Category: HHSC/CMS News

Mar 07

RHP 2- 3/2/18 Anchor Update

Good afternoon Region 2,

Please see the HHSC email below – the Online Reporting System appears to be back online after its maintenance. As of yet, the updated Category B FAQ has not been released.

For LHDs and CMHCs, please see the section on follow-up from the Anchor Call of 2/27. HHSC has said that if an organization wants to drop a measure after the regional plan has been approved but before baseline data has been submitted, a replacement measure of greater or equal point value must be selected (i.e., if your MPT is 24 and you submit your plan with 30 points selected, if the decision is made to drop a 2 point measure your organization would have to replace it despite the fact that at 28 points this would still exceed the MPT).

The Anchor office has updated the webpage to provide you access to the updated Community Needs Assessment (https://www.utmb.edu/1115/) – this should support you in the development of your template for the regional plan submission. As a reminder, RHP 2 plans to host a Regional Meeting in Galveston on March 28th from 1:00-4:00; it is the intent to review the full regional plan submission at that time. To facilitate the completion of the full Regional Plan, please note that the Anchor office requests that you return your completed provider workbook to smseiden@utmb.edu by COB on Friday, March 9, 2018.

• To support our Regional Performing Providers, the Anchor team is available for technical assistance. If you would like to request an appointment, please utilize the following link https://www.surveymonkey.com/r/PQVH9F8 – we will work to ensure that our office confirms your request ASAP.

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]
Subject: 3/2/18 Anchor Update

Anchors,
A few updates for you this week. We will update the Category B and C FAQs next week with any new or additional information from the call and this email.

DSRIP Online Reporting System
• The DSRIP Online Reporting System will be taken down for maintenance from the evening of Thursday, March 1st, through Sunday, March 4th. Users will NOT be able to access the reporting system during this time.

Follow-up on Questions from 2/27 Anchor Call:
• Question: Can a CMHC measure be deleted and not replaced if the provider selected more than one of M1-165, M1-181 and/or M1-268, since the value of that measure to the provider is zero?
Answer: If the CMHC selected more than one of those measures and wants to drop one, they will have to replace the measure with a measure of any point value, as long as one of the measures M1-165, M1-181 and/or M1-268 is kept.
If selected all 3 measures and:
• Remove 1 measure, then replace with at least 1 measure of any point value
• Remove 2 measures, then replace with at least 1 measure of any point value
• Remove 3 measures, then replace with at least 4 points worth of measures
If selected 2 measures and:
• Remove 1 measure, then replace with at least 1 measure of any point value
• Remove 2 measures, then replace with at least 4 points worth of measures

• Question: Can providers align Category C LIU payer type with their PPP LIU definition?
Answer: No, if an individual has insurance at the end of the measurement period, they may not be counted as uninsured for Category C LIU payer type purposes even if they were uninsured earlier in the measurement period. An individual should be uninsured at the end of the measurement period to qualify as uninsured for Category C.

• Question: Is HHSC requiring the encounters for the attributed population inclusion occur on separate days or just allowing for that possibility? The most recent Cat C FAQ says encounters “may” be on separate days, but during the last webinar, HHSC said the encounters “should” be on different days. This makes a difference for our attributed population and clarification is requested.
Answer: We agree that our guidance has been confusing. The encounters may occur on the same day but should be separate encounters. The provider may also count encounters that occur on separate days. It can be up to the provider to determine if they want to count separate encounters (for different services) on the same day or only encounters on different days.

• We have received a lot of questions about J1-220 Surgical site infections (SSI) rates. HHSC reviewed the Patient Safety Component manual that was published on January 2018. The staff believes that many of the questions that have been asked about this measure will be answered if HHSC uses that manual for measure specifications instead of measure specifications for NQF 0299. We are reaching to Clinical Champions to request their opinion on the use of the Patient Safety Component manual for purposes of measure specifications. Some providers recommended to use NQF 0753 instead of NQF 0299, however, it does not seem to be fully comparable since it is applied to two operative procedures only. We will provide further communication once we receive feedback from the Clinical Champions.

