3-Year Project Change Request

The 3-Year Project Change Request process for DY5 is anticipated to begin on Monday, June 29, 2015.  HHSC will post the relevant materials (companion document, Change Request Form [CRF], etc.) to the Transformation Waiver website on Monday, June 29, and is tentatively planning to hold a webinar to explain the process on Thursday, July 2, at 10:00 am.

Please let us know if you plan to submit a change request and/or would like individual technical assistance with the process. We are here to assist with the process if needed.

Each RHP’s change request submissions will be due to HHSC by Monday, July 27, 2015.

Waiver Renewal

The current Texas 1115 Medicaid Transformation Waiver expires on September 30, 2016.  HHSC is currently working to submit a renewal request to Centers for Medicaid and Medicare Services (CMS) prior to September 30, 2015.  As part of the renewal request process HHSC will be holding public meetings across the state related to the renewal application.  The meeting scheduled in RHP 12 will be on July 24, 2015 from 1:00 pm to 3:00 pm and will be held at the Region 16 Education Services Center (5800 Bell St, Amarillo, TX  79109).  In addition to the meeting HHSC will hold a webinar on July 23, 2015 from 9:30 am to 11:30 am.  To see other meeting dates, webinar details, or other information HHSC has posted about waiver renewal click here.  

Monthly Status Call Posted

The Monthly Status Call that was held on June 1, 2015 is now available.  The PowerPoint and the recorded call can be accessed by clicking here.  The calls for March 2015 and January 2015 have also been posted.  

DSRIP in Action

Please join us for our first DSRIP in Action Event.  The event will be held at the Medical Arts Hospital (2200 Bryan Lamesa, TX) on June 17, 2015.  

This is an opportunity to visit with other providers in our region, see Medical Arts' specialty care project in action, learn about the projects successes, challenges, and lessons learned.  The day will start with a light breakfast at 8:30 and the event will kick off at 9:00 am. The full agenda is below:

8:30 am               Breakfast

9:00 am               Welcome & Introductions

9:15 am               Project in Action presented by Melissa Matlock

10:00 am             Roundtable discussion regarding challenges/lessons learned

10:30 am             Roundtable discussion about opportunities for improvement

11:00 am             Tour of Medical Arts new facility

12:00 pm             Lunch (Optional @ K-Bobs)


If you are interested in attending please RSVP to Chris Felton (This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.). We look forward to seeing you in Lamesa, TX on June 17, 2015.  

DSRIP Transformational Impact Summary

HHSC has requested that providers review their active DSRIP projects to determine which have evidence of early successes in transforming care delivery and improving patient outcomes. For those successful projects, we are asking that you submit additional information about the project, beyond what is captured in the online reporting system, using the Transformational Impact Summary Template.  Providers should complete on Transformational Impact Summary Template for each project that has shown evidence of early success and return them to their respective anchor. 

To help performing providers complete the Transformational Impact Summary Template, RHP 2 recently held a webinar to help providers complete the template.  Below is the link to the webinar along with a FAQ sheet that was developed.