Background: HHSC invited RHP participants and other stakeholders directly responsible for the development of RHP plans to Austin for a two-day conference. Due to space limitations, only invited and registered individuals may attend the event in person. The summit presentations will begin at 8:30 a.m. and extend through 5:30 p.m. on August 7th, and begin at 8:30 a.m. and extend through 3:30 p.m. on August 8th. The planned agenda for day one of the summit is to cover the Uncompensated Care Protocol and Requirements, the RHP Plan Template, the RHP Protocol (DSRIP Menu), and the Program Funding and Mechanics Protocol. For day two, planned sessions will address intergovernmental transfers and will include a behavioral health panel discussion and final discussion on RHP Plan development. Both days will include sessions for technical assistance. A copy of the summit agenda is attached.

Login Information: In order to allow other interested individuals to watch and participate in the Summit, HHSC has arranged for the conference to be available for viewing on-line, in real-time. To access the live webcast on August 7th and/or August 8th, go to and type in the Password “Summit2012”. When you access this site, you will be prompted to enter your e-mail address to log in. You may also log in now, and click on the “RSVP” feature to receive a reminder e-mail 30 minutes prior to the beginning of the event.

Ability to Ask “Real-Time” Questions: Note that the webinar site features a “chat” functionality that will permit you to ask questions in real-time. A HHSC staff representative will be monitoring the questions during the conference and will relay the questions, as appropriate, to the Summit presenters. It may not be possible to relay all of the questions posed using this chat feature. It is also important to note that questions posed using this “chat” feature will be visible to other webinar participants.