• Overall, HHSC wants to emphasize that providers should ensure that the measures they are selecting in the RHP Plan Update submission are their final choices. Changes after plan submission and before final approval should only be made based on HHSC feedback (e.g., delayed baseline is not approved, use of an all-payer denominator for achievement is denied, or provider’s Category C valuation distribution justification is not accepted).

Category B
• Anchors requested a clarification about which outpatient clinics are considered required and which ones are optional. HHSC created a draft list of possible required and optional clinics, however, this list is not all inclusive. Providers would need to use their judgement if some areas are not reflected on this list or consult HHSC. HHSC welcomes anchor’s feedback on this list. If possible please provide feedback by end of the day, Monday, March 5th. HHSC would like to include a list of required and optional clinics in the updated version of FAQ, which will be made available on March 6th.

Required Clinics, owned or operated by the provider have to be included if the provider has these clinics: Optional – provider may choose to include those but not required
Primary care clinics;
Specialty care clinics;
Outpatient cancer centers;
Surgery centers;
Dental;
Outpatient therapy centers (physician or occupational therapy, speech)
Other rehab centers, such as drug or alcohol rehabilitation centers;
Cardiac catheterization centers;
Gastrointestinal centers (may provide screening or other services such as colonoscopy and endoscopy);
Chemotherapy and radiation therapy centers
Contracted primary or specialty care clinics;
School-based clinics;
Imaging and diagnostic centers (e.g. X-ray and ultrasound; labs and MRI);
Dialysis centers;
Diagnostic centers, such as labs and MRI scans;
Labs;
Wound care centers;
Pain management centers;
Cosmetic centers;
Sleep Centers;
Durable medical equipment rental facilities.

• HHSC is updating the Category B FAQ with previous responses that were shared with the anchors. HHSC will also issue additional guidance in the Category B FAQ related to owned and operated facilities.

Hospitals and Physician Practices with a Limited Scope of Practice
• The deadline for hospitals and physician practices with a limited scope of practice to request a reduced minimum point threshold (MPT) is today, Friday, March 2.
• Hospitals or physician practices with a limited scope of practice may include children’s hospitals and specialty hospitals such as infectious disease hospitals, cancer centers, and Institutions for Mental Disease (IMDs). Rural hospitals are not considered to have a limited scope of practice.
• To request a reduced MPT, a hospital or physician practice with a limited scope of practice should do the following:
1. Send an email to the Transformation Waiver mailbox at TXHealthcareTransformation@hhsc.state.tx.us (with a cc: to their RHP’s anchor) that lists the:
a. Organization name
b. TPI
c. RHP
d. Designated contact name and phone number
e. The Measure Bundles on which the provider believes they can reasonably report
2. Include as the subject line of the e-mail: “Limited Scope of Practice – Request for Reduced MPT”
• HHSC will then review the submitted Measure Bundles and send follow up questions and/ or schedule a phone call to discuss. The discussion will include the possibility of adding measures outside of the Measure Bundle structure.

Health Information Exchange (HIE)
• The Office of eHealth Coordination (OeHC) at HHSC coordinates with federal and state partners, including the Texas Health Services Authority (THSA), on the development of statewide end-to-end connectivity opportunities. At this time, HHSC does not have any funds specifically for healthcare providers to connect with local HIEs; however, incentive funds received through DSRIP could be used to support HIE connectivity.
• The interim director of OeHC at HHSC is Hope Morgan. She is available to meet with RHPs for discussions about HIE connectivity and what that potentially could mean for the healthcare providers in your RHP. If you would like more information about this or would like Ms. Morgan to attend one of your regional meetings, please feel free to contact her at hope.morgan@hhsc.state.tx.us.

