Dear RHP 2 Stakeholders:
We’ve now posted documents HHSC sent to anchors last Friday afternoon regarding changes to the CMS approval process of Delivery System Reform Incentive Payment (DSRIP) projects under the Texas Healthcare Transformation and Quality Improvement Program (1115 Waiver). Please take time to carefully review these documents, as they contain important information for performing providers, IGT entities and other stakeholders in our region’s 1115 Waiver planning efforts. Links are below.
HHSC and CMS have agreed to a phased approval process for DSRIP projects. With these changes, initial approval will enable a project to earn incentive payments for the first three years of the waiver (through September 30, 2014).
Based on the date of our recent re-submission to HHSC, we anticipate CMS’ initial approval for RHP 2’s plan by the end of May (2013).
Our anchor leadership team has requested a call with HHSC prior to Friday’s RHP 2 meeting to seek further clarification so we can effectively plan an implementation strategy based on the changes to the approval process.
As a reminder, we will be meeting this Friday, April 12, 2013 at 9 am CST at UTMB’s Victory Lakes campus in League City. If unable to join in person, please make every effort to participate by conferencing in at 1.877.226.9790, using participant code 3020674. With these recent changes, this meeting will be an opportunity to more fully discuss the impact to RHP 2 and the DSRIP projects we have submitted as part of our plan.