STAR+PLUS is a Texas Medicaid managed care program for people aged 65 or older, or who have disabilities. Enrollees in STAR+PLUS are able to choose a medical plan and get Medicaid health-care and long-term services and support.

 

Long term services can include:

  • Home-based assistance with basic daily activities.
  • Assistance making changes to your home so you can safely move around.
  • Short-term care to provide a break for caregivers.
  • Assistance with your necessary chores or responsibilities.

Service coordination is another feature of STAR+PLUS is service coordination. A STAR+PLUS staff member works with the enrolled member, their family and doctors, and other providers to help the enrollee get their needed support and care.

 

                                                                                                     Who can get STAR+PLUS?

In order to get services through the program, you must be approved for Medicaid, live in a STAR+PLUS service area (maps), and be one or more of the following:

 

  • Age 21 or older, getting Supplemental Security Income (SSI) benefits, and able to get Medicaid due to low income.
  • Not getting SSI and able to get STAR+PLUS Home and Community-Based Waiver Services.
  • Age 21 or older, getting Medicaid through what are called “Social Security Exclusion programs” and meet program rules for income and asset levels.
  • Age 21 or over residing in a nursing home and receiving Medicaid while in the nursing home.

For more information on the program and its services, click here.