June 7, 2019

HHSC is moving the deadline for STAR+PLUS MCOs to complete credentialing of their network NFs using the new HHSC STAR+PLUS NF credentialing standards from June 30, 2019, to Aug. 31, 2019. 

STAR+PLUS MCOs must deem an NF to have met the MCO’s STAR+PLUS NF credentialing standards if the NF is Medicaid-certified, licensed by, and remains contracted with HHSC until the MCO completes processing of the initial credentialing application, even if this occurs after this new deadline. 

This deadline extension is effective immediately. HHSC will amend the Uniform Managed Care Manual Chapter 8.6, Section 2.13, to reflect the Aug. 31 date change.

Contact Veronica.Neville@hhsc.state.tx.us with any questions.