Performing providers should have received the notice below from HHSC. Please read the instructions carefully to avoid any issues with your DSRIP projects. Failure to adhere to the requirements, may result in project penalties and/or disruptions.
HHSC has tasked the anchors to receive and compile all spreadsheets. In order to meet HHSC’s deadline, RHP 2 has established a regional deadline of 5 pm, Monday December 2, 2013. Please send your completed spreadsheets to Bobbie Guyton at email@example.com with a cc: to Mary Gonzalez at firstname.lastname@example.org. The anchor team will compile all submissions into the master file and submit to HHSC on/before the deadline.
We strongly encourage you to take advantage of the HHSC Phase 4 webinar today, Wednesday, November 06, 2013 at 10 am (webinar information below).
DSRIP Phase 4 Webinar
Wednesday, November 6, 2013, 10:00am – 12:00pm CST
1) Go to www.webex.com
2) Click on Attend Meeting
3) Enter Meeting Number: 805 595 877 (no password necessary)
4) Call (no password necessary)
To join the audio conference: 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. Please note that when a large number of people are trying to access the webinar/audio conference at the same time you may have difficulty logging on, so please try again if you get an error message.
If you have additional questions, please reach out to HHSC via the waiver mailbox at: email@example.com or contact our office at: 409-766-4045 for assistance.
Performing Providers and Anchors,
Thank you for your October Reporting submissions. The HHSC and concurrent CMS review is getting underway.
The purpose of this message is to provide information needed for Phase 4 of RHP Plan Review. The timeline for submission to HHSC is Friday, Dec. 6. We are requesting that the submissions come from Anchors.
The files you will need to complete Phase 4 are now posted on the HHSC waiver website at this link: http://www.hhsc.state.tx.us/1115-Waiver-Guideline.shtml. A Companion document with instructions is also posted. Since the files are too large for e-mail transmission, once the files are completed, anchors will send to Deloitte via email or by mailing a CD or USB drive to HHSC.
There are three major activities included in Phase 4:
- Priority technical corrections from the RHP Plan review by HHSC and CMS.
- Technical changes needed for DY 3-5 milestones to have quantifiable metrics for payment.
- Opportunity to submit Plan Modification Requests.
Per the Program Funding and Mechanics Protocol, all corrections requested in Phase 4 (items 1 and 2 above) must be addressed by the provider and approved by HHSC and CMS in order for a project to be eligible for DSRIP payment starting in DY 3.
Please note that any Priority Technical Corrections related to Category 3 will be addressed at a later date. HHSC is continuing to work with CMS to finalize Category 3 outcomes. We are working towards Category 3 implementation that is feasible for providers for current timelines for the remaining demonstration years. We do anticipate that, due to focus on reviewing DY 2 October Reporting in November, that further communication on Category 3 will occur in December.
For Plan Modification Requests, the Companion document specifies that HHSC will prioritize Plan Modification requests that impact DY 3. The next round of plan modification requests will be accepted by HHSC in June 2014 (specific date to be determined). The June 2014 plan modification requests may apply to DY 4 and/or DY 5. If a performing provider needs to modify a project only for DY 4-5 (not DY 3), HHSC strongly recommends that the plan modifications be submitted in June 2014 rather than December 2013 to avoid duplicate work both for the provider and HHSC. If a provider submits a plan modification for DY 4-5 only in December 2013, HHSC will prioritize review of the request after requests for plan modifications that include DY 3. (It may take HHSC longer than 30 days to take action on a plan modification request for DY4-5 submitted in December.)
As always, please send any questions you have to the Waiver mailbox (firstname.lastname@example.org). Please specify “Phase 4” and which major Phase 4 area you have a question about (Priority Technical Correction, Non-quantifiable Metrics, or Plan Modification) in the subject line. We are planning staff time for responding to questions.
Thank you for your continued work to transform healthcare in Texas.
Healthcare Transformation Waiver Operations
Texas Health and Human Services Commission