Please let us know if you have any questions. Have a great weekend! Thanks,

Amanda Broden
Healthcare Transformation Waiver Operations
Medicaid/CHIP
amanda.broden@hhsc.state.tx.us | 512-438-2295*
*Please note new office phone number

Permanent link to this article: https://blogs.utmb.edu/1115/2018/03/07/rhp-2-3-2-18-anchor-update/

Feb 28

Waiver Extension Officially APPROVED

I am extremely pleased to confirm that CMS has sent a letter to HHSC Executive Commissioner Smith that approves the extension of the Texas Healthcare Transformation and Quality Improvement Program. As noted in the attached letter, this approval of the extension of the 1115 Waiver runs through September 30, 2022.

Please note that the letter provides the following funding information regarding DSRIP:
• DY7 (ending September 30, 2018): level funding from DY6
• DY8 (ending September 30, 2019): level funding from DY7
• DY9 (ending September 30, 2020): funding to decrease from DY8
• DY10 (ending September 30, 2021): funding to decrease from DY9
• DY11 (ending September 30, 2022): no funding provided

The funding for DY7-10 will be available once the DSRIP protocols are approved; CMS has 30 days from the date of the attached letter (December 21, 2017) to approve or disapprove the protocols that were submitted by HHSC. Should CMS disapprove the protocols currently in review, HHSC will be required to resubmit a revised protocol packet. Delays in this approval could impact DY7 April reporting; our Anchor team will keep you apprised on this process. The amount of the decrease in funding for DY9 and DY10 will be officially confirmed once the protocols are approved.

CMS has also agreed to provide Texas five additional years of funding for Uncompensated Care (UC). Please see pages 2 and 3 of the attached letter for further details regarding the process for how the UC pool size will be determined for DY9 and beyond, as well as the confirmation that the extension of the Texas Medicaid Managed Care and MPTSS programs (STAR, STAR+PLUS, STAR Kids and Children’s Medicaid Dental Services) are also approved for the additional five years.

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

Permanent link to this article: https://blogs.utmb.edu/1115/2018/02/28/waiver-extension-officially-approved/

Feb 28

RHP 2 – 2/23/18 Anchor Notes

Good morning Region 2,

HHSC has issued the notes from the Anchor call last week. We would like to call attention to the following:
• HHSC’s online reporting tool is scheduled to be down for maintenance starting COB on Thursday March 1st, with functionality restored by Monday, March 5th. This will allow those performing providers with Harvey-related delays in DY6 October reporting to upload their responses by the Wednesday, February 28th deadline.
• For those performing providers that had a 3-month delay in a Myers & Stauffer (MSLC) compliance review, notifications that these are now set to begin went out last week. Please note the details in the emails sent directly to you by MSLC. No additional metrics have been added to the review list at this time.
• HHSC has promised an update to the Category B FAQ document, but as of this morning it is not yet available.
• Please note the highlighted section of the email below regarding which measures on the menu(s) are written as all-payor or Medicaid-only reporting (i.e., no need to provide justification to request that status for achievement).

The Anchor office has updated the webpage to provide you access to the updated Community Needs Assessment (https://www.utmb.edu/1115/) – this should support you in the development of your template for the regional plan submission. As a reminder, RHP 2 plans to host a Regional Meeting in Galveston on March 28th from 1:00-4:00; it is the intent to review the full regional plan submission at that time. To facilitate the completion of the full Regional Plan, please note that the Anchor office requests that you return your completed provider workbook to smseiden@utmb.edu by COB on Friday, March 9, 2018.

• To support our Regional Performing Providers, the Anchor team is available for technical assistance. If you would like to request an appointment, please utilize the following link https://www.surveymonkey.com/r/PQVH9F8 – we will work to ensure that our office confirms your request ASAP.

