June 4th - Final RHP Map and Anchor list

In developing the RHP map and anchor list, HHSC worked with the regions in contention and held a public hearing on May 17, 2012. Please note that to reflect patient flow, an IGT entity may fund a performing provider in a contiguous RHP based on certain principles. For instance, total computable payment must stay with the recipient, and the project must be included in the performing provider’s RHP plan.

In order to meet the September 1, 2012 RHP plan submission deadline, HHSC encourages all RHPs to begin or continue developing plans—including assessing community needs, reviewing the draft Delivery System Reform Incentive Payment (DSRIP) project menu and draft Program Funding and Mechanics (PFM) Protocol, and estimating possible funding levels. In June and July, HHSC plans to negotiate with our federal partner, the Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services, detailed waiver requirements including both the DSRIP menu and PFM Protocol. Because CMS approval of RHP plans is contingent on these protocols, HHSC will continue to update stakeholders on a regular basis regarding the CMS negotiations.

HHSC recognizes the timeline for implementing the 1115 Transformation waiver is very tight and very much appreciates your patience in this new process.