Dear Region 2:
Thank you to our amazing and dedicated performing providers in Region 2 who collectively submitted $71,600,633 (total value) for metric achievement during the recent DY3 October Reporting Period. 169 of the 243 total submitted metrics were “approved,” with 59 “provisionally approved” and 15 flagged for “Needs More Information.” Please see additional details re: DY3 October Reporting below.
Attached to this e-mail are the [notes from the Anchor] call hosted by HHSC last Friday, December 12, 2014. I am also attaching a spreadsheet with the statewide [Category 3 Selection Summary] for all projects. Please review both documents in detail; however, I would like to highlights a few important items below:
DY3 October Reporting & IGT Information:
- The deadline for providers to submit additional information for metrics marked “Needs More Information” is 11:59 pm CST on Friday, January 16, 2015. As with DY3 October reporting, all additional information is to be submitted using the Online Reporting System.
- IGT will be due on January 5th and payments will occur on January 30th for metrics approved in the current round or approved but unpaid in previous rounds. The IGT due amounts will be sent out by Rate Analysis the week of December 15, 2014 using an FMAP of 58.05.
- Provisional approval was granted for approximately 45% of projects and metrics in our region. Carefully review the details in the attached Anchor Meeting notes about “provisionally approved” metrics and the timelines for full review of those metrics, including the possibility of recoupment of funds if metric achievement is not demonstrated.
- If any IGT entities have changes in DSRIP funding, please submit an IGT Entity Change Form prior to Thursday, January 1, 2015. The form can be found on the Waiver website at: http://www.hhsc.state.tx.us/1115-docs/DY3-Templates/April2014/IGT-Entity-Change-Form.xlsx. If you submit a change form, kindly send a courtesy copy to Bobbie Guyton at firstname.lastname@example.org so we may update our RHP plan and master file.
Category 3 Baseline Reporting:
Any provider who has recognized errors in baseline data that was reported during the DY 3 October reporting period should send an email to the waiver inbox with the subject line “Updated Baseline Information” and include an updated baseline template with the corrected data. The deadline for these requests is Thursday, January 15, 2015. Please send a courtesy copy to Susan Seidensticker at email@example.com, as she will be most willing to assist from the Region 2 Anchor Office, if needed.
Category 4 Certifications for “UC Only” Providers:
Category 4 PPA and PPR reports were sent to providers participating in the Waiver as UC-only facilities on Friday, December 12, 2014 along with instructions on how to complete the certification process for DY3 UC payments. If you are a UC-only facility and did not receive your reports, please send a request immediately to the HHSC Waiver mailbox at: TXHealthcareTransformation@hhsc.state.tx.us.
Mid-Point Assessment, On-Site Audit/Visits & Regional Call:
Region 2 Anchor Office staff meets with Myers and Stauffer to discuss the mid-point assessment process and the timeline for completion tomorrow, Tuesday, December 16, 2014. If you have not been contacted directly by Myers and Stauffer regarding an on-site visit, you will not be subject to one at this time; however, desk audits and follow-up communication can be expected and we will discuss more about this on the regional call this Friday, December 19, 2014 at 10 am CST. If you are a performing provider with an active DSRIP project, please ensure someone on your staff participates in this important call this Friday morning.
If you have any questions related to the information above or attached, please do not hesitate to contact me personally by phone or e-mail (409.766.4047 or firstname.lastname@example.org). Likewise, general information, regional updates and archived data regarding the 1115 Waiver can be found on the Region 2 website at http://www.utmb.edu/1115/.