Monthly Archive: October 2015

Oct 29

RHP2: DY4 October Reporting Reminders for Thursday, October 29th

Good afternoon RHP2,

As a reminder, HHSC’s Online Reporting tool will lock promptly at midnight this Saturday (October 31, 2015) – this will be just before we switch back to Standard time, so there’s not an extra hour available to you.

Quick reminders: please make sure that you double-check that all open (yellow) boxes in the online tool have been completed. This includes:
• Overall Provider Summary
• Project Summary tab for each project
• Project Metric Progress Updates (even for those DY4 metrics reported in April)
• QPI templates (even for those DY4 metrics reported in April OR if you’re carrying forward DY4 metrics)
• Category 3 templates (even if carrying forward)
• Signed Category 3 summary sheets (if reporting anything for achievement)
• Category 4 template (if applicable)

The Anchor team is available to assist in resolving any remaining reporting concerns, so please let us know if you need assistance. Thank you and good luck with the rest of DY4 October Reporting!

Susan Seidensticker, BSIE, MSHAI, CPHQ, CSSBB, PMP
Director, Waiver Quality Operations
University of Texas Medical Branch (UTMB)
409-766-4041
smseiden@utmb.edu

Permanent link to this article: https://blogs.utmb.edu/1115/2015/10/29/rhp2-dy4-october-reporting-reminders-for-thursday-october-29th/

Oct 28

Stakeholder Feedback

Good afternoon RHP 2:

Please note that HHSC has posted a link to a survey for stakeholder feedback on protocol level proposals for the 1115 Transformation Waiver Extension Application as described during the September 30, 2015 webinar, along with a document showing stakeholder comments already received on the proposed extension elements.  (If you have already responded to a previous survey or provided feedback at one of the public meetings, it is not necessary to make additional comments).  More information can be found on the waiver website’s Waiver Renewal page.

Thank you,

Craig

Permanent link to this article: https://blogs.utmb.edu/1115/2015/10/28/stakeholder-feedback/

Oct 19

1115 Waiver Updates: Category 3 & Waiver Extension and Evaluation

Dear RHP 2:

Here are a few updates re: the 1115 Waiver.  Please pay close attention to the Category 3 information below.

Waiver Extension Application:

Waiver Evaluation:

  • Beginning November 1, 2015, the Waiver Evaluation Team will begin the second and final round of data collection for the Interorganizational Network Study. Members of the evaluation team will contact representatives of organizations that participate in DSRIP to schedule a 30-45 minute telephone survey.

Category 3:

  • Category 3 Reporting Template Bug: There is a known “bug” in the Category 3 Reporting Template impacting Category 3 outcomes with 2 parts (7 and 30 day follow up, for example), where the second Rate 2 of 2 is not showing as complete in the summary tab. Providers encountering this bug may submit their template as is, providing all other outcomes are showing as complete and all required data fields have been filled.
  • Category 3 Certification Clarification for outcomes that are not reporting in October DY4: When certifying the Category 3 Oct DY4 reporting template, HHSC is asking for certification that information reported/corrected in October DY4 is accurate. When printing and signing the certification page, certifiers can strike through any previously reported baselines on the printed certification page that are not accurate and will be corrected at a later date.
  • For Category 3 outcomes with baselines currently under review by MSLC: If a provider with a current corrective action plan from MSLC reports DY4 achievement in October DY4, the corrected baseline and DY4 performance will be reviewed by MSLC and further audits of DY4 performance may occur. For Pay for Performance (PFP) outcomes, if an MSLC review determines that the actual AM-1.x milestone percent of goal achieved is less than the percent of goal achieved reported by the provider in DY4, recoupment of unearned portions of the DY4 achievement  milestones will occur. If portions of achievement milestones are recouped in DY4, providers could be eligible to earn unearned portions of DY4 achievement in DY5 through the Category 3 partial payment and carryforward process. The eligibility to earn carried forward portions of DY4 achievement will be contingent on completion of MSLCs corrective action plan and is subject to approval by MSLC, HHSC, and CMS pending a review of the outcomes reporting and compliance monitoring history. DY5 performance reporting may also be subject to compliance monitoring.

Thank you,

Craig

Permanent link to this article: https://blogs.utmb.edu/1115/2015/10/19/1115-waiver-updates-category-3-waiver-extension-and-evaluation/

Oct 15

RHP2 – Updated Category 3 Template posted (access only if you’re having technical difficulties with the previous version)

Good morning RHP2!

