August 2014 archive

Aug 18

DSRIP Webinar – Risk Adjustment for Cat 3 – August 28th 1:00 – 2:30

HHSC is hosting a webinar on DSRIP Risk Adjustment Methodology for Category 3


Date: Thursday, August 28, 2014
Time: 1:00 – 2:30pm, Central Daylight Time

Speaker(s):  Jennifer Woodard (HHSC) and Lisa Lyons (3M) 

To join the online meeting:

1) Go to

2) Click on Attend Meeting

3) Enter Meeting Number: 803 411 043 (no password necessary)

4) Call 800-396-3172

To join the audio conference only: 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:

Amanda Broden
Healthcare Transformation Waiver Operations
Texas Health and Human Services Commission


Thank you,

Craig S. Kovacevich, MA
Associate Vice President,
Waiver Operations &
Community Health Plans
UTMB Health 

281.806.0347 (Cell)
409.766.4047 (Office)

1115 Medicaid Waiver – RHP 2
UTMB Community Health Plans

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Aug 07

1115 Waiver: Status of The DSH/UC Tool

Below is communication from HHSC.

Providers, Government Entities, and Anchors,
In a recent correspondence, HHSC stated the DY 3 Tool would be sent to all providers who requested one beginning July 30th.  To avoid systemic issues, HHSC sent the datato pre-populate the DY 3 tools to several consultants throughout the industry to review.  After receiving feedback, we found several minor issues with the queries used to gather the data.  We are working to ensure that all issues are resolved before populating and dispensing the DY 3 tools.  All tools will be sent to providers beginning Monday, August 18, 2014.  HHSC will modify all submission deadlines in accordance with the release date, and will communicate the revised timeline to providers when the tool is released. Thank you for your patience and participation in the supplemental payment programs

Thank You,
Mance Fine

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