September 2015 archive

Sep 28

10/8/2015 Webinar on October DY4 Reporting

Dear RHP 2 Performing Providers and Stakeholders:

HHSC scheduled the October DY4 Reporting webinar for Thursday, October 8, 2015, 10:00 – 11:30 AM Central Daylight Time.  Please find meeting details below.

Topic: October DY4 Reporting
Date: Thursday, October 8, 2015
Time: 10:00 – 11:30 AM, Central Daylight Time

To join the online meeting:
1) Go to Join WebEx meeting<>
2) Click on Attend Meeting
3) Enter Meeting Number: 731 771 778
4) Call 866-430-8535

To join the audio conference only: All participants should dial 866-430-8535 (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 HHSC waiver staff at: For updated materials and to sign up for email alerts, please refer to the HHSC waiver website:

Thank you.

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Sep 23

RHP 2: Category 3 October DY4 Provider Summary

Good morning Region 2,

As a reminder, feedback on the Category 3 file distributed on Monday is due back to the HHSC mailbox by 12:00pm CT on Friday, September 25th.

The Anchor Office strongly encourages you to review and respond on this.  For those providers with a measure under review with Myers & Stauffer, please note that this is NOT indicated in the [attached file] – and as there appears to be other information that is in error for at least two providers in our Region (missing baseline corrections, incorrect baseline date ranges, etc.), the safest path would be to respond via email to the HHSC mailbox.

The suggested format is as an email (subject line RHP2 TPI# Cat 3 Oct DY4 summary), with a bullet for each Category 3 item – even if it is just to confirm that what is in the file matches what your organization has in its records.  Given the ongoing confusion about the Compliance process, this is an instance where over-communication may be the best solution.

If you have any questions, please feel free to reach out to me today or tomorrow.  As many of us will be together on Friday morning in Beaumont for our Behavioral Learning Collaborative, we’d like to encourage everyone to have their responses back to HHSC by COB tomorrow (Thursday).



Susan Seidensticker, BSIE, MSHAI, CPHQ, CSSBB, PMP
Director, Waiver Quality Operations
University of Texas Medical Branch (UTMB)
Shearn Moody, 9th Floor


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Sep 11

Region 2 Meeting on September 10, 2015

Dear RHP 2 providers and stakeholders:

Please find Region 2’s [meeting materials] on 9/10/2015 attached.

Thank you.

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Sep 04

9/4/15 Anchor Notes

Dear RHP 2 Performing Providers and Stakeholders:

See the information below from HHSC.


Anchors –

Thank you for joining us on today’s call. The [notes] are attached. As discussed during the call, also attached are the results of the mid-point assessment of 3-year projects (3 YR Project Review Methodology, Appendix 1, Appendix 2), the [April DY4 NMI estimated payments file (Excel)], and the [proposed Transformational Extension Protocol menu] for replacement projects (PDF). We will post the proposed Transformational Extension Protocol menu for replacement projects on the waiver website’s Waiver Renewal page when we have the feedback mechanism ready. The [updated Population Focused Priority Measures menu] will be posted soon on the website as noted in the call and it is also attached.

Thanks for calling our attention to the conflict with the proposed DSRIP Protocol Webinar time. We are working to reschedule it for the afternoon (1:30 – 3:00 pm) of September 30th and we’ll follow up soon with confirmation of that time and with call-in information.

Please let us know if you have any questions. A reminder that HHSC will be closed on Monday for the Labor Day holiday. Have a great weekend!

Thank you.

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Sep 02

RSVP PLEASE: Region 2 1115 Waiver Regional Meeting – 09/10/2015

Dear RHP 2 Performing Providers & Stakeholders:

Attached is the [meeting agenda] for the upcoming Region 2 Waiver meeting that will be held on UTMB’s main campus in Galveston from 9:00 am to 12:00 pm next Thursday, September 10th.

Given the great interest in “Waiver 2.0” (proposed extension/renewal), we are expecting representatives from the majority of RHP 2 hospitals and behavioral health centers to attend in-person.  However, we will offer a dial-in option as well for those unable to physically join us.

As you will see, we have a full agenda that includes recaps from the recent HHSC DSRIP Statewide Learning Collaborative Summit that was held last week in Austin.  We will also spotlight a few regional projects that received statewide exposure and exemplify many of the core transformational components/qualities of the 1115 Waiver.

Katrina Lambrecht and our entire RHP 2 Anchor Office team look forward to welcoming you to UTMB next week and continuing the collaborative work that has made our region so successful to date!

Please RSVP if you plan to attend in-person as soon as possible or by 12:00 pm, Tuesday, September 8th latest.  Respond to Bobbie Guyton via e-mail or phone: or 409-766-4045. 

Thank you,



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

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