UTMB Hosting Special Lecture: Reducing Readmissions by Safe Care Transition

Dear RHP 2 Performing Providers & Stakeholders:

 

UTMB will be hosting a special lecture on Friday morning, September 5, 2014 at 8 am on our main campus in Galveston.  All RHP 2 Stakeholders are welcome to attend this lecture which will focus on “Reducing Readmissions by Safe Care Transition.”  Please see the [attached documen]t with additional details, including the speaker’s profile.

 

If you have any questions or need additional information, please do not hesitate to contact me or a member of the Region 2 1115 Waiver Office team.

 

DSRIP Webinar – Risk Adjustment for Cat 3 – August 28th 1:00 – 2:30

HHSC is hosting a webinar on DSRIP Risk Adjustment Methodology for Category 3

[Presentation]

Date: Thursday, August 28, 2014
Time: 1:00 – 2:30pm, Central Daylight Time

Speaker(s):  Jennifer Woodard (HHSC) and Lisa Lyons (3M) 

To join the online meeting:

1) Go to www.webex.com

2) Click on Attend Meeting

3) Enter Meeting Number: 803 411 043 (no password necessary)

4) Call 800-396-3172

To join the audio conference only: All participants should dial 800-396-3172 (no password necessary). You will be placed directly into the audio conference.

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.

If you experience technical difficulties accessing the webinar or should you have any questions, please email waiver staff at: TXHealthcareTransformation@hhsc.state.tx.us.

Amanda Broden
Healthcare Transformation Waiver Operations
Medicaid/CHIP
Texas Health and Human Services Commission

 

Thank you,
-Craig 

Craig S. Kovacevich, MA
Associate Vice President,
Waiver Operations &
Community Health Plans
UTMB Health 

281.806.0347 (Cell)
409.766.4047 (Office)
cskovace@utmb.edu

Representing:
1115 Medicaid Waiver – RHP 2
UTMB Community Health Plans

1115 Waiver: Status of The DSH/UC Tool

Below is communication from HHSC.

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Providers, Government Entities, and Anchors,
In a recent correspondence, HHSC stated the DY 3 Tool would be sent to all providers who requested one beginning July 30th.  To avoid systemic issues, HHSC sent the datato pre-populate the DY 3 tools to several consultants throughout the industry to review.  After receiving feedback, we found several minor issues with the queries used to gather the data.  We are working to ensure that all issues are resolved before populating and dispensing the DY 3 tools.  All tools will be sent to providers beginning Monday, August 18, 2014.  HHSC will modify all submission deadlines in accordance with the release date, and will communicate the revised timeline to providers when the tool is released. Thank you for your patience and participation in the supplemental payment programs

Thank You,
Mance Fine

RHP 2 – July 21, 2014 – Plan Modification Technical Call Follow-up

Dear All Performing Providers, 

Thank you to those that participated in the RHP 2 Plan Modification Technical Call earlier this morning. We are following-up with the PowerPoint that was presented and adding a couple of additional documents to this email for your reference. 

The attached documents are as follows:

  1. RHP 2 Plan Modification Technical Call PowerPoint [Attachment]
  2. A copy of the completed example that HHSC filled out in their webinar (This way you do not have to scroll through the video in order to see their examples) [Attachment]
  3. The change request form [Attachment]

If you have any additional questions, please don’t hesitate to contact our Anchor office. 

Thank you, 

Andrew T. Herndon, MHA
Management Analyst
Waiver Operations
Office of the President
UTMB Health
(979)-204-8526 (Cell)
(409)-766-4044 (Office)
atherndo@utmb.edu

RHP 2 – Category 3 Technical Assistance Call with HHSC

Good afternoon, 

HHSC released the Category 3 feedback to RHP 2 yesterday – files are to be returned to HHSC by close of business on Monday, August 4, 2014. 

  • If your selection(s) were approved for use as described and you do not wish to make any changes, you are all set.
  • If your selection(s) were approved for use with additional provider clarification or if the measure was not currently approved as described, we have coordinated a technical assistance (TA) call with HHSC for this Friday, July 25,2014 from 9:00am-11:00am.

Dial-In:                877.226.9790

Access Code:     3020674

o   A separate invite will be issued momentarily.  Please forward to the appropriate members of your team.

o   HHSC has asked that we try to give them some idea of the questions that RHP 2 has ahead of time, so please send the questions you intend to ask to me (smseiden@utmb.edu) by Thursday, July 24,2014 at 2:00pm.

