Dear RHP 2:
My apologies for the delay in sending last week’s anchor notes; but, I was anticipating additional information on Category 3 to share at the same time. Since we do not yet have our regional feedback, and many of you are planning for a long holiday weekend, I am sending the attached notes with a few additional comments below.
RHP 2 CATEGORY 3 WORKSHOP:
If you have not yet RSVP’ed for the RHP 2 Category 3 Workshop on Friday, July 11, 2014 please do so immediately to Susan Seidensticker (firstname.lastname@example.org or 409.766.4041). This event will be an opportunity for providers to learn more about Category 3, including discussions and exercises related to quality outcomes reporting and submission of such data. We will have representatives from HHSC and several other regions attending: so, we hope to have 100% participation for performing providers in RHP 2. The event will be held in Levin Hall on UTMB’s Main Campus in Galveston. Susan will happily send you additional information and detailed instructions. Agenda attached.
APRIL DY3 REPORTING:
Congratulations once again to RHP 2 for excellent reporting results for April DY3 Reporting. If you are one of the providers who have projects with a “Need More Information” designation, please remember that the deadline for responding to HHSC’s request for more information is Friday, July 11, 2014. Providers should carefully follow HHSC’s instructions for submitting the necessary/required documentation, and cc: the anchor office (email@example.com) for our master file.
Wedneday, July 9, 2014: Public entities enter required information into TexNet and submit Trace Numbers to: Rate_Analysis_DSRIP_Payments@hhsc.state.tx.us. Thursday, July 10, 2014: TexNet Sweeps (“Settlement Date” of funds) Monday, July 21, 2014: Payment issue date for “Top 20 Entities” (Transferring Hospitals/“Big 6” and remaining entities up to 20) Thursday, July 31, 2014: Payment issue date for remaining DSRIP providers
CATEGORY 3 SELECTION REVIEW:
We are still waiting our region’s review summary of Category 3 re-selections submitted to HHSC in March 2014. Once received, please plan to review the summary documents and instructions carefully and note the deadline response deadline. Once we receive our feedback, we will schedule a technical assistance call with HHSC for RHP 2.
JULY/AUGUST CHANGE REQUEST PROCESS:
Please refer to information in the attached anchor notes regarding the upcoming plan modification request and technical change request process. Additional information will be made available by HHSC soon, and will be posted on the waiver website. Additionally, HHSC will host a webinar on Thursday, July 10, 2014 to explain the process. This will be the last time for providers of 4-year projects to initiate plan modification requests and technical assistance change requests for DY4-5. Providers should begin thinking about what changes may be needed for current DSRIP projects using the guidelines that HHSC has provided thus far.
STATEWIDE LEARNING COLLABORATIVE SUMMIT:
Hopefully, a member of your team submitted the State Learning Collaborative Summit survey on behalf of your organization to aid HHSC in planning the statewide summit Tuesday and Wednesday, September 9 and 10, 2014 in Austin. HHSC is in process of finalizing the agenda and determining how many slots each performing provider will have available, and anticipates providing more information in the near future.
Wishing you and yours a very happy and safe July 4th holiday to come!