HHSC Waiver Renewal Page: Opportunity for Public Comment

HHSC has updated their Waiver Renewal webpage to include the 1115 Waiver Extension Application Draft with supporting documents.HHSC will be taking comments on this draft document during July at the statewide public meetings. HHSC will post a survey link on the Waiver Renewal website for stakeholders to provide feedback and comments on the waiver extension draft. 

Documents available on the HHSC website include: 

As a reminder the public meeting in RHP 12 will be held on Friday, July 24, 2015 at the Region 16-Educational Services Center (5800 Bell Street, Amarillo, TX  79109).  The meeting will start at 1:00 PM in the Lecture Hall.  

Public Comments on the waiver extension application can be made by 

  • Attending a public meeting 
  • Registering for the webinar (July 23, 2015- 9:30 am - 11:30 am)
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3-Year Project Change Request for DY-5

HHSC has recently posted materials for the 3-Year Project Change Request.  The forms can be access below:

In addition HHSC host a webinar on July 2, 2015 to outline the process for this change request.  A recording of the webinar can be accessed by clicking here.  It is important to note, changes that reduce QPI or MLIU will be subject to a secondary review by Myers & Strauffer, and may result in project valuation being reduced.  The timeline for 3-Year Project Change Request is outlined below:

  • July 17, 2015 – Final date for anchors/ providers to submit questions regarding change requests to HHSC.
  • July 27, 2015 – Anchors submit completed Change Request Forms (CRFs) and revised project narratives to HHSC.
  • Early October 2015 – HHSC sends anchors/ providers feedback.
  • November 18, 2015 – Anchors submit responses to HHSC feedback.
  • Late January/ Early February 2016 – HHSC sends anchors/ providers final determinations.

June 30, 2015 Monthly Status Call

The monthly status call that was held on June 30, 2015 is now available.  To access this call or any other past calls click here.  

DSRIP in Action- Medical Arts Hospital, Lamesa, TX

RHP 12 hosted its first “DSRIP in Action” event last Wednesday, June, 17th at Medical Arts Hospital. The team at Medical Arts Hospital showcased their new specialty clinic that provides space for 12 different specialties from urology to cardiology.   In addition the new space has allowed for the expansion of services and the development of a women’s imaging center in Lamesa. 

We want to thank all of you who made it out for the event. The attendance roster is available here if you need it to support metric achievement.

We will host our 2nd DSRIP in Action Event on Wednesday, August 12, 2015 in Childress, Texas. Childress Regional Medical Center will host us and will showcase their palliative care project. Below is a tentative agenda for this event. Please note that it will start an hour later than the Lamesa event. Please click here to register for the event.

10:00 am -10:15 am     Welcome and Introduction

10:15 am -11:00 am     Project Highlight (Palliative Care)

11:00 am -11:30 am     Forum Discussion about Project

11:30 am -12:30 pm     Networking Lunch

12:30 pm - 2:00 pm     Regional DSRIP Discussion (Regionally and across the state)

3-Year Project Change Request

The 3-Year Project Change Request process for DY5 is anticipated to begin on Monday, June 29, 2015.  HHSC will post the relevant materials (companion document, Change Request Form [CRF], etc.) to the Transformation Waiver website on Monday, June 29, and is tentatively planning to hold a webinar to explain the process on Thursday, July 2, at 10:00 am.

Please let us know if you plan to submit a change request and/or would like individual technical assistance with the process. We are here to assist with the process if needed.

Each RHP’s change request submissions will be due to HHSC by Monday, July 27, 2015.