February 2016 archive

Feb 16

DSRIP Transition Year Proposal Survey Extended until 2/23

Good afternoon RHP2,

HHSC has alerted the Anchors that they are extending the availability of the feedback survey on the DSRIP Transition Year (DY6) Proposal.

This will now be available through next Tuesday, February 23, 2016 at https://www.surveymonkey.com/r/DL8TWHH – if you have not had a chance to do so yet, we encourage you to provide your feedback to HHSC.

Thank you,


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Feb 11

Additional Reminder: HHSC Seeks Transition Year Proposal Feedback on Texas’ 1115 Waiver

Dear RHP 2:

One additional reminder, HHSC has a Survey on the Transition Year (DY6) Proposal that is scheduled to close next Tuesday, February 16, 2016 (https://www.surveymonkey.com/r/DL8TWHH).  This is your opportunity, as a stakeholder, to provide direct feedback on the current Transition Year (DY6) proposal, which is attached here for your convenience.



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Feb 09

HHSC’s Transition Year Proposal Feedback

Good afternoon Region 2,

As a reminder, HHSC has a Survey on the Transition Year (DY6) Proposal that is scheduled to close next Tuesday, February 16, 2016 (https://www.surveymonkey.com/r/DL8TWHH).  This is your opportunity to provider direct feedback on the current Transition Year (DY6) proposal, which is attached here for your convenience.

Our Anchor Team is interested in this feedback as well; if you would like to share what you’re telling HHSC, please send those comments to Susan Seidensticker (smseiden@utmb.edu).



Permanent link to this article: https://blogs.utmb.edu/1115/2016/02/09/hhscs-transition-year-proposal-feedback/

Feb 04

Reminder: Last day to enter DY4 UC IGT into the TexNet system for DY4 UC IGT

Good Morning:

Just a reminder that today is the last day to enter DY4 UC IGT into the TexNet system.

Please see the instructions below, if you qualify and have not yet completed this task.

Please direct any questions to:

HHSC Hospital Rate Analysis
Texas Health and Human Services Commission
P.O. Box 149030, Mail Code H-400
Brown-Heatly Building
4900 N. Lamar Blvd.
Austin, TX 78714-9030





UC Providers, Government Entities, and Anchors,

Attached to this email you will find a workbook titled “Final-2015 DY 4 UC Payment Calculation -1-27-16” that contains the DY4 UC payment with the haircut applied. The applicable tab for the IGT amounts, with the haircut, is titled “IGT Commitment by Affiliation” and contains all of the amounts submitted by governmental entities in the IGT commitment forms and have been reduced to the final IGT amounts based on the haircut applied by HHSC. The amount that needs to be submitted into TexNet is in Column H. These amounts are by affiliation and there may be multiple affiliations for providers that comprise their final IGT amount.  If you are unable to find your provider within the “IGT Commitment by Affiliation” tab, the provider either (a) exceeded their UC limit paid in the DY4 Advance UC Payment (see the “Recoupments” tab), or (b) the IGT source did not commit to funding the Final DY4 UC Payment (see the “No IGT Source” tab).  If the provider is located on the “Recoupments” tab, HHSC will be sending the provider a recoupment letter with specific instructions to return the funds. Please note affiliations numbers for public non state providers may have been changed by HHSC to ensure the UC Payments are processed under the same affiliation number as previous payments.

To ensure that all government entities receive this notification, HHSC requests that anchors and providers send this information to any government entity who is IGT’ing on their behalf. 

HHSC is holding back 5 percent of the total DY 4 UC allocation to address possible changes to all hospitals’ HSLs pending the resolution of Texas Children’s Hospital and Seattle Children’s Hospital vs. Burwell et al., Civil Action No. 14-2060, in the US District Court for the District of Columbia.  Upon final resolution of this case, HHSC will make a final DY 4 UC payment based on the court decision.

Below are the pertinent dates associated with the DY4 UC payment:

  • February 4         Last date to transfer funds into TexNet
  • February 5          DY4 UC IGT Settlement Date
  • February 16        DY4 Transferring Entities (Big 6) Payment Date
  • February 29        Latest DY4 UC Payment Date

Please ensure you select the applicable UC bucket in TexNet when you enter your IGT. It is imperative that you send a screen shot/PDF copy of the confirmation/trace sheet from TexNet or an email with the confirmation number and IGT amount if the TexNet is submitted over the phone, to RAD_UC_Payments@hhsc.state.tx.us. In addition, you must submit the IGT Allocation form with the trace sheet.  Please include two contacts and their phone numbers and email addresses, should HHSC have any questions regarding the TexNet received.

Government Entities that are IGT’ing for multiple providers may submit one lump sum IGT for their affiliates. The IGT entity must complete the attached allocation form using the “IGT Commitment Amount” tab.  By completing this form, HHSC Rate Analysis Department can calculate the allocation of the lump sum to apply to each provider. If a Trace Sheet is received without an IGT allocation form HHSC will allocate the IGT received in accordance with 1 Tex. Admin. Code §355.8201(h)(ii).  In the absence of the notification described in 1 Tex. Admin. Code §355.8201(h)(i), each hospital owned by or affiliated with the governmental entity will receive a portion of its payment amount for that period, based on the hospital’s percentage of the total payment amounts for all hospitals owned by or affiliated with that governmental entity.

In accordance with 1 Tex. Admin. Code §355.8201(h)(ii)(C), if a government entity transfers more than the maximum IGT amount that can be provided for that hospital, and that hospital is affiliated with multiple governmental entities, then HHSC will calculate the amount of IGT funds necessary to fund the hospital’s payment and HHSC will issue a pro-rata refund to the governmental entity/entities identified by HHSC.  HHSC will determine the pro-rata refund, not the government entity/entities or their representative(s).

If you have questions regarding the UC payment process, please send an email to RAD_UC_Payments@hhsc.state.tx.us

Thank you,

HHSC Hospital Rate Analysis

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