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Call, Newsletter & Event Archive

Bimonthly Calls

The bimonthly learning collaborative call is designed to help promote shared learning across the region through open discussion. The call provides a forum for UC and DSRIP providers to discuss raising performance, challenges and issues faced, as well as to share best practices. Calls are held bimonthly on the third Thursday of the month at 10 a.m during Demonstration Year 6.

RHP 17 - DY5 Program Evaluation Series:


  • 01/14/16 - January Call (Evaluative Methods): Minutes
  • 02/11/16 - February Call (Program Results Stories): Minutes
  • 03/10/16 - March Call (Evaluation Findings ): Minutes
  • 04/14/16 - April Call (Evaluation Improvement): Minutes
  • 06/09/16 - June Call (Sustainability Planning): Minutes
  • 07/14/16 - July Call (Program Design and Implementation): Minutes
  • 08/11/16 - August Call (Program Evaluation Series Recap): Minutes

RHP 17 - DY6 Bimonthly Calls:

  • 02/16/17 - February Call (DY6 Reporting and Understanding DY7-8): Minutes
  • 04/20/17 - April Call (Health Information Exchange): Minutes

Quarterly Newsletters

Each quarter RHP 17 sends out a newsletter to share updates on recent and upcoming learning collaborative activities and information. The newsletter includes project spotlights, achievements in the region to be celebrated, learning opportunities for participation in other regions and through online resources, upcoming event dates and information, and other features related to health care and continuous quality improvement methods.

RHPs 8 & 17 Newsletters

RHP 17 Newsletters

Past Learning Collaborative Events

  • 03/22/17 - Regional Opportunity: RHP 8 and 17 hosted the first biannual face-to-face event of DY6 at Georgetown Health Foundation in Georgetown. The focus of the event was on Value-Based Purchasing (VBP) and alignment activities with Managed Care Organizations (MCOs). Stakeholders had the opportunity to hear a presentation over VBP and quality initiative in Texas from Andy Vasquez, Deputy Associate Commissioner for Quality at HHSC. In addition, Kathy Lee, Director and RHP 16 Anchor at Coryell Memorial Healthcare System, shared her experiences with VBP as well as outlined her involvement in HHSC Value-Based Payment and Quality Improvement Committee. There was also two DSRIP provider spotlights. Debbie Muesse, Program Manager with the TAMHSC Rural and Community Health, shared information on the timeline and steps for communicating with and creating a pilot with a MCO and Yulanda Haynes-Mims, Director of Health Plan Reimbursement at Bluebonnet Trails Community Services, offered best practices and lessons learned from her extensive experience working with MCOs.  The event ended with Emily Sentiles, Program Specialist with HHSC, providing a waiver renewal update. Interested individuals can contact the Anchor Team for meeting materials.
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