HHSC Anchor Updates

·        IGT and DSRIP payment dates for October DY2 reporting have been set:

Notification of IGT required for October DY2 DSRIP payments:   12/20/13

IGT due for October DY 2 DSRIP payments:                                          1/7/14

October DY2 DSRIP payments for transferring hospitals:                1/21/14

October DY 2 DSRIP payments for all other providers:                     1/27/14               



·        CMS is getting up and running with work that was postponed during the government shutdown, and HHSC has learned that CMS approval on the 48 remaining projects may come the first week of November instead of by the end of October, as previously projected. We will pass along any information to you as soon as we get it.



·        The October DY2 Reporting Webinar from October 17th has been posted on the waiver website: http://www.hhsc.state.tx.us/1115-webinar-archive.shtml. We have heard from some people that they have had trouble accessing other webinars posted on the website, and we have found that using a browser other than Internet Explorer can help.  There is also an optional link below the posted webinar to download a Windows Media Video file of the webinar instead. 

Regional Meeting - Presentation

Below is a link to the presentation that will be covered in our Regional Public Meeting tomorrow, Thursday, October 24th from 8-10am (click here for more details)

Regional Public Meeting 10.24.13 Presentation

We will not have copies of the presentation at the meeting so please print if you would like to have a copy.

Region 12's Priortized 3 Year Project List

Below is a link to RHP 12's Priortized 3 Year DSRIP project list

RHP 12 Priortized List

If you have any questions or comment please click here

HHSC announces October Reporting Webinar

HHSC is hosting a webinar:


DSRIP DY2 October Reporting

Thursday, October 17, 2013, 1:30 – 3:00 PMCST

1) Go to www.webex.com

2) Click on Attend Meeting

3) Enter Meeting Number: 804 375 321(no password necessary)

4) Call (no password necessary)


To join the audio conference: All participants should dial 800-396-3172 (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: This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.">This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it..  


For updated materials and to sign up for email alerts, please refer to the waiver website:  http://www.hhsc.state.tx.us/1115-waiver.shtml


Anchor Notes 10/11/2013

Region 12,


There are still many moving parts, upcoming deadlines, etc. as it relates to the 1115 waiver and our region’s RHP plan. Please click here to view the anchor notes from our anchor call on Friday, October 11th. Below is a summary of the items we feel are most important for you to note:

-        Required August IGT, IGT allocation forms and August Reporting Payments – If you reported in August and your submission was accepted by HHSC then you will be need to complete your IGT allocation form (attached email with details) and your TexNet trace sheet with a settlement date of 10/28/2013 (moved from 10/21/2013) to HHSC by October 28th. Once HHSC notifies us that the IGT allocation form has been updated then you can complete your form and enter TexNet information.

-        October Reporting

o   MOST IMPORTANT – Please READ the companion document. This document contains answers to FAQ and is a great resource for completing your October reporting template

o   DUE DATE – October reporting templates are due to HHSC no later than October 31st. Due to the large number of projects being reported  NO extensions will be granted.

o   HHSC hosted October Reporting Webinar – We have asked and HHSC is responding to our request for an October reporting webinar. Details to come (you can reference HHSC’s email below)

o   Template Issues – If you have any issues with your October reporting template please let us know as soon as possible.

o   Reporting Questions – Kevin and I are here to assist as much as possible with questions regarding October reporting. We would like to wait until after the HHSC hosted webinar to begin fielding these questions however if you need immediate assistance please don’t hesitate to contact us.

o   3 New Questions – There are 3 new questions in the October reporting vs. the August reporting. You can read more about these questions on pg. 2 of the attached anchor notes. HHSC also plans to address these 3 new questions during the reporting webinar.

-        DY 4 & 5 project valuationHHSC is expecting CMS regression analysis results soon however it may be delayed due to the shutdowns.

-        CAT 3 Updates – You can read more about continued HHSC & CMS negotiations on pg. 5 of the anchor notes.

-        Phase 4 changes – Coming soon.....This phases changes will be due no later than December 1st, 2013