Dear RHP 2 Performing Providers & Stakeholders:
On behalf of Katrina Lambrecht, JD, MBA, Vice President of Institutional Strategic Initiatives for the University of Texas Medical Branch at Galveston (UTMB), and the entire Anchor Office team, I would like to congratulate the performing providers in RHP 2 for the outstanding success with Demonstration Year 3 (DY3) April reporting.
As a region, we achieved:
- A 98.5% approval rate of submitted metrics for DY3 April reporting
o Of the 195 unique metrics reported by 15 performing providers, 192 metrics were accepted without any further requirements
o Three (3) metrics were designated as “NMI” (Need More Information,) and will be eligible for delayed payment once the providers submit additional documentation for secondary review and possible approval by HHSC and CMS
- Approvals valued at more than $31,000,000 (state and federal share combined) for DY2 carry-over and DY3 first-opportunity metric reporting
o With approximately $4,200,000 in DY2 October “NMI” reporting, which will be paid with DY3 April reporting achievements
None of the accomplishments mentioned above would be possible without the hard work and dedication of the performing providers in the region. Through DSRIP projects, you and your colleagues are positively impacting the 16 counties that comprise RHP 2. I am very proud of the regional collaboration that has developed since the inception of the Texas waiver; but, even more excited to witness DSRIP projects actively fulfilling the expectations of improved care, increased efficiency and cost reductions through moreintegrated, cohesive and efficient health care delivery.
I would also like to thank my amazing Anchor Office team (Marina Flomina, Mary Gonzalez, Bobbie Guyton, Andrew Herndon, Anh Tu Pham, Susan Seidensticker and Karen Wong) for the guidance and support they offer RHP 2 providers and stakeholders on a daily basis. Likewise, I would be remiss if I did not acknowledge Kathy Tiernan with UTMB’s Office of Health Policy & Legislative Affairs for her support during the past two reporting periods. Kathy has “rolled-up her sleeves,” and helped our team respond to many of the requests from external partners.
Thank you for the privilege to oversee the “BEST” region in the state,