STAR Kids Glossary


  • Advance Directive

    Isang pasya sa iyong pangangalagang pangkalusugan na iyong paunang ginawa sa sandaling hindi mo na magagawang magsalita para sa iyong sarili kailanman. This will let your family and your doctors know what decisions you would make if you were able to.


    Ambulatory surgical center/short procedure unit.

  • Pagpapahintulot

     Isang O.K. o pag-apruba para sa isang serbisyo.


  • Mga Benepisyo

    Services, procedures and medications that CHIP will cover for you.


  • Clinical Care Management

    One-on-one help by a nurse providing education and coordination of CHIP benefits, tailored to your needs.


  • Disenrollment

    To stop your membership in CHIP.


  • Emergency

    When you reasonably believe that your health is in serious danger.


  • Federal Poverty Level (FPL)

    Poverty income thresholds by family size that are annually updated by the Census Bureau for inflation.

  • Panloloko

    An untruthful act – an example is someone other than you using your CHIP member ID card and pretending to be you.


  • Home Health Agency

    A company hired by CHIP to provide care for you in your home.


  • ID Card

    Identification card – a card that says you are a CHIP member. Dapat na nasa iyo ang card na ito sa lahat ng oras.

  • Informed Consent

    You agree to all medical treatments.

  • Inpatient

    Kapag ipinasok ka sa isang ospital sa isang partikular na haba ng panahon.


  • Medical Necessity

    Your health care provider decides if a treatment, admission, procedure, medical supply, equipment, service or supply is medically necessary.

  • Miyembro

    A person who is eligible for CHIP.


  • Outpatient

    Kapag may pinagawa kang pamamaraan na hindi nangangailangan ng magdamag na pananatili sa ospital.


  • Primary Care Physician (PCP)

    A doctor you choose to be your family physician. They have their own private practices.

  • Prior Authorization

    The process for any service that needs an O.K. from CHIP before it can take place.

  • Provider

    Any medical professional that CHIP has contracted with to take care of you.

  • Provider Directory

    A list of providers who participate with CHIP to help take care of your healthcare needs.


  • Referral

    When you and your primary care provider agree you need to see another doctor, your primary care provider will send you to a CHIP specialist.


  • Self-Referred Services

    Mga serbisyo na kung saan hindi mo na kailangang magpatingin sa iyong provider ng pangunahing pangangalaga para sa isang referral.

  • Special Needs Unit (SNU)

    A voluntary service offered by CHIP that can give you extra help in understanding and using your benefits if you have a disability or other special need.

  • Specialist

    A doctor that has specific, detailed training in one certain medical field.


  • TANF

    Temporary Assistance for Needy Families.

  • Treatment

     The care that you may receive from doctors and facilities.


  • Urgent Care

    When you need care, treatment or medical advice within a 24-hour time period.


  • WIC

    Women, Infants and Children program, a supplemental nutrition program that provides nutritious food, education support and health care referrals for women, infants and children.

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More information on eligibility and enrollment can be found on the Texas CHIP & Medicaid website.

For information in alternate formats, like large print, Braille or audio, please call Member Services.

Mga Tanong

Miyembro na?

Miyembro na? Mayroon kang access sa aming website na para lang sa miyembro. Mag-print ng mga ID card, makipag-chat sa isang nurse online at higit pa.

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