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

DY9 R1 April Reporting:
COVID-19 Update:

·         HHSC and CMS are still in negotiation

·         CMS did not agree to the use of the measure class averages

·         CMS did propose using measure averages for most measures (at the measure bundle level with some exception of low volume measures) – no details available at this time

      • Using DY8(PY2-CY2019) or DY9(PY3-CY2020) achievement values whichever is higher

·         HHSC hopes to have the negotiation completed with CMS in early August

DSRYI DY9-10 Rule Amendment
  • The Comment period on the posted rule amendment (The final DY9-10 PFM & MBP) is open through August 17,2020 in the July 17, 2020 issue of  Texas Register
Compliance Monitoring:
  • MSLC submitted compliance results for 1a period to HHSC who is reviewing them.
  • Review your responses from M&S:  If you had changes as a result of the audits you will need to make updates in your data in October reporting as identified.
  • MSLC continues to review the 1b time period submissions.
DSRIP Transition:
  • Best Practice Workgroup will review Survey 2: Prioritizing Key Practice results and discuss next steps at the August 5, 2020 meeting.
  • Partner Engagement: