RHP 12 FULL REGION PLANNING MEETING SCHEDULED FOR JULY 17th

The next full region meeting is scheduled for July 17th from 1-3pm. Click here to view the Presentation for the meeting.

We again have worked with Texas Tech Health Sciences Center to arrange a two location meeting. There will be a location at the TTUHSC – Amarillo School of Pharmacy campus and one at TTUHSC – Lubbock campus. We will be utilizing their conferencing technology which will allow ALL attendees to view and participate in the meeting live.

We encourage all of you to plan on attending at one of these locations:

Amarillo Location

Texas Tech University Health Sciences Center School of Pharmacy
School of Pharmacy Room AMSOP 107
1300 South Coulter
Amarillo, Tx

Lubbock Location

Texas Tech University Health Sciences Center Room – Academic Classroom Building
Room 100
3601 4th Street
Lubbock, Tx

HHSC Announces Upcoming Webinars

Program Funding and Mechanics (PFM) Protocol Webinar – Tuesday, July 10th, 10 to 11:30 a.m. Central Time.

During this webinar, HHSC will provide an update on the protocol, review comments submitted, and cover next steps. HHSC is continuing to negotiate the details of the PFM Protocol with CMS.

You can log in online to view the slides and listen to the audio conference through computer speakers OR call in for the audio portion. If you dial in, you should do so 15 minutes prior to the start of the webinar. You will be automatically connected to the meeting room and will hear music until the webinar starts.

To access the webinar, on July 10th at 10 a.m.:

1) Go to www.webex.com

2) Click on Attend Meeting

3) Enter Meeting Number: 802 994 356 (no password necessary)

4) Call 1-800-396-3172 (no password necessary)

Delivery System Reform Incentive Payments (DSRIP) RHP Planning Protocol Webinar – Wednesday, July 11th , 10 to 11:30 a.m. Central Time.

During this webinar, HHSC will provide an update on the protocol and cover next steps. HHSC is continuing to negotiate the details of the DSRIP RHP Planning Protocol with CMS.

You can log in online to view the slides and listen to the audio conference through computer speakers OR call in for the audio portion. If you dial in, you should do so 15 minutes prior to the start of the webinar. You will be automatically connected to the meeting room and will hear music until the webinar starts.

To access the webinar, on July 11th at 10 a.m.:

1) Go to www.webex.com

2) Click on Attend Meeting

3) Enter Meeting Number: 805 776 476 (no password necessary)

4) Call 1-800-396-3172 (no password necessary)

HHSC releases Updated Program Funding and Mechanics Protocol

Program Funding and Mechanics (PFM) Protocol

Negotiations with CMS are continuing regarding this protocol. Attached is the most recent draft that HHSC sent to CMS on Friday, June 29.

DSRIP Menu Webinar PowerPoint Presenation

Updated DSRIP Menu Webinar – held Thursday, June 21st:

HHSC sincerely apologizes for the difficulties many people encountered accessing Thursday's webinar on the updated RHP Planning Protocol (DSRIP menu). HHSC has communicated with the vendor, TMF, to ensure that similar issues do not occur in the future. As discussed during the webinar, HHSC is incorporating the Texas DSRIP menu into the California Protocol to expedite CMS approval. The webinar was intended as a preview of what HHSC is preparing to submit to CMS by the end of June. The powerpoint from the webinar meeting is attached. During the first week of July, HHSC will post a recording of the DSRIP webinar and an updated DSRIP menu to the waiver website.

CANCELLED June 26th - Full Region Meeting

We have postponed our RHP 12 Regional planning meeting, originally scheduled for June 26th from 9am to 11am, until we have NEW and definitive information to bring to the group.

As soon as we receive & reevaluate the NEW DSRIP menu and PFM Protocol (to be discussed on Monday’s webinar by HHSC) we will schedule our next regional meeting. Any information we receive between now and then will be posted here on the website.