STAR Kids Managed Care Advisory Committee

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.

Members

Elizabeth Tucker, Chair
Every Child, Inc.
Advocate for children with special healthcare needs
Austin, TX

Rahel Berhane, M.D.
Ascension Seton Medical Center
Physician Provider
Austin, TX

Josh Britten
BritKare Home Medical
Durable Medical Equipment and Services Representative
Amarillo, TX

Rosalba Calleros
Texas Parent to Parent
Family Member
Austin, TX

Catherine Carlton
MHMR of Tarrant County
Family Member
Arlington, TX

Terri Carriker
Family Member
Austin, TX

Tara Hopkins
DentaQuest
Managed Care Organization Representative, Dental
Austin, TX

Alice Martinez
Clarity Child Guidance Center
Advocate
San Antonio, TX

Glen Medellin, M.D.
University of Texas Health Science Center, San Antonio
Physician
San Antonio, TX

Ricardo Mosquera
University of Texas Health Science Center, Houston
Physician
Houston, TX

Katherine Ostermaier, M.D.
Texas Children’s Health Plan
Managed Care Organization Representative
Houston, TX

Jose Pereida
United States House of Representatives
Parent
Robstown, TX

Blake Smith
Steps2Strides Therapy Center
Therapy Provider
Denison, TX

Shawnett Viani
REACH of Plano
Advocate
Denton, TX

Beanca Williams
Volunteers of America Texas
Home and Community-Based Provider
Stafford, TX

Meeting Dates

  • March 3, 2021
  • June 9, 2021
  • September 22, 2021
  • December 8, 2021

Resources

Information related to the Medically Dependent Children Program (MDCP)

Presentations

More Information

Advisory Committee Coordinator                                                    
Caroline Sunshine
Caroline.Sunshine@hhs.texas.gov


Past Events

March 3, 2021

January 6, 2021

December 9, 2020

September 23, 2020

June 10, 2020