January 3, 2019

Texas Health and Human Services has published the 12th edition of a reference guide for Texas Medicaid and CHIP, commonly known as the Pink Book.

Previously titled "Texas Medicaid and CHIP in Perspective," the "Texas Medicaid and CHIP Reference Guide" serves as an overview of both programs for legislators, state employees and stakeholders.

Staff across HHS helped revise and completely redesign the book to reflect how the programs have evolved. The guide is also more concise, with 15 chapters being reduced to five.

"The Pink Book is a longstanding tradition, but it was time to take a fresh look at it to ensure it reflects how we operate today," State Medicaid Director Stephanie Muth said. "The new design will allow readers to quickly find the information they need about the programs and services that over 4 million Texans rely on."

The Pink Book is meant to be a helpful reference and not an official record of Medicaid and CHIP policies. 

Visit the webpage for the Texas Medicaid and CHIP Reference Guide and its previous edition.