AUGUST 7&8th - Planning Summit Webinar Details

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.

Pre-Summit Webinar Hosted by HHSC Scheduled for August 3rd at 1:30pm

Pre-RHP Planning Summit Webinar – Friday, August 3, 1:30 – 3:00 pm Central:


During Friday’s webinar, HHSC will discuss changes to the Program Funding and Mechanics (PFM) protocol, address public comments received on the PFM protocol, and provide a brief overview of the Delivery System Reform Incentive Payment (DSRIP)/RHP Planning Protocol. HHSC is continuing to negotiate the details of the PFM and RHP Planning Protocols with CMS. This information will provide a helpful foundation for the RHP Summit.

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.

To access the pre-summit webinar on August 3, at 1:30 pm:
1) Go to
2) Click on Attend Meeting
3) Enter Meeting Number: 802 924 156 (no password necessary)
4) Call 1-800-396-3172 (no password necessary)


The next full regional meeting is scheduled for August 16th from 2-4p.m. This meeting will be hosted via Webinar. 

This Webinar will contain updated information regarding the Program Funding and Mechanics protocol, RHP planning protocol, Project Plan template and much more. 

We encourage all of you to plan on attending.

To register for this meeting
1. Go to
2. Register for the meeting.

Please connect to the Audio Conference:
Dial-In #: 1-888-622-5357
Participant Code: 362610

Once the host approves your request, you will receive a confirmation email with instructions for joining the meeting.

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The next full region meeting is scheduled for July 17th from 1-3pm. Click here to view the Presentation for the meeting.

We again have worked with Texas Tech Health Sciences Center to arrange a two location meeting. There will be a location at the TTUHSC – Amarillo School of Pharmacy campus and one at TTUHSC – Lubbock campus. We will be utilizing their conferencing technology which will allow ALL attendees to view and participate in the meeting live.

We encourage all of you to plan on attending at one of these locations:

Amarillo Location

Texas Tech University Health Sciences Center School of Pharmacy
School of Pharmacy Room AMSOP 107
1300 South Coulter
Amarillo, Tx

Lubbock Location

Texas Tech University Health Sciences Center Room – Academic Classroom Building
Room 100
3601 4th Street
Lubbock, Tx