Monthly Archive: January 2017

Jan 25

1/20/17 Anchor Update

Please see the email below that was received from HHSC.

  • HHSC confirmed the October DY5 metric payment dates.
  • HHSC also confirmed the date for final determination on any outstanding NMIs from October reporting.
  • Please review the Category 3 Reporting Summary and Goal Calculator file (the second file available in the Category 3 section at to confirm that the information matches your records. If you have determined that you need to make a correction to any of your previously reported Category 3 information, please check this file for eligibility.
  • If you are eligible to correct a Category 3 metric and plan to do so, the template (Category 3 Interim Corrections Template DY6 R1) is due back to HHSC on or before Sunday, February 19th; the template can be found at the link above (third file available in the Category 3 section). If you have any questions regarding the Category 3 correction process, please contact Susan Seidensticker (, Jennifer Woodard ( or Andrew Herndon ( on our team for assistance.

    A few update for you this week:October DY5 Reporting Dates

    • January 19, 2017 – October reporting DY5 DSRIP payments for transferring hospitals and the top 14 IGT entities were processed.
    • January 31, 2017 – Remaining DSRIP payments (DY4 payments for all providers and DY5 payments for remaining providers that were not paid on January 19) will be processed.  Note that there are separate transactions for each payment for each DY.
    • February 24, 2017 – HHSC and CMS will approve or deny the additional information submitted in response to HHSC’s “Needs More Information” (NMI) requests from October reporting.

    Category 3 Summary Documents Category 3 Summary Workbook and Goal Calculator is being updated, as well as the Category 3 RHP Summary. These should be posted on the waiver website by Monday, January 23rd. The updated workbooks should reflect Category 3 data as submitted through the October DY5 reporting process, as well as MSLC updates sent to HHSC by January 17th. These summary documents do not reflect any data submitted through the NMI review process.

    Category 3 Interim Corrections HHSC has also sent the Category 3 DY6 R1 Interim Corrections template for web posting and it should be available by Monday. Most P4P outcomes that have submitted at least one year of performance are eligible to submit a correction in the interim correction period. Category 3 DY6 R1 Interim Correction eligibility is indicated in the Category 3 summary documents as well as the Interim Correction Template. Interim corrections if needed should be submitted to the waiver mailbox by February 19th.

    Just a reminder to please provide feedback on the questions for the Sustainability Milestone template that are posted on the Waiver website. HHSC would appreciate feedback via the waiver mailbox by the end of January.


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