HHSC has released a revision to the Category 3 reporting template, which fixes:

  • the project summary issue that was coming up for providers doing projects in more than one region
  • the baseline issue where baseline fields for correction are grayed out when provider has more than one measure and isn’t editing baseline on first measure listed.

This link to the HHSC 1115 Waiver Tools and Guidelines page and this new Excel template is here:

Category 3 DY4 October Reporting Template (XLSM) (updated 10/14/15 to correct a bug that impacted some providers)

If you have not experienced any technical difficulties and have already started to populate the previous version of the template, you can keep going with that one – no need to start over.  This file is only for those who have run into the technical issues listed above.

Susan Seidensticker, BSIE, MSHAI, CPHQ, CSSBB, PMP
Director, Waiver Quality Operations
University of Texas Medical Branch (UTMB)
409-766-4041
smseiden@utmb.edu

Permanent link to this article: https://blogs.utmb.edu/1115/2015/10/15/rhp2-updated-category-3-template-posted-access-only-if-youre-having-technical-difficulties-with-the-previous-version/

Oct 13

RHP2 October DY4 Reporting webinar – supplement to HHSC reporting webinar

The RHP2 Anchor Office offered our Performing Providers an additional October DY4 Reporting webinar on October 13, 2015 to clarify any points of confusion that may be there from the HHSC content delivered on October 8, 2015 as well as to take any additional site-specific questions that may arise.  Attached is the [meeting presentation].

Thank you,

Waiver Analyst Team

Permanent link to this article: https://blogs.utmb.edu/1115/2015/10/13/rhp2-october-dy4-reporting-webinar-supplement-to-hhsc-reporting-webinar/

Oct 08

DSRIP DY4 October Reporting Webinar reminder: Today (Thursday) at 10:00 AM

Good morning Region 2,

As a reminder HHSC is hosting a webinar TODAY.  The attachments (General Reporting, QPI Reporting, Category 3 Reporting, and Category 4 Reporting) have been posted to the HHSC website, but are attached here for your convenience.

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 waiver staff at: TXHealthcareTransformation@hhsc.state.tx.us. For updated materials and to sign up for email alerts, please refer to the waiver website: http://www.hhsc.state.tx.us/1115-waiver.shtml.

 

Susan Seidensticker, BSIE, MSHAI, CPHQ, CSSBB, PMP
Director, Waiver Quality Operations
University of Texas Medical Branch (UTMB)
409-766-4041
smseiden@utmb.edu

Permanent link to this article: https://blogs.utmb.edu/1115/2015/10/08/dsrip-dy4-october-reporting-webinar-reminder-today-thursday-at-1000-am/

Oct 02

Please Review: RHP 2 DSRIP 1115 Waiver – Extension Application and October Reporting

Good Afternoon Region 2,

A few short updates for you on the DSRIP Extension Application and DY4 October Reporting follow:

  • EXTENSION APPLICATION: Texas has submitted the 1115 Texas Transformation Waiver Extension Application to CMS.
    • The application can be found on the HHSC website (http://www.hhsc.state.tx.us/waiver-renewal.shtml); this is also where HHSC has updates on Waiver Renewal activities.
    • The application covers the expansion of:
      • Managed Care;
      • DSRIP; and,
      • Uncompensated Care
  • OCTOBER REPORTING: HHSC has started posting reporting guidance and templates in their website (http://www.hhsc.state.tx.us/1115-Waiver-Guideline.shtml).  Please note that there are several key documents and templates that are still pending, so you will need to check back for updates. Below are the currently available (with a date next to it) and pending (with “pending” next to it) items. We will continue to update you when new documents are finalized.
    • As a reminder, HHSC will be hosting its October DY4 DSRIP Reporting Webinar on Thursday, October 8, 2015, 10:00 – 11:30 AM, Central Daylight Time.  The Presentation PowerPoint is still pending, but will eventually be posted with the October DY4 Reporting Documents.
      • To join the online meeting:
        • 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.

Thank you,
Craig

 

Permanent link to this article: https://blogs.utmb.edu/1115/2015/10/02/please-review-rhp-2-dsrip-1115-waiver-extension-application-and-october-reporting-2/