Texas Medicaid plan working to coordinate medical, mental health care for foster children through centers of excellence

May 09, 2016

Superior HealthPlan, the private insurer with the Texas Medicaid contract to cover foster children, is embarking on an experiment to set up clinics where they can get coordinated medical and mental health services, starting in Dallas, San Antonio, Houston and Lubbock. State officials hope the clinics, known as foster care centers of excellence, will better connect kids with trauma-informed behavioral health care. Superior HealthPlan intends to build a network these centers around the state. The health plan is in talks with clinics around the state to see if they meet criteria to become foster care centers of excellence.