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.

RHP12 DSRIP in Action- - Lynn County Hospital District, Tahoka, TX- Patient Care Navigation -Recap

Lynn County Hospital District along with Regional Healthcare Partnership 12 hosted a DSRIP in Action event Friday, June 16, 2017. Twenty six attendees representing 13 different regional provider locations joined us for the event.

Donna Raindl, Controller/Compliance Officer, and Pete Paniagua, Patient Navigator/Financial Assistance presented their Patient Care Navigation project which was implemented to improve Lynn County Hospital District’s (LCHD) ability to reduce non-emergent ER visits and to provide low- income, high risk patients with quality health care at lower cost to patients. To launch this project, LCHD hired a Patient Navigator to oversee the Indigent/Charity Program full time. The patient navigator attempts to reach 100% of the MLIU patients that present thru the ER. The Patient Navigator has established a valuable network with Texas Workforce Commission, Department of Assistive and Rehabilitative Services, South Plains Community Action, SSI/SSDI Disability Advocates/Attorneys, and other Social Service Agencies which assist him in connecting their patients to the resources needed. Since program inception 733 clients have received services from this program. Currently they have 131 active clients enrolled.



Sign in Sheets



June Status Call

Our most recent status update call was held on Friday, June 2nd, at 11am.  On the call we discussed the following items: 

  • Recap and Summary of the March 24 Learning Collaborative
  • Highlights from the February 24 DSRIP in Action hosted by Swisher Memorial Healthcare
  • Upcoming Events including Regional Learning Collaborative and DSRIP in Action
  • DY7-8 Key PFM Changes
  • Measure Bundle Update
  • Clinical Champions Workgroup Update 

Below are the links to related/important documents and the recorded call itself:

Please let us know if you have any questions.



DSRIP APRIL DY 6 QPI and Cat 3 Template Webinar


HHSC hosted a webinar on April 5, 2017 to discuss DSRIP April DY6 QPI and the Cat 3 Template. To access the webinar please click here.

Highlights of the call:

 DY6 Reporting Changes

  • Semi-Annual Reporting Requirements      
  • DY6  Milestone Reporting Eligibility    
  • Carryforward Reporting 

Demonstration Years vs Performance Years

Category 3 Reporting 

RHP12 Regional Learning Collaborative Event

We want to thank all of you who were able to join us for our Regional Learning Collaborative Event last Friday, March 24, 2017. We had a great turn out.

We appreciate all of the evaluation forms that were completed. At a quick glance the feedback looks very positive with majority being satisfied to highly satisfied. We will review the details on the evaluation forms and implement improvement ideas for our September event. 

Below you will find the documents related to the event.


 Attendee Sign in Sheets 

  • Presentations

               Value-Based Purchasing/Alternative Payment Models - Andy Vasquez

               Value-Based Purchasing/Alternative Payment Models -Kyle Trzaskalski

           DY7-FY8 PFM- Stephanie Fenter   

           DSRIP Project Evaluation Template 

           Learning Collaborative Evaluation Tool Instructions-Bonnie McCamey