Monthly Archive: May 2017

May 24

DSRIP Estimated IGT-April DY6 Reporting

Region 2,

Attached you will find HHSC’s estimated DY6 Round 1 IGT requirements, which have been calculated with the assumption that all metrics submitted for achievement will be approved.  We encourage you to review the content for your organization to assure that it matches what you anticipate for this reporting cycle.  As a reminder, HHSC expects to have reporting results available by Friday, June 9th; HHSC will issue the final information on IGT due during the week of June 19th.

HHSC asks that any updates to IGT source submitted by COB on June 1st (please see the link for the IGT Entity Change Form https://hhs.texas.gov/sites/hhs/files/documents/laws-regulations/policies-rules/1115-docs/IGT-Entity-Change-Form-%28DY4-6%29.xlsx).

Craig S. Kovacevich, MA
Associate Vice President,
Waiver Operations &
Community Health Plans
UTMB Health
281.806.0347 (Cell)
409.766.4047 (Office)
cskovace@utmb.edu
Representing:
1115 Medicaid Waiver – RHP 2
UTMB HealthCare Systems
UTMB Community Health Plans

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May 16

DSRIP 5/12/17 Anchor Update

Good morning Region 2,

HHSC has released the latest feedback report from the Bundle Advisory Teams – please see the attached.  Round 4 of the voting is now in progress.

Also, please see the information below regarding the postpartum depression toolkit that was recently released by HHSC.

Susan Seidensticker, BSIE, MSHAI, CPHQ, CSSBB, PMP
Director, Waiver Quality Operations
University of Texas Medical Branch (UTMB) Shearn Moody, 9th Floor
409-766-4041 smseiden@utmb.edu

From: HHSC Texas Healthcare Transformation and Quality Improvement Program

Anchors –

Just a couple of updates for you today.

Clinical Champions – Bundle Advisory Teams

  • This week HHSC had calls with each of the clinical BATs to discuss the latest round (Round 3) of voting on potential measures for hospitals and academic health science centers, and a call is scheduled Monday with the Technical Advisory Team.
  • In Round 3, BAT members were asked to rank each measure on a Likert scale and to rank the most important measures. They were also given the opportunity to submit additional measures – both existing measures with a steward not previously included in their measure bundle and innovative measures.  Additional measures with a measure steward that were submitted with enough information will be added to the roster for Round 4 voting. HHSC will need additional time to review the innovative measure submissions so those may be managed outside of the BAT voting process for now.
  • HHSC will remove some measures with low scores from the voting roster for Round 4 depending on the volume of available measures. HHSC is targeting roughly 3-8 measures for each bundle and we do not intend that all measures will be required.
  • HHSC will be sending the Round 4 voting companion and a summary of all BAT calls held this week to BAT members today, and we will forward these to anchors.  Round 4 voting surveys will be sent to BAT members on Monday May 15th and will close on Sunday May 21st.
  • Attached are the Round 3 voting summaries that were discussed on this week’s BAT calls.

Postpartum Depression Toolkit

  • Texas Health and Human Services has released a new Texas Clinician’s Postpartum Depression Toolkit, which is intended to be a resource for Texas clinicians on screening, diagnosis and treatment of postpartum depression. The toolkit includes coverage and reimbursement options for postpartum depression through Medicaid, CHIP, the Healthy Texas Women Program, the Family Planning Program and other referral options.
  • You can download the toolkit here. Please email womenshealth@hhsc.state.tx.us with any questions.

Have a great weekend!  Thanks,

Amanda Broden
Healthcare Transformation Waiver Operations
Medicaid/CHIP
amanda.broden@hhsc.state.tx.us | 512-462-6388

 

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May 10

DSRIP 5/5/17 Anchor Notes

Good morning Region 2,

HHSC held an Anchor call on Friday; please see the notes attached.  The Anchors were told during this call that the next iteration of the DY 7&8 PFM may be released shortly, so be on the lookout for that information.

Also, HHSC has sent out the proposed CMHC measures list in the format used for the proposed items of the Hospitals and Physician Practices.  This file is attached.

As always, your Anchor team is here to assist if you have questions.  For those of you with SA-9 deliverables for October, we look forward to having you on our workgroup call on Thursday (10:00am).

Susan Seidensticker, BSIE, MSHAI, CPHQ, CSSBB, PMP
Director, Waiver Quality Operations
University of Texas Medical Branch (UTMB) Shearn Moody, 9th Floor
409-766-4041 smseiden@utmb.edu

From: HHSC Texas Healthcare Transformation and Quality Improvement Program [mailto:TXHealthcareTransformation@hhsc.state.tx.us]
Sent: Friday, May 05, 2017 4:38 PM Subject: 5/5/17 Anchor Notes

Thanks for joining us today for the anchor call.  The notes are attached.

Also attached is a document on proposed DY7-8 Category C measures for CMHCs that was sent to those providers this week. We are asking CMHCs to send any proposed additional measures to the Texas Council of Community Centers, with a cc to the waiver mailbox,  by May 15th.

Have a great weekend! Thanks,

Amanda Broden
Healthcare Transformation Waiver Operations
Medicaid/CHIP
amanda.broden@hhsc.state.tx.us | 512-462-6388

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May 02

CANCELLED-RHP 2 Meeting-Friday, May 19, 2017

Dear RHP 2 Providers & Stakeholders:

The regional meeting scheduled on Friday, May 19, 2017, from 10:00 am-3:30 pm (CST) is cancelled.  A rescheduled date will be announced pending new information from HHSC.  Thanks.

 Craig S. Kovacevich, MA
Associate Vice President,
Waiver Operations &
Community Health Plans
UTMB Health
281.806.0347 (Cell)
409.766.4047 (Office)
cskovace@utmb.edu
Representing:
1115 Medicaid Waiver – RHP 2
UTMB HealthCare Systems
UTMB Community Health Plans

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