Each RHP in Texas was required to develop a regional plan that documented the organization and executive overview of each region, outlined community needs assessments for the counties within the region, and detailed the proposed Delivery System Reform Incentive Payment (DSRIP) projects to be implemented in the region.
The RHP 8 Anchor Team submitted the RHP 8 Plan, which detailed 37 main four-year projects to be implemented in the region, to HHSC for review and approval. Technical feedback was provided by HHSC in December 2012. The region modified the projects in accordance with HHSC feedback, and the revised plan was sent to Center for Medicare and Medicaid Services (CMS) in February 2013 for approval. In April 2013, CMS granted approval of all but four of the proposed four-year DSRIP projects submitted, with those four projects being modified and all being formally approved by December 2013.
Throughout the summer and fall of 2013, eligible Performing Providers in each region were afforded one final opportunity to propose additional DSRIP projects to be implemented on a three-year basis. RHP 8 followed the process outlined by HHSC for proposal review and regional approval of new three-year projects. The RHP 8 Plan Modification detailing new three-year projects was submitted to HHSC in December 2013. HHSC granted approval for all new three-year projects (three total) in February 2014, with formal CMS approval granted in May 2014.
Since initial plan submission in 2012, RHP 8 and all other regions across the state have been working with HHSC and CMS on detailed revisions and updates to the regional plans in an effort to more clearly define the milestones and metrics each project must achieve to demonstrate successful implementation, clarify the target population to be served by each project, estimate the anticipated patient impact of each project , and modify implementation protocols to ensure core components and quality improvement requirements are met. Plan revisions across the state have taken place in a phased approach and are expected to continue through the summer of 2014.
Download the full RHP 8 Plan (submitted 2/15/13): DOC
Download the full RHP 8 Plan Modification (three-year projects, as of 12/19/13): DOC