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2012 Texas Medicaid Provider Procedures Manual

Volume 1, General Information : Section 1: Provider Enrollment and Responsibilities : 1.5 Provider Responsibilities : 1.5.11 Informing Pregnant Clients About CHIP Benefits

Section 24, S.B. 1188, 79th Legislature, Regular Session, 2005, requires that Medicaid providers rendering services to a pregnant Medicaid client must inform the client of the health benefits for which the client or the client’s child may be eligible under the Children’s Health Insurance Program (CHIP).
CHIP is available to children whose families have low to moderate income, who earn too much money to qualify for Texas Medicaid, and who do not have private insurance. Some clients may have to pay an enrollment fee.
To qualify for CHIP, a child must be:
CHIP benefits include:
Individuals may apply for CHIP by downloading and completing the application found on the CHIP page of the HHSC website at or by calling the toll-free CHIP number at 1‑800‑647‑6558.

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