June 19th - Region 12 Full Region Meeting

We will host a full region meeting on June 26th, 2012 beginning at 9:00 a.m.

In an effort to reduce travel time, we have worked with Texas Tech Health Sciences Center to arrange a two location meeting. There will be a location at the TTUHSC – Amarillo 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.

AMARILLO LOCATION

Texas Tech University Health Sciences Center

School of Pharmacy Academic Center (PAC) Building – Room 1110

1300 South Coulter

Amarillo, Tx

LUBBOCK LOCATION

Texas Tech University Health Sciences Center

Room – Academic Classroom Building 110

3601 4th Street

Lubbock, Tx

The agenda for this meeting will be published at a later date

June 18th - DSRIP Project Submission

PERFORMING PROVIDER DSRIP PROJECT PLAN SUBMISSION

Our RHP must be submitted to HHSC by September 1st. In order to have enough time to compile the full RHP plan and get it to HHSC by this date, we are asking that each performing provider submit their project plans to the anchor by August 3rd . However, we encourage you to submit them as soon as you have them ready. We will begin soliciting feedback from the State as they come in.

HHSC Announces Updated Program Funding and Mechanics (PFM) Protocol Webinar

Updated Program Funding and Mechanics (PFM) Protocol Webinar – June 25, 3:30-5pm Central:

Thank you also to those who submitted feedback on the draft PFM Protocol. 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 through June and July. Participants can choose to login online or to only call-in.

To access the webinar, on June 25 at 3:30pm:

1) Go to www.webex.com

2) Click on Attend Meeting

3) Enter Meeting Number: 804 694 814 (no password necessary)

4) Call 1-888-884-2150

HHSC Announces Updated DSRIP Menu Webinar

Updated DSRIP Menu Webinar – June 21, 11am-12:30pm Central:

Thank you to all who submitted feedback on the draft DSRIP menu. HHSC received hundreds of comments and incorporated suggestions that are reasonable, meet the goals of the waiver, and have data available. During the webinar, HHSC and the Texas Medical Foundation will review the new document, the process used in updating it, and next steps. HHSC currently is finalizing the document to be shared with the Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services (CMS) and stakeholders by early July. Participants can choose to login online or to only call-in. All participants will receive the same information and can participate in the Questions-and-Answers session.

To access the webinar, on June 21 at 11am:

1) Go to www.webex.com

2) Click on Attend Meeting

3) Enter Meeting Number: 804 346 786 (no password necessary)

4) Call 1-888-884-2150

June 4th - Final RHP Map and Anchor list

In developing the RHP map and anchor list, HHSC worked with the regions in contention and held a public hearing on May 17, 2012. Please note that to reflect patient flow, an IGT entity may fund a performing provider in a contiguous RHP based on certain principles. For instance, total computable payment must stay with the recipient, and the project must be included in the performing provider’s RHP plan.

In order to meet the September 1, 2012 RHP plan submission deadline, HHSC encourages all RHPs to begin or continue developing plans—including assessing community needs, reviewing the draft Delivery System Reform Incentive Payment (DSRIP) project menu and draft Program Funding and Mechanics (PFM) Protocol, and estimating possible funding levels. In June and July, HHSC plans to negotiate with our federal partner, the Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services, detailed waiver requirements including both the DSRIP menu and PFM Protocol. Because CMS approval of RHP plans is contingent on these protocols, HHSC will continue to update stakeholders on a regular basis regarding the CMS negotiations.

HHSC recognizes the timeline for implementing the 1115 Transformation waiver is very tight and very much appreciates your patience in this new process.