May 25th - RHP Planning Summit Rescheduled for August

RHP Planning Summit to be held in August: In order to better utilize attendees’ time at the RHP Planning Summit, HHSC has postponed the conference until early August rather than holding it in late June as originally planned. At the summit, HHSC will provide technical assistance to directly help those RHP participants developing a regional plan. In June and July, HHSC plans to negotiate with our federal partner, the Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services, detailed waiver requirements including the DSRIP menu and Program and Funding and Mechanics Protocol. By postponing the summit, HHSC hopes to provide more complete information to RHPs to enable them to develop and submit their plans. Prior to the summit, HHSC will continue to update stakeholders on a regular basis regarding the CMS negotiations.

Summit Registration: HHSC is working to finalize the details—including dates, times, and location—of the RHP Planning Summit. Once those details are confirmed, registration will open for a limited number of individuals. Because space at the conference will be limited, HHSC will send invitations in waves and those receiving an invitation will have up to one week to accept before additional invitations will be sent. Each Regional Healthcare Partnership (RHP) will have a certain number of in-person slots for the summit, so that the anchor along with key IGT entities and performing providers will be able to attend to receive information about how to complete and submit the RHP plan. HHSC will broadcast the conference online so that individuals not able to attend in-person can watch presentations, hear discussions, and submit questions through an online chat function.