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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RHP 12 Measure Bundle Events- Amarillo & Lubbock

We have dates for our January DY7-8 planning sessions. We will be hosting 2 different sessions on the same day in both locations: January 24th in Amarillo and January 25th in Lubbock.

For those of you who were unable to attend the December DY7-8 Planning sessions we will host a repeat of that session in the morning on both days. Please register at the “Morning Session” link below in the location you plan to attend. Please register every person from your team that plans to attend.

For those of you who attended the December DY7-8 Planning session we will host a continuation/follow-up session in the afternoon on both days. Please register using the “Afternoon Session” link below in the location you plan to attend. Please register every person from your team that plans to attend. Also, we have not yet heard back from HHSC on all the clarification questions that we noted from the first sessions. As soon as we do we will get those out to everyone. The holidays slow things down a bit.

Amarillo:  Morning Session

Amarillo: Afternoon Session

Lubbock: Morning Session

Lubbock: Afternoon Session

RHP 12 Measure Bundle Events- Amarillo and Lubbock

RHP 12 hosted DY7-8 planning sessions for all providers in Amarillo on Monday, December 18th and Lubbock on Tuesday, December 19th. The events were well attended with good discussion regarding DY7-8 requirements. Below are links to the presentation and other documents promised at the events. 

-DY7-8 Planning Session Presentation 

-DY7-8 Texas Measure Bundle Protocol 

-Cat C Measure Specifications Introduction

-Cat C Measure Specifications: Hospitals and PPs

-Cat C Measure Specification: LHDs

-Cat C Measure Specifications: CMHCs

-Cat B FAQ Sheet

-Cat 4 Example 

We will have follow up & repeat sessions in the month of January.

  • Amarillo: January 24, 2018, 9:00am-1:00pm at Texas Tech University Health Sciences Center, 1400 South Coulter Street, Amarillo, TX 79106
  • Lubbock: January 25, 2018, 9:00am-1:00pm at Business Technology Center (UMC), 309 North Slide, Lubbock, TX 79416