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, February 23, 2018 5:09 PM.
Subject: 2/23/18 Anchor Notes

Anchors,

Thank you for joining us on today’s call. The notes are attached. They were updated to reflect that the October DY6 NMI reporting results will be sent out on Monday 2/26 instead of today.

Also attached is the list of approved early payments for March 2018.

Based on questions during the call, we wanted to clarify that the unit of measurement in the specifications is correct that rates for all-payer, Medicaid, and uninsured will be reported. The difference as John mentioned on the call is that they are split out for different purposes. The MLIU (combined Medicaid and uninsured) rate is used for determining P4P achievement under the goal achievement milestones listed in the table below. For each reporting milestone, which is P4R, the all-payer, Medicaid-only, and LIU-only payer rates all must be reported.

P4P Measure – % of Category C Valuation
DY7 25% baseline reporting milestone
25% PY1 reporting milestone
50% DY7 goal achievement milestone
DY8 25% PY2 reporting milestone
75% DY8 goal achievement milestone

Under the Category C Selection tab in the RHP Plan Update template, the default is shown to be MLIU because that is the basis for payment of the goal achievement milestone. Providers may request exceptions to reporting the MLIU rate and request to report the all-payer, Medicaid-only, or LIU-only rate for the goal achievement milestone with good cause.

Under the Category C Additional Details tab in the RHP Plan Update template, providers may request exceptions to reporting the Medicaid-only or LIU-only rate for the reporting milestone with good cause. All measures require reporting of the all-payer rate for the reporting milestone. More instructions on the reporting milestone exceptions is on p. 22-23 of the RHP Plan Update Companion Document.

The specifications list specific measures that report only all-payer or Medicaid-only rates. These are limited to Measure Bundles D3 and J1; and measures E1-232, L1-205, and M1-205.

Please let us know if you have any questions. Have a great weekend! Thanks,

Amanda Broden
Healthcare Transformation Waiver Operations
Medicaid/CHIP
amanda.broden@hhsc.state.tx.us | 512-438-2295*
*Please note new office phone number

Permanent link to this article: https://blogs.utmb.edu/1115/2018/02/28/rhp-2-2-23-18-anchor-notes/

Feb 06

RHP 2 – DSRIP 1/26/18 Anchor Update

Good afternoon Region 2,

Please see the email below for the latest Anchor update received from HHSC. HHSC has set a tentative date of February 8th for their webinar to review the provider template(s) for the Regional Plan submission; be on the lookout for more details. In addition, RHP 2 will utilize its February Learning Collaborative call to focus on the requirements to complete the provider portion(s) of the regional plan template submission. This will occur on Tuesday, February 13, 2018, 10:00-11:30. Please forward the call in/dial in information for our regional supplemental webinar to anyone in your organization that you want to have involved in the completion of your provider template.

For February 13th 10:00-11:30:
Dial In: 877.226.9790
Access: 3535427

Log In: https://www.webmeeting.att.com
Meeting Number: 8772269790
Code: 3535427

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
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From: HHSC Texas Healthcare Transformation and Quality Improvement Program [TXHealthcareTransformation@hhsc.state.tx.us]
Sent: Friday, January 26, 2018 5:19 PM
Subject: 1/26/18 Anchor Update

Anchors –

Here are some updates for this week, some of which were covered on Tuesday’s call.

RHP Plan Update
• HHSC is working on finalizing the templates by Feb 5th along with a Companion Document.
• A webinar on the RHP Plan Update Template is tentatively scheduled for February 8th at 10:00am. The call-in information will be sent out once it’s available.
• The final due date for RHP Plan Update submission is April 30, 2018 even though the PFM indicates 90 days after protocol approval. Regions may submit earlier if they are able to. If the plan is submitted by February 28, 2018, then the providers in the region would be eligible to report Category C baselines and Category D in April.
• The RHP Plan Update includes an existing provider template, a new provider template, and an Anchor template. We do not need any information related to new providers or which providers received additional funds given that the template will allow entry of this information.
• The Anchor Template includes entry of UC-only information, the community needs assessment, the extension stakeholder forum, the learning collaborative plan, requirements for regions with additional funds, and checks whether the private hospital participation minimum is met.
• HHSC is targeting to provide initial feedback within a month of submission, approximately 2 weeks for providers to respond, and 2 weeks for HHSC to review and finalize. For the February submission, the provider responses will be required within 5 days. CMS will be provided a summary after all plans have been finalized.

