REGIONAL MEETING SCHEDULED

We will hold a regional public meeting on Thursday October 24th from 8:00 am to 9:50 am. There will be two physical locations available for you to attend the meeting:

Amarillo Location

Texas Tech University Health Sciences Center

Room AMHSC 4713

1300 South Coulter

Amarillo, Tx

 

Lubbock Location

Texas Tech University Health Sciences Center

Academic Classroom Building  Room 110

3601 4th Street

Lubbock, Tx

 

If you are unavailable to attend one of the above meetings, there will be an option to participate via telephone listen mode only. The number to participate is

877-848-7030, passcode 6321817

 

Also we will post a recorded version of the meeting to our website as soon as it is made available after the meeting.

 

This meeting will provide post implementation award detail, our 3 Year DSRIP projects prioritized list and other regional updates.

 

More information to follow but please mark your calendar so you can plan to attend.

3 Year DSRIP Project UPDATE

As a region, we earmarked funds for Northwest Texas Hospital in Amarillo and WJ Mangold Hospital in Lockney. Both of these hospitals have informed us that they plan to submit 3 year DSRIP projects that will utilize their earmarked funds. With the earmarked funds being used, we estimate our regions remaining funds that will be available for additional 3 Year DSRIP projects as the follows:

 

DY3 – $340,607

DY4 - $0

DY5 - $0

 

The DY4 & DY5 numbers may change once CMS finishes their valuation review of DY4 & 5 however with the furlough this review process has been placed on hold and we do not know when we will have a better estimate.

 

HHSC has said that there is currently 1.05 billion dollars in DSRIP funding that has not been claimed. They are unaware of how much, if any, of these funds will flow back to the regions. They have said that there MAY be a reallocation of remaining funds to the regions with unfunded projects on their “Prioritized List”. We are CONFIDENT that the only projects that will be considered to receive these reallocated funds will be the ones that are on the “Prioritized List”. With that being said, regardless of the funds available in our region, if you have a 3 Year DSRIP project that you would like to be reviewed, scored and listed on our prioritized list please be sure to submit the information from the News post below by Wednesday, October 9th COB. This will ensure that it is on our region’s list of projects and might receive funding by the potential reallocation of state funds.

3 Year DSRIP Project Request

We are requesting that all providers submit the following information for any and all 3 year projects you would like considered for Region 12’s DSRIP plan. All projects will be reviewed and scored by healthcare professionals not participating in our RHP plan. Once the scoring process is complete we will publish a “3 year DSRIP project Prioritized List”. The due date for this requested  information is COB, Wednesday, October 9th.

 

-        Project Summary – Please use the summary format attached. Be sure to include your full target population & the estimated % of Medicaid and uninsured in the target population section. In the Category 1 or 2 expected patient benefits section please include quantifiable patient impact by demonstration year.

 

-        Milestone & Metric Table – Please use the attached milestone and metric tables (CAT1/2, CAT3 & CAT 4). A category 3 milestone and metric table must be submitted for each category 1 or 2 project. Category 4 milestone and metric table must be completed by all hospital based performing providers unless they are exempt from all or certain measures. Exemptions can be found in the PFM. Valuation by demonstration year must be included on each milestone and metric table. The % allocations must follow the table outlined in the PFM.

 

-        IGT Source – When you submit your project please state your IGT source in the email. If you do not have a confirmed IGT please state that as well. We will review ALL potential 3 year DSRIP projects to be included on the prioritized list however only those with an IGT source will be receive funds.

 

HHSC Announces DY2 DSRIP Reporting Webinar

·        A DY2 DSRIP Reporting Webinar has been scheduled for Thursday, August 15th from

 

 1:30 - 3:00 pm CST.  Access information below and in the attached notes.

 

1) Go to www.webex.com  

2) Click on Attend Meeting

3) Enter Meeting Number: 805 854 523 (no password necessary)

4) Call (no password necessary)

 

To join the audio conference: All participants should dial 800-396-3172 (no passcode required). 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.

HHSC announces 2013 UC Tool DELAYED

The Texas Health and Human Services Commission (HHSC) is delaying the posting of the 2013 Uncompensated Care (UC) tool.  The new posting timeframe for the Hospital and Physician UC tools is late September.  Providers will still have 30 days to complete the UC tool for submission to HHSC.  HHSC will inform providers via email when the UC tool has been posted on http://www.hhsc.state.tx.us/rad/hospital-svcs/1115-waiver.shtml.

 

Questions regarding this delay can be emailed to 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..

 

Thank you,

 

HHSC