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2012 Texas Medicaid Provider Procedures Manual

Gynecological and Reproductive Health and Family Planning Services Handbook : 3. Women’s Health Program (Title XIX Family Planning) : 3.2 WHP Overview

3.2 WHP Overview
WHP was authorized by the 79th Texas Legislature in 2005 and implemented by HHSC in January 2007. The Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services (CMS) granted HHSC a demonstration waiver to operate WHP from January 1, 2007, through December 31, 2011. The goal of the program is to expand access to family planning services to reduce unintended pregnancies in the eligible population. WHP participants receive a limited family planning benefit that supports the goal of the program. WHP participants do not have access to full Texas Medicaid coverage. Not all Texas Medicaid family planning benefits are payable under WHP.
Refer to:
Subsection 1.1, “Family Planning Overview” in this handbook for an overview of family planning funding sources.

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