Requirements for Stakeholder Engagement
• The PFM for DY6 requires “Once CMS and HHSC agree on the longer term extension, the Anchoring Entity will conduct an extension stakeholder engagement forum to promote collaboration in the next phase of the waiver and community goals. […] The Anchoring Entity will post a copy of the updated RHP Plan on the RHP’s website prior to the forum.”
• The requirement to provide opportunities for public input to the development of the plan and discussion and review of proposed plans prior to submission is also found in the extension STCs (STC 34(c)) (and is the same requirement from the original waiver STCs).
• The intent of this requirement was for RHPs to solicit stakeholder feedback prior to submitting the final updated RHP plan to HHSC. Since the timing of the extension approval and subsequent release of the RHP Plan Update template was delayed, but the projected date for plan submission was initially still January 2018, anchors requested the ability to hold stakeholder forums after plan submission. HHSC gave approval for holding a stakeholder forum after plan submission if needed for time constraints.
• Since HHSC has given that guidance, we will still allow stakeholder meetings to be held after plan submission, but a meeting should be held as soon as possible after submission. However, with an April 30, 2018 due date for the plan update we believe there should be ample opportunity to hold a stakeholder forum prior to submission of the plan.
• RHPs with additional funds are required to conduct at least two public stakeholder meetings to determine the uses for the additional funds (PFM Paragraph 31(c)(i)).

Compliance Monitoring
• Category 1 and 2 Round 4 reviews: out of 172 Metrics total in Round 4 sample, 24 reviews are deferred and 148 are in progress. MSLC let HHSC know that at least 5 providers are not being responsive to the requests. If nothing changes, HHSC will send out emails to these providers with cc to anchors. Three reviews are already completed.
• Category 3 review: out of 212 outcomes total in Round 3 sample, 32 deferred, and 180 are in the process of being reviewed. MSLC let HHSC know that at least 2 providers are not being responsive to the requests. If nothing changes, HHSC will send out emails to these providers with cc to anchors. Six reviews are already completed.

Attached is a file with some examples of Category C valuations using the rules in the approved protocols.

Information related to Category D reporting will be shared in the next update.

Please let us know if you have any questions. Have a nice weekend! Thanks,

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

Permanent link to this article: https://blogs.utmb.edu/1115/2018/02/06/rhp-2-dsrip-1-26-18-anchor-update/

Nov 14

DSRIP – 11/10/17 Anchor Notes

Region 2,

The attached file is from the Anchor call HHSC held on Friday; please note the following:
• If your organization submitted the template to HHSC allowing for provisional approval of metrics due to Hurricane Harvey, please note the key dates on page 1.
• On page 2, please note that the next round of metrics for compliance review will begin shortly. Notifications from MSLC may arrive as early as this week.

We asked HHSC as to when we would have the template for the regional plan submission, so that performing providers will have as much lead time as possible to complete; the answer we got back was that we can expect to see it in “early December”. The Anchor office will keep you apprised on this.

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

Permanent link to this article: https://blogs.utmb.edu/1115/2017/11/14/dsrip-111017-anchor-notes/

Nov 06

DSRIP Anchor Update

Good afternoon,

Attached is a DY7-8 payment flow tool we developed to view how potential DY7-8 reporting and payments may work for providers. The first tab gives an overview of reporting and funding requirements, and the second tab gives an example where providers can change the data in the yellow cells to see how it might apply to them. The tool assumes that providers are reporting in the earliest eligible reporting periods based on an April 30, 2018, RHP Plan Update submission date.

