Monthly Archive: September 2013

Sep 16

EXTENSION UNTIL 09/30/13 FOR NEW DSRIP PROJECTS (FOR DY 3-5)

Dear RHP 2:

Based on information from HHSC provided during our anchor call last week, the deadline for “New” 3-Year DSRIP project proposals will be extended to 5pm CST on Monday, September 30, 2013.

Per HHSC, “Given everything that is going on in the next couple of months, the new “[scoring” requirement] above and the delay in the CMS valuation review, HHSC plans to push back the dates for new project submissions.”  Also attached is the [project template].  Anchors were provided the following information related to action items and dates:

  • Prioritized list of projects for each RHP due sometime in October (exact date TBD)
  • Full projects due early December (exact date TBD)

HHSC plans to provide instructions and templates for completing the prioritized list in late September and for drafting full projects in October.

Please let me know if you have any questions,
Craig

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Sep 16

RHP 2 Weekly Updates; September 16, 2013

Dear Region 2 Performing Providers and other interested Stakeholders:

It is a busy week for our region, so I wanted to send a few reminders:

Post-Award Public Hearings:  [Handout Attached]

  • Monday, September 16, 2013, 1 PM CST
    • Rosenberg Library, 2310 Sealy Street, Galveston, Texas, 77550. Handicap Accessible.

 

  • Wednesday, September 18, 2013, 11 AM CST
    • Lamar University – John Gray Center Building A – Dr. Richard Price Auditorium, 855 Jim Gilligam Way, Beaumont, TX 77710. Handicap Accessible.

Region Conference Call:

  • Monday, September 16, 2013, 4 PM CST

To join, please call: 1.877.226.9790, Participant Code: 3020674.

Thank you,
Craig

Permanent link to this article: https://blogs.utmb.edu/1115/2013/09/16/rhp-2-weekly-updates-september-16-2013/

Sep 09

Region 2 Update Conference Call: Monday, September 16, 2013 at 4 pm CST

Dear Region 2:

HHSC will be hosting a call for anchors this Friday.

As follow-up to this call, I would like to host a RHP 2 conference call on Monday, September 16, 2013 at 4 pm CST to cover the information that we learn on the anchor call and to discuss upcoming regional deadlines related to Performance Logic training, October reporting and new 3-year DSRIP projects. 

To join, please call: 1.877.226.9790, Participant Code: 3020674.

Thank you,
Craig

Permanent link to this article: https://blogs.utmb.edu/1115/2013/09/09/region-2-update-conference-call-monday-september-16-2013-at-4-pm-cst/

Sep 05

CMS DSRIP Phase I review letter – REGION 2

Dear RHP 2:
[Attached] are CMS’s review findings for plan revisions submitted for Region 2 under the 1115 Medicaid Waiver.

You will notice that 30 projects in RHP 2 were under valuation review for DY 2-3, and 28 received a positive reply.  CMS feedback is expected no later than Sunday, September 15, 2013 for the remaining 2 projects which are still under review at this time.

On behalf of Katrina Lambrecht, Vice President and Chief of Staff, and the entire UTMB/Region 2 Waiver Operations team, I would like to take this opportunity to thank you for the tremendous work you have done to help move the region to this point.  This is truly exciting news which allows many performing providers move forward with implementing projects that will transform healthcare delivery in the 16-county region known as RHP 2.

Please let me know if you have any questions or concerns.  My contact information follows my signature.

Thanks,
Craig
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

 

Permanent link to this article: https://blogs.utmb.edu/1115/2013/09/05/cms-dsrip-phase-i-review-letter-region-2/

Sep 04

RHP 2 Notice of Public Meetings – September 16 and 18, 2013

The University of Texas Medical Branch at Galveston (UTMB), Anchor for Region 2 (RHP 2), will hold two (2) public meetings regarding the Texas Healthcare Transformation and Quality Improvement Program (1115 Medicaid Waiver).  These meetings will discuss the status of the previously submitted Delivery System Reform Incentive Payment (DSRIP) projects, the call for new three-year projects and other requirements/topics as mandated.

Meeting notices will be published in local newspapers serving the markets the meetings will be held in, and we will also distribute the notification to the RHP 2 distribution list and post on the regional website (http://www.utmb.edu/1115/).  Stakeholders are encouraged to also share the meeting notice with any interested parties, as both meetings are open to the general public.

Meetings will be:
Monday, September 16, 2013 – 1 pm
Rosenberg Library
Wortham Auditorium
2310 Sealy Street
Galveston, Texas 77550

Wednesday, September 18, 2013 – 11 am
Lamar University
John Gray Center Building A – Dr. Richard Price Auditorium
855 Jim Gilligan Way
Beaumont, Texas 77710

For questions, please contact:
UTMB Waiver Operations Office
409.766.4045

Respectfully,
Craig

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