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December 2016 Texas Medicaid Provider Procedures Manual

Women’s Health Services Handbook : 2 Healthy Texas Women (HTW) Program Overview

The goal of HTW is to expand access to women’s health and family planning services to reduce unintended pregnancies, positively affect the outcome of future pregnancies, and positively impact the health and wellbeing of women and their families in the eligible population.
HTW is established to achieve the following objectives:
Ensure the efficient and effective use of state funds in support of these objectives and to avoid the direct or indirect use of state funds to promote or support elective abortions.
Reduce the overall cost of publicly-funded healthcare (including federally-funded healthcare) by providing low-income Texans access to safe, effective services that are consistent with these objectives.
Refer to:
Subsection 1.1, “Family Planning Overview” in the Gynecological, Obstetrics, and Family Planning Title XIX Services Handbook (Vol. 2, Provider Handbooks) for an overview of family planning funding sources.
The HTW page of the TMHP website at for more information about provider certification.

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