On September 13, 2022, the Texas Health and Human Services Commission issued a Notice of Intent to Award a six-year STAR Health Medicaid managed care organization (MCO) contract to the incumbent Superior HealthPlan (Superior). STAR Health is a specialized Medicaid managed care plan for children and youth in foster care. Superior, a Centene subsidiary, has been the sole provider of STAR Health coverage since the program launched in 2008. Implementation of the new contract is scheduled to occur in 2023 between September and November.
Under the new contract, the priorities include enrolling all children in foster care into a . . .