RHP 12 Full Region Planning Meeting Scheduled for September 6th

We have reserved Thursday, September 6th from 2-4pm for our next regional meeting.

Depending on the status of the PFM and DSRIP Planning protocols, this meeting will be either a face to face or WebEx. We will update you on details once a decision is made on the type meeting.

Hospital UCTOOL Posted - Sept. 10th Deadline

The Texas Health and Human Services Commission has posted each hospital’s partially completed FY2012 UC Tool. Completed UCTOOL applications must be submitted no later than September 10, 2012. Hospitals that wish to receive payment from the UCPOOL in FY2012 must complete the UCTOOL.

To access your hospital’s data:

  • 1. Navigate to the agency’s rate analysis
  • 2. Click and open the UC Tool  link near the middle of the page
  • 3. Click on then your hospital.


The rate analysis Waiver page has additional information, including instructions for completing the UCTOOL. THHSC is working on a FAQ for the UCTOOL.

UPDATE - AUGUST 16th Regional Meeting WEBINAR

The August 16th regional meeting will NOT be a physical meeting. We will host a webinar that will begin at 2:00 p.m. Thursday August 16th. Follow the link below TO REGISTER. An email will then be sent to you with the webinar link and phone number with a passcode.

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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For assistance
1. Go to
2. On the left navigation bar, click "Support".
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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 http://www.livestream.com/private/hhsc2012summit 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 www.webex.com
2) Click on Attend Meeting
3) Enter Meeting Number: 802 924 156 (no password necessary)
4) Call 1-800-396-3172 (no password necessary)