As always, please let us know if you have any questions. Thanks,

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

Permanent link to this article: https://blogs.utmb.edu/1115/2017/11/06/dsrip-anchor-update/

Oct 17

HHSC Template Changes and Errors for DY6 October Reporting

RHP 2,

The DRAFT anchor notes were just sent out for today’s anchor call and several DY6 October Reporting template changes and errors that HHSC has identified are explained in the notes. We will send out the finalized Anchor Notes once we receive them from HHSC. Please see the changes and error details below:

1. For QPI: MSLC validated changes that were incorporated into the data seeding of the October DY6 template only include date changes for applicable carryforward metrics or changes to the pre-DSRIP baseline. These are the only elements that impact current reporting. Do not expect to see changes in the reported achievement numbers in the template.

2. For the sustainability template, the initial template had some sizing quirks that have been addressed in an updated version. If you find that you cannot see checkboxes or drop-down menus, please download the most recent version of the Sustainability Planning Template from the Online Reporting System bulletin board. We have pulled the old version down from the website in order to maintain version control.

3. HHSC just found an issue with the Category 3 October DY6 reporting template that affects the calculation of DY6 achievement for some projects. We will be issuing a corrected template very soon. If a provider has not already completed the Category 3 reporting template, please wait until next week to download the template just to give us time to make sure we’ve got the issue resolved. We will also send an email to providers we have identified that will be affected by this issue. If we discover an error in a template that has already been completed we will work with the provider to correct it.

4. HHSC plans to have a Cat 3 Template for the NMI period that will be different than the Cat 3 Template for the primary reporting period. Providers must submit the Cat 3 NMI Template during the NMI period. They cannot submit general reporting period template during the NMI period.

Please reach out with any questions.

Thank you,

Andrew T. Herndon, MHA, CSSGB
Senior Management Analyst
Waiver Operations
Office of the President
UTMB Health

301 University Blvd. Galveston, TX 77555-0985
Office: 409-766-4044 Cell: 979-204-8526
Fax: 409-747-0896 atherndo@utmb.edu

Permanent link to this article: https://blogs.utmb.edu/1115/2017/10/17/hhsc-template-changes-and-errors-for-dy6-october-reporting/

Oct 06

October Webinar Presentations

Below are the presentations for the webinar on Wednesday, October 5, 2016  about October Reporting.

October DY5 DSRIP General Reporting

October DY5 DSRIP Category 3 Reporting

 

Permanent link to this article: https://blogs.utmb.edu/1115/2016/10/06/october-webinar-presentations/

Oct 03

Anchor Update 09/30/16

Good afternoon Region 2,

Please see below for the latest update received from HHSC.

  •  The first bullet references the Regional Learning Collaborative plan for DY6A; the feedback that your organization has provided this summer on the efforts to date will be of great help to the Anchor office in completing this deliverable. As our office works to complete that deliverable, we will keep you updated.
  • The second (highlighted) bullet regarding the HHSC website is key – if you have not yet bookmarked their new site, we recommend that you do so now. The redesigned website for HHSC is still a work in progress; if you are having trouble locating something, please reach out to the Anchor office and we will attempt to assist you.
  • The third bullet references the attachment provided, thus providing you with the latest information furnished to CMS by HHSC.
  • For those organizations that had requested Category 3 alternative achievement and/or had NMI responses to the DY6 participation template, we should have HHSC’s decisions by close of business Monday.
  • RHP 2’s Category 3 DY6 Stretch Activity Selection template was submitted earlier this week.

As a reminder, DY5 officially ends at 11:59:59pm tonight.  HHSC will be hosting its October DY5 Reporting Webinar next week

Topic: DSRIP DY5 October Reporting

Date: Wednesday, October 5, 2016

Time: 10:00 – 11:30AM, Central Daylight Time

To join the online meeting:

1) Go to Join WebEx meeting 2) Click on Attend Meeting

3) Enter Meeting Number: 737 847 551

4) Call 888-613-0404

To join the audio conference only: All participants should dial 888-613-0404 (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

Additionally, you are invited to participate in our regional supplemental reporting webinar the week after that.

