May 21st – Program Funding and Mechanics (PFM) Protocol

Program Funding and Mechanics (PFM) Protocol: Earlier this week, HHSC released the draft PFM Protocol, the State’s working document for Delivery System Reform Incentive Payment (DSRIP) requirements. The draft protocol is based on HHSC’s developing approach and is subject to change based on feedback from Texas stakeholders, HHSC leadership and CMS. CMS must approve the protocol before Texas regions can move forward with DSRIP projects. HHSC is seeking public feedback on the draft PFM Protocol by Thursday, May 31, 2012.

May 11th – HHSC Releases New RHP Map

On May 11, 2012, HHSC released a new Preliminary RHP map and named University Medical Center as the anchor for RHP 12. Our request to merge regions 12 & 16 are not reflected on this map. HHSC should have a finalized RHP map by the end of May.

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