Welcome to RHP 9 – Transforming Healthcare Now 

Waiver Information


  • Medicaid 1115 Waiver renewed October 1, 2017 – September 30, 2022. Information on the existing waiver details and transition plans can be found at the Texas Health & Human Services Waiver Renewal.
  •  Click here to reivew the updated RHP 9 Plan for demonstration years DY9-10. 
  •  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
  • 22 providers participating in Delivery System Reform Incentive Payment (DSRIP) projects
  • Needs assessment: Gaps in access, behavioral health, and overall care coordination.



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2020 RHP 9, 10, & 18 Collaborative Connections – Impacting Care

Hurst Conference Center, 1601 Campus Drive Hurst, TX 7605


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Making a Difference

DY9R1 April Reporting
  • Report if you can:  If you are able to report, HHSC encourages that you complete all the normal templates and complete reporting as normal.
  • Read the companion document;  it answers many of the questions you might have.
  • Provisional Template – You only submit this template if you are requesting provisional reporting.  If you are able to report normally, you do not need to submit this template.  The companion document outlines when and how you can use the template. 
  • If you need assistance please don’t hesitate to call.
Highlights from the Notes
  • All documents for reporting have been uploaded to the DSRIP Online system bulletin board
  • Reporting Timeline Dates:
    • April 6, 2020 – DY9R1 Reporting Webinar from 10 am to 12 pm. To register, go to https://attendee.gotowebinar.com/register/6925835143326532875.
    • April 24, 2020 – Final date to submit questions regarding Category C April reporting and inform HHSC of any issues with DY9 data in the Category C Reporting Template or the DSRIP Online Reporting System.
    • April 28, 2020 – Final date to submit questions regarding Category A, Category B, and Category D April reporting and inform HHSC of any issues with DY9 data in the DSRIP Online Reporting System.
    • April 30, 2020, 11:59 pm – Due date for providers to submit April DY9 DSRIP reporting using the DSRIP Online Reporting System.
    • June 13, 2020 – HHSC and the Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services (CMS) will complete their review and approval of April DY9 reporting or request additional information
  • Current Category A: Cost & Savings reviews  (from October Reporting)
    • A document highlighting common issues identified during reviews has been posted on bulletin board.
    • HHSC is still working through their reviews with a goal to complete them in May.
    • Provides may receive additional questions or receive notification that HHSC has not additional questions.
    • Turn around time to respond is 5 days for additional questions, if you need more time email them and they will work with you.
  • Compliance Monitoring
    • M&S is currently review what has been submitted under Round 1a
    • They will review May 8th submission under review under Round 1b.
    • Explained how they selected measures in the attached notes.
  • DY9-10 Payments Flow Example
    • Attached – provides a tool to estimate when DY9-10 payments will occur based on various assumptions – may not apply to actual reporting, but provides a good estimate.
  • DRIP Transition –
    • HHSC continues to work with CMS
COVID-19 Updates:
  • April DY9R1 Reporting Flexibilities – Pending approval. We will let you know as soon as we have more information.
  • We are quickly developing and routing for leadership and CMS approval all proposals for flexibility for DY9 measurement and reporting that will be impacted by COVID-19. We will communicate any changes as soon as confirmed.
  • The Medicaid and CHIP Services Division at HHSC is keeping a COVID-19 website updated with any direction specifically for providers. Please find it here: https://hhs.texas.gov/services/health/coronavirus-covid-19
  • There will be a Medicaid COVID-19 phone call tomorrow afternoon for providers. This call is not specific to DSRIP – it is for Medicaid providers generally. It is a webinar, too, but capacity is limited. We recommend calling in with the info below.

·         When: Wednesday, March 25, 2020, from 3-4pm

·         Where: Dial in: United States: +1 (872) 240-3412

o   Access Code: 843-362-893

DY9R1 (April) Reporting
  • The DY9R1 Reporting Webinar will take place on Monday, April 6th from 10 am to 12 pm. To register for the webinar, go to https://attendee.gotowebinar.com/register/6925835143326532875.
  • April DY9 reporting materials will start being posted on the DSRIP Online Reporting System around the end of March and will be available as they are ready.
  • The Category C Summary Workbook has been updated under the “Category C Resources” section of the bulletin board and reflects all provider reporting through the DY8R2 Period as well as changes following the DY9/10 RHP Plan Update. Providers should review recorded reporting data and measure selections for accuracy. This file reflects the data that will be used to populate the DY9R1 Category C Reporting Template.


DSRIP Online Reporting System
  • DY9-10 updates to the reporting system are tentatively scheduled for the end of the week. During this time, users will not be able to access the reporting system, including the DSRIP Bulletin Board. The reporting system should be back up once these updates have completed. HHSC will notify Anchors when we have a firmer date.