7/8/16 Anchor Update

Good morning,

Thank you to everyone who joined us for the Regional Meeting in Galveston; we hope it was beneficial for your ongoing DSRIP efforts.

Please see the brief Anchor update that was issued by HHSC late on Friday, as well as the attachments.  The draft DY6 Core Components questions are now open for review and feedback (due to HHSC by July 22nd); we ask that you copy Jennifer Woodard (jnwoodar@utmb.edu) and/or myself (smseiden@utmb.edu) if you decide to submit feedback.

Also attached is the list of registrants currently showing for the Statewide Learning Collaborative, which will be August 30 & 31 in Austin.  We do have providers looking for additional spots so for those organizations who will not be sending anyone to Austin, please let Bobbie Guyton (bjguyton@utmb.edu) in our office now ASAP.  HHSC has set a registration deadline of August 8th.

A separate email will be coming from me shortly with the Category 3 information referenced below.

 

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

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Dear Anchors,

Here are a few updates:

DY6

  • The attached draft questions for core component reporting milestone reporting were posted yesterday on the waiver website for provider feedback. Please submit any questions or feedback regarding these draft questions to TXHealthcareTransformation@hhsc.state.tx.us by July 22, 2016, and include the subject line: “Core Component Milestone Reporting Question Feedback.”
  • We posted an updated DSRIP Participation Template yesterday, which corrects an issue with calculating IGT for Category 3 outcomes on theDY6 IGT Information  If you have already completed the previous template, the updated template does not need to be used because the change does not impact provider entries.

Statewide Learning Collaborative Summit

  • Please see the attached list of registrants for the 2016 Statewide Learning Collaborative.  The list is organized by RHP and performing provider, including details for the total number of slots allocated per provider (i.e., TPI) as well as the number and name of registrants as of June 28, 2016. As previously described, performing providers that cross regional lines have been assigned to a single RHP in the attached file and were allocated slots based on the total number of projects affiliated with the provider’s TPI.  We have included a reference in the file to guide these providers to the RHP they are assigned to for the purposes of registration.
  • Please work with your regional providers that have not yet registered for the event, noting the deadline to register of August 8th. After this date, HHSC will be redistributing any remaining slots.  HHSC staff will continue to confirm panelist presenters and identify opportunities for additional slots for these individuals.
  • Below is the link to the registration page to share with your providers:

To be guaranteed a spot at the conference, designated individuals must register at https://2016slcsummit.eventbrite.com by Monday, August 8th. The registration passcode is HHSC2016.  Upon completing registration, registrants will receive an e-mail confirming their registration.

Category 3

  • An updated Category 3 Summary Workbook & Goal Calculator and the Category 3 Interim Correction Template for DY5 R2 should be posted this afternoon on the waiver website.  We will send those links to providers and anchors when they are posted, along with some additional guidance for Cat 3 in DY6.
  • The updated Category 3 RHP Summary will be available next week.

As always, please let us know if you have any questions. Have a great weekend!

 

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

DSRIP Category 3 Update – DY6 Operational Details, Updated Category 3 Summary Workbook, & Interim Correction Template Available

Good morning Region 2,

Please see the guidance below on the DY6 Operational Details for Category 3.

Additionally, please note that the latest Interim Correction window for Category 3 is now open.  For your convenience, I’m attaching the correction template and the reporting summary/goal calculator files (which, as stated below, solidifies *most* of the DY6/PY3 targets) below.  If your organization needs to submit a correction, it is due back to the HHSC mailbox by COB on Friday, July 29th.

 

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

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DSRIP Anchors,

The following documents related to Category 3 are now available, and have been sent to providers:

  1. Category Operational Details for DY6 (Attached):
  • This document is an outline of operational details for Category 3 in DY6, intended to provide additional clarification on Category 3 operations prior to finalizing the second rule packet and RHP Planning Protocol for the Transition Year. It contains a general update on Category 3 in DY6, and additional explanation of allowable measurement periods, goal calculation and partial payment.

 