Susan Seidensticker, BSIE, MSHAI, CPHQ, CSSBB, PMP
Director, Waiver Quality Operations
University of Texas Medical Branch (UTMB)
Shearn Moody, 9th Floor
409-766-4041
smseiden@utmb.edu

Sep 02

UTMB Hosting Special Lecture: Reducing Readmissions by Safe Care Transition

Dear RHP 2 Performing Providers & Stakeholders:   UTMB will be hosting a special lecture on Friday morning, September 5, 2014 at 8 am on our main campus in Galveston.  All RHP 2 Stakeholders are welcome to attend this lecture which will focus on “Reducing Readmissions by Safe Care Transition.”  Please see the [attached documen]t …

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Aug 18

DSRIP Webinar – Risk Adjustment for Cat 3 – August 28th 1:00 – 2:30

HHSC is hosting a webinar on DSRIP Risk Adjustment Methodology for Category 3 [Presentation] Date: Thursday, August 28, 2014 Time: 1:00 – 2:30pm, Central Daylight Time Speaker(s):  Jennifer Woodard (HHSC) and Lisa Lyons (3M)  To join the online meeting: 1) Go to www.webex.com 2) Click on Attend Meeting 3) Enter Meeting Number: 803 411 043 …

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Permanent link to this article: http://blogs.utmb.edu/1115/2014/08/18/dsrip-webinar-risk-adjustment-for-cat-3-august-28th-100-230/

Aug 07

1115 Waiver: Status of The DSH/UC Tool

Below is communication from HHSC. ************************* Providers, Government Entities, and Anchors, In a recent correspondence, HHSC stated the DY 3 Tool would be sent to all providers who requested one beginning July 30th.  To avoid systemic issues, HHSC sent the datato pre-populate the DY 3 tools to several consultants throughout the industry to review.  After …

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Permanent link to this article: http://blogs.utmb.edu/1115/2014/08/07/1115-waiver-status-of-the-dshuc-tool/

Jul 22

RHP 2 – July 21, 2014 – Plan Modification Technical Call Follow-up

Dear All Performing Providers,  Thank you to those that participated in the RHP 2 Plan Modification Technical Call earlier this morning. We are following-up with the PowerPoint that was presented and adding a couple of additional documents to this email for your reference.  The attached documents are as follows: RHP 2 Plan Modification Technical Call …

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Permanent link to this article: http://blogs.utmb.edu/1115/2014/07/22/rhp-2-july-21-2014-plan-modification-technical-call-follow-up/

Jul 21

RHP 2 – Category 3 Technical Assistance Call with HHSC

Good afternoon,  HHSC released the Category 3 feedback to RHP 2 yesterday – files are to be returned to HHSC by close of business on Monday, August 4, 2014.  If your selection(s) were approved for use as described and you do not wish to make any changes, you are all set. If your selection(s) were …

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Permanent link to this article: http://blogs.utmb.edu/1115/2014/07/21/rhp-2-category-3-technical-assistance-call-with-hhsc/

Jul 03

HHSC Webinar on Plan Modifications and Technical Change Requests – 7/10/14, 2:00-3:30pm CST

Please see below from HHSC.  Please contact HHSC at: TXHealthcareTransformation@hhsc.state.tx.us with any questions. Thanks! Craig – – – – – – – – – – – – – – – – – – – – – – – – – – – – – – – – – – – Anchors, I sent the announcement …

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Jul 03

Registration Now Open: 1115 WAIVER Statewide Learning Collaborative Summit

Dear RHP 2 Providers: Please see the registration information below for the 1115 Waiver Statewide Learning Collaborative Summit to be held in Austin, Texas on Tuesday and Wednesday, September 9 and 10, 2014. I am pleased to let you know that HHSC has ensured that every DSRIP performing provider will have an opportunity to participate …

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Permanent link to this article: http://blogs.utmb.edu/1115/2014/07/03/registration-now-open-1115-waiver-statewide-learning-collaborative-summit/

Jul 03

1115 Waiver Reminders, Updates and Anchor Meeting Notes

Dear RHP 2: My apologies for the delay in sending last week’s anchor notes; but, I was anticipating additional information on Category 3 to share at the same time. Since we do not yet have our regional feedback, and many of you are planning for a long holiday weekend, I am sending the attached notes …

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Permanent link to this article: http://blogs.utmb.edu/1115/2014/07/03/1115-waiver-reminders-updates-anchor-meeting-notes/

Jun 25

RHP 2 April DY3 Overall Reporting Results

Dear RHP 2 Performing Providers & Stakeholders:   On behalf of Katrina Lambrecht, JD, MBA, Vice President of Institutional Strategic Initiatives for the University of Texas Medical Branch at Galveston (UTMB), and the entire Anchor Office team, I would like to congratulate the performing providers in RHP 2 for the outstanding success with Demonstration Year …

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Permanent link to this article: http://blogs.utmb.edu/1115/2014/06/25/rhp-2-april-dy3-overall-reporting-results/

Jun 24

DY3 April Reporting Results for Region 2 – Now In Process

Dear RHP 2 Performing Providers: HHSC is in process of sending out the April DY3 reporting results directly to those individuals who the state has listed as performing provider contacts.  As anchor of RHP 2, Katrina Lambrecht and I are also receiving courtesy copies of all correspondence sent to performing providers in our region.  If …

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