Texas Medicaid & Healthcare Partnership (TMHP) 

Please update your enrollment and demographic information with TMHP (Texas Medicaid Healthcare Partnership). TMHP is HHSC’s provider enrollment administrator and serves as the authoritative source for HHSC providers’ enrollment and demographic information. Once you update your enrollment and demographic information with TMHP, your data will be reconciled with the demographic information on file with the MCOs. 

 To make updates to your current enrollment (e.g., new practice locations or change of ownership updates), please access the https://www.tmhp.com/topics/provider-enrollment/pems/start-application 

PEMS will guide you through the process of enrolling as a provider using TMHP's Provider Enrollment and Management System (PEMS) tool. Additional helpful resources are available on the Enrollment Help page and the TMHP YouTube channel. 

Otherwise, you can contact TMHP directly at 1-800-925-9126 for assistance.  

Texas Health and Human Services Commission (HHSC)

The Texas HHSC works to maintain and improve the health and human services system in Texas and to administer its programs in accordance with the highest standards of customer service and accountability for the effective use of funds. 

HHSC oversees the operations of the health and human services system, provides administrative oversight of Texas health and human services programs, and provides direct administration of some programs. 

Adoption Assistance and Permanency Care Assistance program (AAPCA) 

We are pleased you have decided to participate in our plan. Effective September 1, 2017, children and youth in the Adoption Assistance and Permanency Care Assistance program (AAPCA) population align to our STAR Medicaid program. 

The Adoption Assistance (AA) program provides help for certain children who are adopted from foster care. The Permanency Care Assistance (PCA) program gives financial support to family members who provide a permanent home to children who were in foster care but could not be reunited with their parents. 

We ask that you continue to access the PCHP Provider Manual for additional information about this program and other plan benefits. If you have additional questions, please contact your provider relations representative at PCHP.ProviderRelations@phhs.org. 

Children with Special Health Care Needs (CSHCN) 

The CSHCN benefits program administered by the Health and Human Services Commission provides services and benefits to clients age 20 and younger who have special healthcare needs and people with cystic fibrosis of any age to improve their health, well-being, and quality of life.  
The Children with Special Health Care Needs Systems Development Group, administered by the Texas Department of State Health Services, works to strengthen community-based services to improve systems of care for children and youth with special health care needs (CSHCN). 

Texas Health Steps - THSteps 

Texas Health Steps (also known as Early and Periodic Screening, Diagnostic and Treatment, or EPSDT) was transferred to the Health and Human Services Commission in September 2016 as a result of agency structural changes passed by the 84th Texas Legislature. The transition of all website information pertaining to THS from the DSHS website to the HHSC website was finalized in late August 2019.  The new HHSC THS website aims to ensure that providers and Medicaid recipients have access to the information and resources they need. 

Effective June 1, 2021, Texas Health Steps has added two additional screening tools for Texas Health Steps preventive care medical checkups: 

  • The Survey of Well-being of Young Children (SWYC), a recognized developmental screening tool for children.  
  • The Rapid Assessment for Adolescent Preventive Services (RAAPS), a recognized mental health screening tool for adolescents who are 12 through 18 years of age. 

Please see the TMHP provider notice for additional information:Developmental Screening and Mental Health Screening Tools Added for Texas Health Steps. 

For questions or to contact THS Regional Provider Relations Staff, download/view a current PDF listing by location, which is available by clicking the "Download PDF” arrow on the right side of your screen.  
Information on Case Management for Children and Pregnant Women.  

Find Help 

Find food assistance, help paying bills, and other free or reduced-cost programs at www.findhelp.org. 

Women, Infants, and Children (WIC) Program 

WIC provides support and inspiration to eat right, have a healthy pregnancy, breastfeed successfully, and raise amazing kids. Learn more by visiting their website. 

Report abuse of children and people who live in their community 

The Texas Department of Family and Protective Services (DFPS) has a central place to report: 

  • Child abuse and neglect. 
  • Abuse, neglect, self-neglect, and exploitation of the elderly or adults with disabilities living at home. 
  • Abuse of children in childcare facilities or treatment centers. 
  • Abuse of adults and children who live in state facilities or are being helped by programs for people with mental illness or intellectual disabilities. These reports are investigated by HHSC Provider Investigations, not DFPS. 

Texas law says anyone who thinks a child, a person 65 years or older, or an adult with disabilities is being abused, neglected, or exploited must report it to DFPS. 

Call our nationwide toll-free Abuse Hotline 24 hours a day, 7 days a week, or report through our secure website and get a response within 24 hours. 

Family Planning 

The Family Planning Program helps fund clinic sites across the state to provide quality, comprehensive, low-cost, and accessible family planning and reproductive healthcare services to women and men in Texas. 
The newly redesigned HealthyTexasWomen.org makes it easier to get information about the women's healthcare services Texas Health and Human Services offers.