Dear RHP 2 DSRIP Project Owners:
HHSC has sent me a clarification to share with RHP 2 DSRIP project owners regarding Category 3 (Patient Satisfaction). HHSC is concerned that the following information may have not been communicated clearly on Thursday’s RHP 2 Technical Assistance call.
If the project cover sheet does not identify that there is an issue with Category 3 (Patient Satisfaction) (5C), HHSC’s assumption is that CMS does not have an issue with patient satisfaction for that project and the provider does not need to add a Category 3 outcome (including TBD for a non-hospital provider).
For non-hospital providers that have 5C checked on their cover sheet, they can either:
- Replace patient satisfaction with “TBD”; or,
- Add “TBD” and keep the patient satisfaction outcome as well in order to get their DY 2-3 value back up to its original value (assuming that was the project’s only issue).
If you have any questions, I am here to assist.