In December 2011, the Texas Health and Human Services Commission (HHSC) received federal approval of a waiver which gave Texas the flexibility to design and improve its healthcare programs. The waiver allowed the state to expand Medicaid managed care while preserving hospital funding, provided incentive payments for health care improvements, and directed more funding to hospitals that serve large numbers of uninsured patients.
HHSC established geographic boundaries for new Regional Healthcare Partnerships (RHP). Each RHP has developed a plan that identified the participating partners, community needs, proposed projects and funding distribution.
RHP 6 is anchored by University Health and includes the following counties: Atascosa, Bandera, Bexar, Comal, Dimmit, Edwards, Frio, Gillespie, Guadalupe, Kendall, Kerr, Kinney, La Salle, McMullen, Medina, Real, Uvalde, Val Verde, Wilson, and Zavala.
The current 1115 waiver is set to expire Sept 30, 2022. HHSC has requested a 5 year extension.
Message from University Health System CEO
University Health is honored to be the anchor for RHP 6. It is our pleasure to coordinate with the UT Health Science Center at San Antonio, our hospital partners and other stakeholders to transform healthcare in our 20-county region. Through this waiver, we have the opportunity to work together to make significant progress toward the Triple Aim goals of assuring patients receive high-quality and patient-centered care, in the most cost-effective ways.
We strive to keep this site up to date with information regarding Medicaid 1115 waiver developments in our region and throughout the state. We hope you “bookmark it” and find it to be a useful resource.Please don’t hesitate to contact Dr. Carol Huber if you have any questions or suggestions.
George B. Hernández, Jr.
President and Chief Executive Officer
|Ted Day, MSHA, MBA
Executive Vice President
Strategic Planning and Business Development
|Carol A. Huber, DrPH, MBA
Director, Regional Healthcare Partnership
About University Health
University Health is a nationally recognized teaching hospital and network of outpatient healthcare centers, owned by the people of Bexar County. In partnership with UT Health San Antonio, it is consistently recognized as a leader in advanced treatment options, new technologies and clinical research.
University Hospital is ranked among the top 50 hospitals in the nation for urology care by U.S. News & World Report, and designated as high-performing in the care of kidney and lung disease. Since 2001, U.S. News has consistently ranked University Hospital among the best hospitals in Texas and the San Antonio region. University Hospital’s Emergency Department is the busiest in the region with over 90,000 visits each year. It is the premier Level I trauma center for a vast, 22-county region of South Texas, and home to the highest designated pediatric trauma center in the region, and the only center in South Texas able to care for children with serious burns.
University Health is committed to delivering patient-centered, culturally competent and high-quality healthcare for adults and children, based on a strong foundation of outcomes-based research and innovative teaching.
Please visit the University Health website for more information.