  1. Updated Category 3 Summary Workbook and Goal Calculator (http://www.hhsc.state.tx.us/1115-Waiver-Guideline.shtml Category 3 section, middle of the page):
  • The Category 3 Summary Workbook and Goal Calculator allows providers to review outcome selection details and reporting history at an individual outcome level, as well as calculate achievement and goals if corrections are anticipated. The Category 3 Summary Workbook has received the following updates from the prior version:
    • The “Category 3 Summary” tab has been updated to include April DY5 reporting, MSLC baseline reviews reported to HHSC as complete by 05/31/16, and DY6 goals for most outcomes. DY6 goals for IOS – Survey outcomes using Scenario 2 or Scenario 3 will show as “TBD” pending a final goal setting methodology. Interim correction eligibility, and anticipated October reporting eligibility are also included.
    • The “Goal Calculator” tab now includes DY6 goals and achievement calculations, following the methodology approved in the Transition Year section of the Program Funding and Mechanics (PFM) Protocol.
    • The “Goal Calculator” tab can now be used for both primary category 3 outcomes and Population Focused Priority Measure (PFPM) outcomes. In cases where a provider has a PFPM selected, the goal calculator tab will be applicable to the PFPM outcome only.
  • Providers should review the content of the Category 3 Summary Workbook for accuracy and contact HHSC if there are any errors identified in reporting history, measure selection, measurement periods, milestone structure, approved subsets, and goal calculations. If previously submitted baseline or performance rates are incorrect due to errors in data abstraction or measure specification understanding, providers can submit a correction through the interim correction period if eligible, the October DY5 reporting template if eligible, or through MSLC if applicable.

 

  1. DY5 R2 Category 3 Interim Correction Template (http://www.hhsc.state.tx.us/1115-Waiver-Guideline.shtml Category 3 section, middle of the page):
  • The Category 3 Interim Correction Template is for eligible outcomes that need to submit a correction to prior reporting.
    • As a reminder, the following outcomes are eligible to submit a correction during the interim correction period.
      • P4P outcomes that have previously reported performance and are not under performance review by MSLC. Please note that outcomes with a baseline previously corrected by MSLC may be eligible to submit an interim correction for performance reporting only.
      • Outcomes approved for a custom goal calculation or milestone structure (maintenance, P4P change to P4R due to small volume, HHSC approved alternate achievement request)
    • Providers should complete one template for each eligible outcome needing a correction.
    • Interim correction templates should be submitted to the waiver mailbox by Friday, July 29th. 

Thanks for your continued hard work,

Medicaid/CHIP Transformation Waiver Operations
Texas Health & Human Services Commission

RHP 2 — Learning Collaborative survey link (please complete by July 22nd)

Good morning,

As I mentioned during the Regional meeting last week, we are asking for feedback from all of our Performing Providers on the Learning Collaborative structure (including what you’d like to see us focus on in the future).

The 10-question survey (https://www.surveymonkey.com/r/7Z7B5HZ) will allow us to help plan for DY6 and beyond; we do ask that at least one response per Performing Provider be submitted by Friday, July 22nd.  If you have any questions, please contact me and I’ll be glad to discuss them with you.

 

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

7/1/16 Anchor update

Dear Region 2:

It is not too late for you to RSVP for this Friday’s Regional meeting in Galveston.  The event is Friday, July 8th, and will be held at UTMB’s main campus.  Please note that HHSC Waiver leadership will be attending and updating Region 2 performing providers and stakeholders on the current waiver renewal negotiations with CMS.  Equally important is the discussion that Dr. Laura Rudkin, professor & chair, will lead with the assistance of Dr. Mark Kirschbaum, chief quality safety & clinical information officer.  Drs. Rudkin and Kirschbaum will discuss the Regional Community Needs (re)assessment.  This is a critical part of our regions strategic planning and necessary for considering possible replacement projects and/or project modifications going into Waiver 2.0.

As of today, we have well over 100 attendees registered, so if you have not yet responded, please RSVP your attendance to Bobbie Guyton at bjguyton@utmb.edu.

Please see below for the short update received from HHSC on DY6, and the new information that one (1) of the four (4) Category 1/2 deliverables will be eligible to be reported in the April 2017 cycle.

 

Craig S. Kovacevich, MA
Associate Vice President,
Waiver Operations &
Community Health Plans
UTMB Health
409.766.4047 (Office)
cskovace@utmb.edu

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

 

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Hi, Anchors –

We  wanted to send you a few updates:

  • We haven’t forgotten your request last week for the breakout of SLC registrants per region and we’ll get you that as soon as possible.
  • Anchors will have until December 15, 2016, to submit the regional learning collaborative plan for DY6A.
  • Several anchors and providers have asked if the non-QPI milestones will be eligible for reporting in April 2017.  HHSC does not plan to make either of the two DY6A non-QPI milestones eligible for reporting in April 2017.  However, if a project has an MLIU QPI milestone that is P4R for DY6A, the provider may report the project’s MLIU QPI achievement for the first half of DY6A during the first reporting period for DY6A (April 2017), regardless of whether the provider has achieved the project’s MLIU QPI goal for DY6A. Upon HHSC review and approval of the MLIU QPI milestone, the provider would receive payment for the milestone.  Note that the provider will also need to report the project’s MLIU QPI achievement for all of DY6A during the second reporting period for DY6A (October 2017) as part of semi-annual reporting (SAR).

Please let us know if you have any questions.  Have a fun and safe holiday weekend!

