Reminder: Registration Open for The 2017 Care Transitions Summit, Hosted by UTMB on Friday, March 24, 2017

This summit has been designed to offer an opportunity for providers at all levels, including those working outside of DSRIP, to come together and discuss strategies to strengthen the quality of care provided to patients. We expect participation from a wide variety of regional constituents, including administrative and clinical leaders and front-line staff from hospitals, nursing homes, rehabilitation facilities, skilled nursing facilities, and home health agencies. We also encourage participation from our behavioral healthcare providers and community physician partners, as we all contribute to the concept of “whole person wellness.”

To register for the event, please visit: https://www.surveymonkey.com/r/DDVMBT2. Registration on/before Monday, March 20, 2017 will assist with final preparations, including catering requirements. Please note that efforts are in progress to potentially offer continuing nursing education (CNE) hours for attendees in conjunction with UTMB’s School of Nursing.  If you have additional questions, please contact a member of UTMB’s Care Transitions Summit planning team: Susan Seidensticker (smseiden@utmb.edu), Fred Lopez (felopez@utmb.edu) or Michael Leger (jmleger@utmb.edu).

This cross-organizational outreach has the potential to truly move the needle on readmissions; so, I hope you accept our invitation to participate on March 24th.

 

Region 2 DSRIP DY7/8 PFM Discussion

The RHP 2 Anchor team hosted a discussion and Q&A session regarding the HHSC Program Funding Mechanics (PFM) proposal for DY7 and 8 on February 14th, which served as a follow-up for the HHSC webinar conducted on February 9th.  Attached is are the minutes and the PFM.

 

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

 

DSRIP DY7/8 PFM Discussion – Region 2

RHP 2,

Please find today’s DSRIP DY 7/8 PFM Discussion Webinar slides attached as well as the PFM document the feedback must address. The HHSC PFM feedback survey link is https://www.surveymonkey.com/r/MMBZ6P7 and can be found on the HHSC Medicaid 1115 Waiver website at https://hhs.texas.gov/laws-regulations/policies-rules/waivers/medicaid-1115-waiver as well as all other applicable documents and updates that are currently available for review. The survey must be completed by COB on 02/28/2017 (2 weeks from now)  for the feedback to be considered by HHSC.

Please feel free to reach out to our office with any questions you may have.

Thank you,
Andrew T. Herndon, MHA, CSSGB
Senior Management Analyst
Waiver Operations
Office of the President
UTMB Health
301 University Blvd. Galveston, TX 77555-0985
Office: 409-766-4044 Cell: 979-204-8526
Fax: 409-747-0896 atherndo@utmb.edu

 

DSRIP DY7-8 PFM Webinar-Thursday, February 9, 2017

Webinar

HHSC will be holding a webinar to discuss the requirements in the draft DSRIP Program Funding and Mechanics (PFM) Protocol for DYs 7-8.  The draft PFM has been posted on the waiver website (https://hhs.texas.gov/sites/hhs/files//documents/laws-regulations/policies-rules/1115-waiver/DRAFT-PFM-Protocol-DY7-8_20170131.pdf).

Topic:                    DSRIP DY7 and DY8 Webinar                        

Date:                     Thursday, February 9, 2017

Time:                     2:30-4:00PM, Central Standard Time

Speakers:            Ardas Khalsa, Noelle Gaughen, and Emily Sentilles

To join the online meeting:

1) Go to Join WebEx meeting

2) Enter name, email address, and any other required fields.

Notes:

  • HHSC is using a different webinar platform for this webinar, so you may want allow plenty of time to log in to make sure you will not have any difficulties.
  • If you are not able to access the webinar in Internet Explorer, you may need to use Google Chrome or another browser.
  • The webinar will be recorded and posted if you are not able to attend the live webinar.
  • Additional details are provided below:
    • Meeting Number: 667 772 226
    • Event Password: 3jfTJjcM
    • Conference Call #:  888-220-3091
    • Conference Call Passcode:  9971094

Online Survey

HHSC has posted an online survey for stakeholder feedback on the Draft DSRIP DY7-8 PFM: https://www.surveymonkey.com/r/MMBZ6P7

The survey will close on February 28th.  We encourage you to wait until after the February 9th webinar before completing the survey.

FOR REVIEW: HHSC Requests Additional 21 Month Waiver Extension from CMS

Attached is the letter sent from HHSC to the Centers for Medicaid and Medicaid Services regarding the state’s Section 1115 Demonstration Waiver. It seeks continuation past the initial 15 month extension for an additional 21 months.

