March 2014 archive

Mar 31

DY3 April Reporting – April 8, 10:00 – 11:30 CST

HHSC is hosting a webinar on DY3 April Reporting.

Participant instructions:
1) Go to

2) Click on Attend Meeting

3) Enter Meeting Number: 281 042 385 (no password necessary) [no spaces]

4) Call 800-396-3172  

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:  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. Logging on early may alleviate these difficulties. 

Amanda Broden
Healthcare Transformation Waiver Operations
Texas Health and Huma
Services Commission
(512) 462-6388


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Mar 25

RHP 2: Final Phase 4 Results received from HHSC

Dear RHP 2 Providers & Stakeholders:

Attached are the final results of the Phase 4 Plan Modifications and Priority Technical Corrections. The file include all dispositions, from the initial Phase 4 submission in December 2013 as well as responses to HHSC requests for information (NMI) in February 2014. HHSC has also attached the Final Phase 4 Master Summary file for your RHP. The Final Phase 4 Master Summary for each RHP will be posted this week on the HHSC website on the Tools and Guidelines for Regional Healthcare Partnership Participants page under Phase 4 Regional Folders and Documents.

Notes regarding final Phase 4 results:

  • HHSC did not approve changes to QPI goals without a Plan Modification request. If a provider indicated that they will submit a Plan Modification at a later time, then HHSC changed the QPI goals back to what was originally submitted in Phase 2 – QPI. 
  • HHSC has also updated the Phase 4 QPI metrics to include the increased Medicaid/low income uninsured percentage that was included in the DY4-5 valuation coversheets. During DY4-5 reporting, the QPI goal as well as the Medicaid/low income uninsured percentage must be met for the metric to be eligible for payment.
  • CMS may still review certain plan modification requests and add additional projects to the midpoint assessment review.
  • DY3 milestones and metrics are final and may not be changed at this time. Providers may submit Plan Modifications for DY4-5 milestones and metrics in July 2014. This may include changes to Category 1-4 as well as narrative changes.  

If you have any questions, please contact the anchor office for assistance or clarification. 



[Phase 4 Master Summary RHP2 with Summary Tabs]

[RHP 2 Phase 4 Final Feedback]


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Mar 24

3/21/14 Anchor Call Notes & Draft Category 4 RD 6 Optional Measures


RHP 2 Performing Providers and Stakeholders:

Attached are the [notes from the anchor conference call on Friday] and a list of Category 4 RD 6 optional measures for [adults] and [children].  See additional information from HHSC below.



Thank you for joining us for today’s call.  Attached are the meeting notes.

Attached also is the list of Category 4 RD 6 optional measures for adults and children.  As mentioned on the call, many of the measures are ambulatory and hospitals may not be collecting this data.  In this draft, HHSC has marked those measures with an asterisk (*).   We plan to propose to CMS that only hospitals that have outpatient clinics would report these measures, so this is not yet finalized.   A link to the measure specifications is also included in the file for both adult and child measures.

Next week we will send Anchors a list of hospital provider contact information that we have on file for you to designate which contact(s) should receive the Category 4 PPA and PPR data reports for each hospital provider in your RHP.

Please let us know if you have any questions.  Have a great weekend!

Amanda Broden
Healthcare Transformation Waiver Operations
Texas Health and Human Services Commission
(512) 462-6388


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