 

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

RHP 2 – DY6 Participation Template

Good afternoon,

HHSC has just wrapped up their webinar on the DY6 Participation Template.  As noted there, this is an ANCHOR-level submission, so the deadline for you to return the completed template to our team is COB on Tuesday, July 19th.  Jennifer Woodard (jnwoodar@utmb.edu) will be coordinating the Regional submission, so please send the completed files to her. This will give us enough time to ensure that any questions about the content have a chance to be addressed prior to submitting to HHSC.

As a reminder, we will be hosting a Regional supplemental webinar on the HHSC-mandated DY6 Participation Template process on Thursday, July 7th at 10:00am CT.  Please come with your questions!

Call-In:                   877.226.9790
Access Code:       3020674

Log-In:                    https://www.webmeeting.att.com
Meeting Number:   8772269790
Code:                     3020674

 

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

Jul 11

7/8/16 Anchor Update

Good morning, Thank you to everyone who joined us for the Regional Meeting in Galveston; we hope it was beneficial for your ongoing DSRIP efforts. Please see the brief Anchor update that was issued by HHSC late on Friday, as well as the attachments.  The draft DY6 Core Components questions are now open for review …

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Jul 11

DSRIP Category 3 Update – DY6 Operational Details, Updated Category 3 Summary Workbook, & Interim Correction Template Available

Good morning Region 2, Please see the guidance below on the DY6 Operational Details for Category 3. Additionally, please note that the latest Interim Correction window for Category 3 is now open.  For your convenience, I’m attaching the correction template and the reporting summary/goal calculator files (which, as stated below, solidifies *most* of the DY6/PY3 …

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Jul 11

RHP 2 — Learning Collaborative survey link (please complete by July 22nd)

Good morning, As I mentioned during the Regional meeting last week, we are asking for feedback from all of our Performing Providers on the Learning Collaborative structure (including what you’d like to see us focus on in the future). The 10-question survey (https://www.surveymonkey.com/r/7Z7B5HZ) will allow us to help plan for DY6 and beyond; we do …

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Jul 06

7/1/16 Anchor update

Dear Region 2: It is not too late for you to RSVP for this Friday’s Regional meeting in Galveston.  The event is Friday, July 8th, and will be held at UTMB’s main campus.  Please note that HHSC Waiver leadership will be attending and updating Region 2 performing providers and stakeholders on the current waiver renewal …

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Jun 29

RHP 2 – DY6 Participation Template

Good afternoon, HHSC has just wrapped up their webinar on the DY6 Participation Template.  As noted there, this is an ANCHOR-level submission, so the deadline for you to return the completed template to our team is COB on Tuesday, July 19th.  Jennifer Woodard (jnwoodar@utmb.edu) will be coordinating the Regional submission, so please send the completed …

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Jun 28

RHP2: DY6 DSRIP Participation Template (Summer Form) and Companion Document now available

Good morning Region 2, The DY6 DSRIP Participation Template (Summer Form) and DY6 DRIP Participation Template Companion Document are now available on HHSC’s website at the following link http://www.hhsc.state.tx.us/1115-Waiver-Guideline.shtml. As a reminder, HHSC will be hosting a webinar on this topic tomorrow afternoon. Topic:             DSRIP DY6 Participation Template Date:              Wednesday, June …

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Jun 27

RHP 2 – 6/24/16 Anchor Call Notes

Good afternoon Region 2, The Anchor notes for the call held June 24th are attached.  We strongly encourage you to review them, with special focus on the following items: Page 1: IGT settlement for DY5 April reporting is July 1st (Friday) Organizations with metrics selected for Compliance review in this selection round have been notified.  …

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Jun 23

Webinar on DY6 DSRIP Participation Template – date changed to June 29, 2016

Good afternoon Region 2, Please note that HHSC has changed the date of the upcoming DY6 Participation Template webinar.  It will now be Wednesday, June 29th instead of Thursday, June 30th. All other links and dial-in instructions remain as previously announced.   Susan Seidensticker, BSIE, MSHAI, CPHQ, CSSBB, PMP Director, Waiver Quality Operations University of …

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Jun 22

HHSC has scheduled a Webinar regarding DY6 Participation Template

Good afternoon Region 2, Please see the information received from HHSC regarding the DY6 Participation Template.  Per what I was told by a member of the HHSC staff yesterday, we can expect the response window to be open for completing the template(s) from June 27 – July 22.  We strongly encourage every organization to try …

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Jun 17

ACTION NEEDED: Statewide Learning Collaborative Survey due by 07/01/16

Dear Region 2 Providers, Please see the below request from HHSC.  The requested date for survey responses is COB, Friday, July 1, 2016. THIS IS IMPORTANT… As a member of both your anchor team and the HHSC Clinical Champions Workgroup, I encourage your feedback! The HHSC planning team is striving to ensure that the 2016 …

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