.

HEALTHY TEXAS WOMEN

Funding

  • State Funding (HHSC)
  • $169.3 million for SFYs 2016-17 biennium*
    • 80% Fee-for-Service
    • 20% Categorical (Grant/Contract)

Eligibility

  • Women (non-pregnant)
  • Ages 15 to 44
  • 200% or below the federal poverty level (FPL)
  • U.S. citizens or legal immigrants
  • Eligibility will be handled through the TIERS system

Services

  • Contraceptive services
  • Breast and cervical cancer screening, including diagnostic services
  • Screening and treatment of chronic conditions
  • Immunizations
  • Screening and treatment for postpartum depression

Other Important Facts
Automatic Enrollment after a Medicaid Delivery


NEW FAMILY PLANNING

Funding

  • State Funding (HHSC)
  • $41.6 million for SFY 2016-17 biennium*
    • 50% Categorical (Grant/Contract)
    • 50% Fee-for-Service

Eligibility

  • Women and men
  • 64 and younger
  • 250% or below of the FPL
  • Texas resident
  • Eligibility will continue to be determined at the point of service

Services

  • Contraceptive services
  • Screening for chronic conditions
  • Breast and cervical cancer screening
  • Optional: Immunizations; Limited prenatal services; Breast and cervical cancer diagnostic services
  • Screening for postpartum depression

Other Important Facts

All interested providers are welcome to apply

*An additional $50 million for the biennium was appropriated for women’s health programs; its distribution between these programs is yet to be determined.

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