RHP 12 Regional Meeting & Stakeholder Forum

 As most of you know, on December 21, 2017, the Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services approved a five year renewal of Texas’ Medicaid 1115 Waiver. This renewal will allow the state to continue expanding managed care to Medicaid clients while also preserving supplemental payments to hospitals and other critical Medicaid providers. Specifically, this action authorizes four more years of federal match funding for the Delivery System Reform Incentive Payment (DSRIP) Program. Regional Healthcare Partnerships (RHPs) across the state are working to submit RHP Plan Updates to the Texas Health and Human Services Commission by April 30, 2018. These Plan Updates detail how eligible DSRIP providers will earn the incentive funds.

 RHP 12, which includes 47 counties, will host a Regional Meeting & Stakeholder Forum on Friday, March 23, 2018.  The purpose of this meeting is to present our updated regional community needs assessment (view here) and provide updates on our Updated Regional Healthcare Partnership plan. Opportunity for feedback on these two items will be available at the event and also on line when our final Plan is posted. After these two topics are discussed, we will have stations set up for providers to receive technical assistance/guidance to finalize completion of their provider template, if needed. All stakeholders are invited to attend.

 This meeting will take place in the McInturff Conference Center in Lubbock, Texas. Please register below if you plan on attending. 

 -          If you plan on attending this meeting please REGISTER HERE

 -          Registration will begin at 12:30 pm.  Light snacks will be served

 -          Agenda

 -          PowerPoint Presentations:

 -          For directions to the Event:  Here is a Lubbock Map and a map to the 

            McInturff Conference Center once you arrive on campus.




Approved DY 7-8 Protocols

HHSC has received approval of the DSRIP protocols.  These protocols cover requirements for participation in DSRIP for Demonstration Years (DY) 7-8, October 1, 2017 through September 30, 2019.  Links are provided below for all approved protocols.

TX DSRIP Protocols Approval Letter

Texas Measure Bundle Protocol 02.14.18

PFM DY7-8 

CAT C FAQ 03.03.18

CAT C Summary 03.03.18

1. CAT C Measure Specifications- Introduction 

2. CAT C Specifications:- Hospitals and PPs 03.03.18

3. CAT C Specifications- LHDs 03.03.18

4. CAT C Specifications- CMHCs 03.03.18

Summary of Proposed DY7-8 Requirements 

Regional Healthcare Partnership 12 Community Needs Assessment

In preparation for the transition to Demonstration Years 7 and 8, HHSC and CMS are requiring each Regional Healthcare Partnerships to update their Regional Community Needs Assessments. We are pleased to share with you RHP 12's UPDATED Draft Community Needs Assessment.  

Below are links to the Updated Draft Community Needs Assessment documents. The Community Needs Tier chart  (Tier 1- Critical Need, Tier 2 Urgent Need, Tier 3 Important but less urgent) can be found on the last page of the Community Needs Assessments summary. We will be hosting a presentation of RHP 12's Draft Community Needs Assessment in the near future where stakeholder feedback can be provided but you can also submit feedback and/or comments to us at 

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