Background and Purpose

The STAR Kids Managed Care Advisory Committee, created by Senate Bill 7 of the 83rd Texas Legislature (Regular Session), advises HHSC on the establishment and implementation of the STAR Kids Medicaid managed care program. The STAR Kids Medicaid managed care program is legislatively mandated to provide services for children with disabilities who have Medicaid coverage to improve coordination and customization of care, access to care, health outcomes,  cost containment and quality of care. The STAR Kids model must require a health home, care management, and provide comprehensive coordination of acute care and long-term service benefits.

2018 Meeting Dates

  • March 19, 2018
  • June 25, 2018
  • September 6, 2018
  • October 29, 2018


  • Elizabeth Tucker (presiding chair), Austin, Every Child, Inc.
  • Rahel Berhane, Austin, pediatrician with Seton Health Care
  • Ernest Buck, Corpus Christi, Driscoll Health Plan
  • Rosabla Calleros , Austin, Texas Parent to Parent
  • Catherine Carlton, Arlington, MHMR of Tarrant County
  • Jeanne Hines, Port Arthur, Educational Diagnostician
  • Tara Hopkins, Austin, DentaQuest
  • Diane Kearns, Austin, parent
  • Stacey Mather, Austin, family member
  • Glen Medellin, San Antonio, The University of Texas Health Science Center
  • Holly Munin, Austin, Superior Health Plan
  • David Reimer, Dallas, Epic Health Services, Inc.
  • Blake Smith, Denison, Steps2Strides Therapy Center
  • Denise Sonleitner, Austin, parent
  • Angela Trahan, Houston, United Healthcare Community Plan
  • Rebecca White, Baytown, mother of child with disabilities


Information related to the Medically Dependent Children Program (MDCP)


September 10, 2014

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