 Craig S. Kovacevich, MA

 Associate Vice President

Waiver Operations & Community Health Plans

Office of the President

The University of Texas Medical Branch at Galveston

 Representing

UTMB Multi-Share, UTMB ChoiceONE Select and UTMB HealthCare Systems

Region 2, 1115 Medicaid Waiver

University of Texas Medical Branch

301 University Blvd., Galveston, TX 77555-0985

P 409.766.4047 M 281.806.0347

F 409.747.0896 E cskovace@utmb.edu

 

Feb 16

Reminder: Registration Open for The 2017 Care Transitions Summit, Hosted by UTMB on Friday, March 24, 2017

This summit has been designed to offer an opportunity for providers at all levels, including those working outside of DSRIP, to come together and discuss strategies to strengthen the quality of care provided to patients. We expect participation from a wide variety of regional constituents, including administrative and clinical leaders and front-line staff from hospitals, …

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Feb 15

Region 2 DSRIP DY7/8 PFM Discussion

The RHP 2 Anchor team hosted a discussion and Q&A session regarding the HHSC Program Funding Mechanics (PFM) proposal for DY7 and 8 on February 14th, which served as a follow-up for the HHSC webinar conducted on February 9th.  Attached is are the minutes and the PFM.   Susan Seidensticker, BSIE, MSHAI, CPHQ, CSSBB, PMP …

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Feb 15

DSRIP DY7/8 PFM Discussion – Region 2

RHP 2, Please find today’s DSRIP DY 7/8 PFM Discussion Webinar slides attached as well as the PFM document the feedback must address. The HHSC PFM feedback survey link is https://www.surveymonkey.com/r/MMBZ6P7 and can be found on the HHSC Medicaid 1115 Waiver website at https://hhs.texas.gov/laws-regulations/policies-rules/waivers/medicaid-1115-waiver as well as all other applicable documents and updates that are …

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Feb 09

DSRIP DY7-8 PFM Webinar-Thursday, February 9, 2017

Webinar HHSC will be holding a webinar to discuss the requirements in the draft DSRIP Program Funding and Mechanics (PFM) Protocol for DYs 7-8.  The draft PFM has been posted on the waiver website (https://hhs.texas.gov/sites/hhs/files//documents/laws-regulations/policies-rules/1115-waiver/DRAFT-PFM-Protocol-DY7-8_20170131.pdf). Topic:                    DSRIP DY7 and DY8 Webinar                         Date:                     Thursday, February 9, 2017 Time:                     2:30-4:00PM, Central Standard Time Speakers:            Ardas Khalsa, Noelle …

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Permanent link to this article: https://blogs.utmb.edu/1115/2017/02/09/dsrip-dy7-8-pfm-webinar-thursday-february-9-2017/

Feb 08

FOR REVIEW: HHSC Requests Additional 21 Month Waiver Extension from CMS

Attached is the letter sent from HHSC to the Centers for Medicaid and Medicaid Services regarding the state’s Section 1115 Demonstration Waiver. It seeks continuation past the initial 15 month extension for an additional 21 months.  Craig S. Kovacevich, MA  Associate Vice President Waiver Operations & Community Health Plans Office of the President The University …

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Permanent link to this article: https://blogs.utmb.edu/1115/2017/02/08/for-review-hhsc-requests-additional-21-month-waiver-extension-from-cms/

Jan 25

1/20/17 Anchor Update

Please see the email below that was received from HHSC. HHSC confirmed the October DY5 metric payment dates. HHSC also confirmed the date for final determination on any outstanding NMIs from October reporting. Please review the Category 3 Reporting Summary and Goal Calculator file (the second file available in the Category 3 section at https://hhs.texas.gov/laws-regulations/policies-rules/waivers/medicaid-1115-waiver/1115-medicaid-waiver-tools-guidelines-regional-healthcare-partnership-participants) …

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Permanent link to this article: https://blogs.utmb.edu/1115/2017/01/25/12017-anchor-update/

Dec 20

Important 1115 Waiver (DSRIP) Updates

Please see the main notes of interest recently received from HHSC bulleted below, as well as the RHP2 Waiver Office holiday schedule*. Additional information is attached related to financial and reporting information. If you have any questions or comments, please feel free to reach out to me personally. Waiver Renewal HHSC is planning on submitting …

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Permanent link to this article: https://blogs.utmb.edu/1115/2016/12/20/important-1115-waiver-dsrip-updates/

Dec 20

TIME SENSITIVE INFORMATION: DY5 DSRIP IGT Notification for January 2017 Payment

Dear RHP 2: It is very important for you or the appropriate person in your organization to review the message below from the HHSC Rate Analysis department regarding your October DY5 IGT notification. Please see specific instruction below of where to send specific types of questions: TXHealthcareTransformation@hhsc.state.tx.us or Rate_Analysis_DSRIP_Payments@hhsc.state.tx.us Additionally, you can always reach out …

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Permanent link to this article: https://blogs.utmb.edu/1115/2016/12/20/time-sensitive-information-dy5-dsrip-igt-notification-for-january-2017-payment/

Dec 12

1115 Waiver – RHP 2 12/9/16 Anchor Notes & Reporting Results

Good afternoon Region 2: I’ve attached the notes from Friday’s Anchor call with HHSC and highlighted a couple of important topics and deadlines for you below. October DY5 Reporting HHSC finished initial review and sent individual results to providers on Friday.  Each performing provider should have received an email Friday afternoon that summarized the findings …

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Permanent link to this article: https://blogs.utmb.edu/1115/2016/12/12/1115-waiver-rhp-2-12916-anchor-notes-reporting-results/

Dec 02

Important Dates for 2017 DSH and DY 6 UC

Please see the information below from HHSC regarding pertinent dates for 2017 DSH and DY 6 UC: Providers, The purpose of this email is to inform you of the upcoming dates that pertain to the 2017 DSH and UC programs. Below is a timeline of significant dates that all providers need to be aware of: …

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