This website contains information about the 1115 Waiver and Regional Health Partnership 7.
UPDATE – Three Year DSRIP ProjectsOctober 21, 2013
On Friday, October 18th, RHP 7 stakeholders, including the public, gathered to develop an initial prioritized list of proposed three year DSRIP projects. The initial prioritized list can be found here - RHP7 prioritization list 10.21.13 v2.
Visit the 3-year projects page for more news and updates.
13.09.18 Learning Collaborative Presentation COMBINED v3 - Presentation from the Sept. 19 meeting
Attention, All RHP7 Performing Providers
Three Year DSRIP ProjectsSeptember 10, 2013
Central Health, as anchor for Regional Healthcare Partnership 7, announces a call for new three-year Delivery System Reform Incentive Payment (DSRIP) projects. This call follows information sent recently about HHSC’s process for submission and review of new DSRIP projects for Region 7 to be implemented in Demonstration Years (DYs) 3-5 of the Medicaid Transformation Waiver.
What is the 1115 Waiver?
In December 2011, the federal government’s Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services (CMS) approved Texas’ application for a Section 1115 Waiver – allowing Texas to conduct demonstration projects with Medicaid and Medicare funds that would otherwise conflict with provisions of the Social Security Act. This 1115 Waiver, as it’s called, does two things:
1. Expands existing Medicaid managed programs statewide, and
2. Establishes two federal funding pools to (a) help providers cover the costs of uncompensated care and (b) promote health system transformation.
The Waiver will be in effect through September 30, 2016.
The Texas Health and Human Services Commission (HHSC) has asked local government entities and public hospitals to anchor Regional Health Partnerships (RHPs) that will be comprised of public and private hospitals and participating providers. These RHPs will each write a regional plan that will identify and address areas for improvement and innovation in the health care delivery system.
HHSC has identified Central Health as the anchor of a region in Central Texas. This region will include Bastrop, Caldwell, Fayette, Hays, Lee and Travis Counties. In its role as anchor, Central Health will be responsible for certain administrative tasks, including holding meetings, collecting and reporting data, and liaising with HHSC.
On behalf of all of the region’s partners, Central Health submitted an updated version the RHP7 Plan to HHSC on March 11th. You can read the revised plan HERE.
Please browse the website and if you have any questions or comments, you may contact Sarah Cook, 512-978-8195.
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