HHSC Presenations from Friday

You can view the PowerPoint presentations from the HHSC webinars presented on Friday at the links below.

RHP DSRIP Planning Protocol (DSRIP menu) presentation

Program Mechanics and Funding Protocol (PFM) presentation

HHSC Hosted Webinars - Friday, September 7th

The Program Funding and Mechanics (PFM) Protocol and the RHP Planning Protocol (DSRIP menu)serve as the basis for RHP Plan development.  The PFM Protocol has received federal approval from Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services (CMS). The RHP Planning Protocol is expected to be finalized by mid-September. RHP Plans are due to HHSC no later than October 31, 2012.


The following information related to the PFM Protocol is on the website: the DSRIP Pass 1 hospital allocations, list of safety net hospitals, and minimum private hospital DSRIP funding by RHP to be eligible for Pass 2. The federally approved PFM protocol will be posted on the waiver website under “Tools and Guidelines for Regional Healthcare Partnership Participants” athttp://www.hhsc.state.tx.us/1115-waiver.shtml.


HHSC is hosting two webinars to provide information on these two protocols on Friday September 7:


RHP Planning Protocol Webinar from 10:00 a.m. – 11:30 a.m.:

1) Go to www.webex.com

2) Click on Attend Meeting

3) Enter Meeting Number: 288 570 599(no password necessary)

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


PFM Protocol Webinar from 1:30 pm – 3:00 p.m.:

1) Go to www.webex.com

2) Click on Attend Meeting

3) Enter Meeting Number: 285 129 690 (no password necessary)

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


Participants can choose to log in online to view the slides and listen to the audio conference OR to call in only for the audio portion.  Participants should dial in to the audio portion of the meeting 15 minutes prior to the start of the Webinar. They automatically will be connected to the meeting room and will hear music until the start of the webinar.

RESCHEDULED- September 6th Regional Planning Meeting moved to September 13th

We will not have a Regional Planning meeting on Thursday, August 6th from 2-4 p.m.

This time was original reserved for a regional meeting pending updated information. HHSC does have updated information but they will be hosting webinars on Friday, September 7th, to cover the updates therefore we will not duplicate those efforts.

We will have a LIVE, face to face, regional planning meeting on Thursday, September 13th from 2-4 p.m. This meeting will be held at two locations: Texas Tech HSC Lubbock and Texas Tech HSC Amarillo.

1.      Texas Tech HSC Lubbock, Academic Classroom Building Room 120

2.      Texas Tech HSC Amarillo, School of Pharmacy Building Room 107


Pass 1 Hospital Allocations Spreadsheet

The state has posted a Pass 1 Hospital Allocation spreadsheet.

HHSC must finalize individual hospital allocations by early September so RHPs and Performing Providers have that information as they develop RHP Plans and complete electronic workbooks required with plan submission. If your hospital participated in the DSH program in federal fiscal year (FFY) 2012 or the former Hospital UPL program in FFY 2011 and the hospital is not listed, please send an email to This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. by Aug. 31, 2012. Note: If hospitals are added to the list, individual hospital allocations may be reduced.

PFM & DSRIP Planning Protocol Updates

HHSC submitted updated PFM protocols & DSRIP planning menu’s for CAT 1 & 2 to CMS last week.

PFM Protocol - UPDATED 8.20.2012

DRAFT CAT 1 DSRIP Planning Menu - UPDATED 8.22.2012

DRAFT CAT 2 DSRIP Planning Menu - UPDATED 8.22.2012

Please note that these documents are NOT final and will change.