Welcome to RHP 9 – Transforming Healthcare Now

Waiver Information

  • Five-year demonstration waiver that began on September 1, 2011
  • Aligns with the Triple Aim of the Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services (CMS): Improve the experience of care, Improve the health of populations, and Reduce the per capita costs of healthcare without compromising quality.
  • Creation of Regional Healthcare Partnerships (RHP) that support coordinated, efficient delivery of quality care, and a plan for system transformation that is driven by the needs of the community.
  • Provides incentive payments for quality improvement and healthcare delivery system reform

Quick Facts on RHP 9:

  • 3 Counties: Dallas, Denton, & Kaufman
  • 2,530 square miles
  • Population of 3.1 million
  • 40% are low income
  • 25 providers participating in Delivery System Reform Incentive Payment (DSRIP) projects
  • Needs assessment: Gaps in access, behavioral health, and overall care coordination.
  • 129 DSRIP projects
    • 46 Infrastructure Development projects (Category 1)
    • 83 Program Innovation and Redesign projects (Category 3)
    • 200 Plus Outcome Measures (Category 3)

November 2017: Regional Community Needs Assessment due.  
Tuesday, December 5, 2017: RHP 9 Rapid Cycle Improvement Cohort.  Register at https://rhp9rapidcycleimprovement.eventbrite.com
Wednesday, October 4, 2017: HHSC October DY6 webinar 


Making a Difference

Upcoming events
  • Our Technology in Healthcare learning collaborative is next Tuesday.  You can still register at https://rhp9technologyinhealthcare.eventbrite.com
  • I sent an outlook invite earlier for the HHSC October DY6 Reporting webinar.  Will update the outlook when HHSC provides the webex details but I wanted to get on everyone’s calendar.  
October DY6 Reporting
  • The October DY6 reporting templates will be posted on the DSRIP Online Reporting System Bulletin Board only, instead of the waiver website.  Will notify/send when the reports are uploaded.
  • QPI data files have been updated with the most recent MSLC findings for QPI metrics that were validated as achieved. These updates include pre-DSRIP baseline changes or any date adjustments within the allowable time frames. Providers will see this updated data in the October DY6 QPI templates and as applicable, in the online reporting system.
Category 3
  • The Category 3 team is updating the summary workbooks. The updated data will be posted on the DSRIP Online Reporting System Bulletin Board by COB today.  Providers need to verify the summary workbooks’ accuracy and submit any errors to the waiver mailbox by COB on Friday, September 22nd.
Compliance Monitoring
  • HHSC will send out remaining communication to providers for Category 1 and 2 Round 2 early next week.
  • HHSC is requesting additional information for some projects from Category 1 and 2 Round 3 review where providers either Did Not Achieve the goals or results were Not Validated per MSLC. Please provide additional information to MSLC as requested.
  • HHSC is still reviewing some of the Category 3 results from the Performance Review Round 2. 
Renewal: Category B System FAQ
  • The System FAQ will be posted to the waiver website and online reporting system Bulletin Board early next week as a reference for anchors and providers.