|NorthSTAR is a publicly funded behavioral health program that serves seven counties around the Dallas/Ft. Worth area. The counties within the service delivery area include Dallas, Collin, Ellis, Hunt, Kaufman, Navarro, and Rockwall. The program serves the medically indigent and most Medicaid recipients who reside within this region. Launched in 1999, NorthSTAR is the first program of its kind, in Texas, to combine service programs and financial assets into an integrated single system of care. Led by Eric C. Hunter, Chief Executive Officer, ValueOptions NorthSTAR continues to ensure superior behavioral health services to the members it serves.
» Gail Berlin – Chief Executive Officer
» Akin Akinlawon, MD – Medical Director
ValueOptions shares in the delivery of NorthSTAR services with the Commissioners’ Courts appointed Local Behavioral Health Authority, also known as North Texas Behavioral Health Authority (NTBHA). ValueOptions NorthSTAR, is the Behavioral Health Organization (BHO) responsible for maintenance of the provider network and care management for the NorthSTAR enrollees. Together, ValueOptions and NTBHA work closely to plan, facilitate, and coordinate services. Both organizations’ activities are directly linked to the Texas Department of Health Services (DSHS).
For more information about NTBHA, you may access their website at, www.ntbha.org.
For more information about DSHS, you may access their website at, www.dshs.state.tx.us.