HHSC hosted a webinar on June 21, 2017 to discuss feedback changes to the DRAFT DY7-8 PFM and Categories B & C Measure Bundle Protocol. A link to the recorded webinar is below:

HHSC Hosted Draft DY7-8 Protocol Webinar 6.21.2017

Highlights of the Webinar:

Key Changes to the Program Funding and Mechanics (PFM) Protoco

  •  RHP Plan Update Submission Timeline       
  •  Category Funding Distribution, including the Private Hospital Participation Regional Incentive
  •  Costs and Savings Requirement
  •  Category C Requirements, including the Minimum Point Threshold (MPT)
  •  Remaining Unused Funds
  •  Reporting and Carryforward

Overview of Measure Bundle Protocol 

  • Category A: Core Activities, Alternative Payment Modes, Costs & Savings, Collaborative Activities
  •  Category B: System Definition
  •  Category C: Selection, Valuation, and Eligible Denominator Populations

o   Category C Menu Development

o   Category C Selection Requirements

o   Category C Valuation Requirements

o   Eligible Denominator Population

  •   Category D: Population-Focused Improvements

Estimated Timeline

  • Through July 7, 2017- Gather stakeholder feedback on the draft Measure Bundle Protocol using the survey posted on the waiver website.  HHSC is particularly interested in  feedback on Category D measures
  •  Late July 2017- Submit Measure Bundle Protocol to CMS for approval, including any updates to the PFM based on the Measure Bundle Protocol.
  •  July/August – release of full draft of Category C Compendium of Measure Specifications
  •  August 2017 – DY7-8 proposed rules posted for public comment.
  •  August/September 2017 - Targeted CMS approval of protocols.   
  • January 31, 2018 – Anchors submit RHP Plan Updates.

*All proposals are contingent on the outcome of CMS negotiations.