Actualizaciones de noticias para STAR y CHIP

Noticias e información para miembros de STAR y CHIP.

Repelente de Mosquitos—Beneficio de 2017 para Medicaid

Miércoles, 26 de abril de 2017

Texas cubre ciertos repelentes de mosquitos para prevenir el virus del Zika como beneficio de Medicaid y otros programas estatales. El beneficio repelente de mosquitos comienza el 1 de mayo de 2017 y termina el 31 de diciembre de 2017.

Para más información, vea PDF.

Mosquito Repellent Medicaid Benefit

Wednesday, November 30, 2016

Texas Medicaid now covers certain mosquito repellent products as a Medicaid benefit for the prevention of Zika virus. Zika can cause severe birth defects in unborn children whose mothers are infected while pregnant. Because there is not a vaccine to prevent the disease or medicine to treat it, it is important for women to use repellent to protect themselves and unborn babies.

For more information, click here.

FirstCare Awarded NCQA Accreditation

Thursday, March 12, 2015

On Wednesday, March 11, 2015, FirstCare received word from the National Committee for Quality Assurance (NCQA) that we have been awarded Accredited status for each of our lines of business (Commercial HMO, Medicaid HMO, Medicare HMO, and Marketplace HMO). This accreditation lasts for three years. 

We pursued this accreditation because of our commitment to the highest quality health care for our more than 175,000 members throughout 108 counties in west Texas. 

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