When:    October 11th, 2016

10:00am – 11:30am CST

Where:   Online presentation with a phone call in for audio

Agenda

  1. General Reporting Update
  2. QPI Reporting
  3. Category 3 Reporting
  4. Category 4 Reporting
  5. Question and Answer Period

Audio Call-In:                    877.226.9790

Access Code:                     3020674

Video Log-In:                     https://www.webmeeting.att.com

Meeting Number:             8772269790

Code:                                 3020674

Susan Seidensticker, BSIE, MSHAI, CPHQ, CSSBB, PMP

Director, Waiver Quality Operations

University of Texas Medical Branch (UTMB)

409-766-4041 smseiden@utmb.edu

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Anchors,

  • Attached is the template for submitting the DY6A Learning Collaborative Plan, which will be due to HHSC by December 15, 2016 (same deadline as the DY5 Anchor Annual Report).
  • We are hoping to get some initial October DY5 reporting documents on the website today.  Please note that our main website page was moved just this morning under a “waivers” subfolder, but the “old” link does redirect to the new link, which is: https://hhs.texas.gov/laws-regulations/policies-and-rules/waivers/medicaid-1115-waiver. We have been told that the rest of our pages will follow suit but will still redirect to their current links, but we will keep you posted.
  • HHSC has submitted to CMS an addendum to Attachment I of the RHP Planning Protocol  for Demonstration Year 6A (see attached). This addendum specifies milestone structure for Categories 1 and 2; includes a DY6A milestone structure for Category 3 measures, as well as DY6A goal calculation, measurement period, partial payment calculation, stretch activities, and the Population Focused Priority Measure (PFPM) Menu; and includes one change related to Category 4 reporting of Optional Domain 6, which is eliminated in DY6A. All of these changes are consistent with the approved PFM. We will also post this on the waiver website.
  • We plan to send notifications about the Cat 3 Alternate Achievement Requests for DY6 and the DSRIP DY6 Participation Templates on Monday, October 3rd.
  • The Category 3 DY6 Stretch Activity Selection Templates are due from anchors to HHSC today, September 30th.

Please let us know if you have any questions.   Have a great weekend!  Thanks,

Healthcare Transformation Waiver Operations

Permanent link to this article: https://blogs.utmb.edu/1115/2016/10/03/anchor-update-093016/

Sep 21

DSRIP DY5 October Reporting Webinar

Good afternoon Region 2,

As we are approaching the end of DY5 on September 30th, this serves as a reminder that the October reporting period is soon to be upon us.

HHSC will be hosting their October reporting webinar on Wednesday, October 5th beginning at 10:00am.  We encourage each organization to attend, as each reporting cycle brings a few changes in process.

Also, please note that the RHP 2 Anchor office intends to host a supplemental reporting webinar on Tuesday, October 11th (time TBD). This will allow our team to answer any additional questions that the providers may have after the HHSC version.  As always, please contact us if you have any questions.

 

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

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From: HHSC Texas Healthcare Transformation and Quality Improvement Program
Sent: Wednesday, September 21, 2016 9:49 AM
Subject: DSRIP DY5 October Reporting Webinar

HHSC will be hosting a webinar on October DY5 Reporting.

Topic: DSRIP DY5 October Reporting
Date:  Wednesday, October 5, 2016
Time: 10:00 – 11:30AM, Central Daylight Time

To join the online meeting:

1) Go to Join WebEx meeting
2) Click on Attend Meeting
3) Enter Meeting Number: 737 847 551
4) Call 888-613-0404

To join the audio conference only: All participants should dial 888-613-0404 (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.

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