Stakeholder Forum – RHP 6 Plan Update (1115 Waiver Demonstration Years 7-8)

Past Events:

All stakeholders were invited to attend a RHP Stakeholder Forum on May 30, 2018, from 12:00  – 1:00 PM. During this online event, the RHP 6 Anchor presented the RHP 6 Plan Update which has been submitted to the Texas Health and Human Services Commission. The RHP Plan Update describes the providers participating in the Medicaid 1115 Waiver Incentive Pools and the proposed outcome measures targeted for improvement during Demonstration Years 7 – 8.

All stakeholders were invited to attend the RHP 6 Stakeholder Forum on March 21, 2018. At this event, the RHP 6 Anchor, University Health System, presented the draft RHP 6 Plan Update for Demonstration Years 7-8 of the Medicaid 1115 Waiver. Providers participating in the Delivery System Reform Incentive Payment Program (DSRIP) shared their transformation goals and strategies for the next two years. This was a great opportunity to share feedback on these plans and identify opportunities for alignment and collaboration. Many thanks to those who joined us!

RHP 6 has compiled the first draft of the RHP Plan Update for DY 7-8. Stakeholders are invited to review the draft and provide input and ideas using this online survey form. The survey will close March 28, 2018. This version of the RHP Plan Update is expected to change as providers receive input from stakeholders and ongoing guidance from HHSC. The final plan is due to HHSC no later than April 30, 2018.

RHP Plan Update DRAFT Section 1     RHP Plan Update DRAFT Section 2

Additional resources specific to RHP 6 and the Medicaid Waiver can be found here.

Stakeholder Forum Invitation

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2017 RHP 6 Learning Collaborative & Stakeholder Forum

Over 230 healthcare providers and community stakeholders gathered together on September 21st for the 2017 RHP 6 Learning Collaborative & Stakeholder Forum.

Updated Community Needs Assessment – As part of this year’s DSRIP requirements, and in preparation for the transition to Demonstration Years 7 and 8 (if approved by CMS), Regional Healthcare Partnerships are required to update their Community Needs Assessments. We are pleased to share with you RHP 6’s draft Community Needs Assessment Update for DY6. We need your input! We invite you to review the draft and share your feedback and insights by completing this survey. The survey will close October 31, 2017.

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Event Details:

Going Beyond

As we complete the sixth year of Texas’ Medicaid 1115 Waiver, healthcare providers and other stakeholders continue to IMPROVE HEALTH and TRANSFORM CARE across South Texas. Join us in our journey to GO BEYOND – expanding current initiatives, structuring our systems for sustainability, and enhancing collaborative partnerships to address community needs and achieve common goals.

  • Thursday, September 21, 2017
  • Omni Hotel San Antonio at the Colonnade
  • 9821 Colonnade Blvd, San Antonio, Texas
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RHP 6 – MCO Alignment through DSRIP Series

The purpose of these webinar events is to present the strategies/initiatives/priorities of the Medicaid Managed Care Organizations (MCO) with the goal of encouraging Performing Providers in RHP 6 to select DSRIP Outcome Measure Bundles that align with MCO priorities. While this may not always be possible, we believe consideration of alignment now will make a move to value based purchasing and alternative payment models easier in the future.

The first part of this webinar series included Amerigroup, Superior, and CFHP. The second part included Aetna and Molina. This series concluded June 28, 2017.



Superior – May 17 at 2 PM

Amerigroup – May 24 at 2 PM

Community First Health Plans – May 25 at 10 AM


Aetna – June 23 at 9 AM

Molina Healthcare of Texas – June 28 at 2:00

DY 6 ACES Series: Align, Collaborate, Evaluate, Sustain

The RHP 6 ACES Learning Collaborative series focuses on Alignment, Collaboration, Evaluation, and Sustainability of DSRIP projects. Webinars for DY6 will be held:

Thu, Jan 26, 2017 12:00 PM – 1:00 PM

Mon, Feb 3, 2017 12:00 PM – 1:00 PM

Tue, Mar 7, 2017 12:00 PM – 1:00 PM

Thu, Apr 20, 2017 12:00 PM – 1:00 PM

Additional dates may be added.


January 26 – We discussed the sustainability planning milestone, proposed questions for reporting, and actions you can take NOW to prepare for the sustainability of your project.

March 3 – We heard from guest speakers from UT Health Houston on the topic of cost analysis/effectiveness of DSRIP projects. This is a critical component of a sustainability strategy, and is proposed to be required in DY7-8. Knowing how much your project costs and potentially saves your system may drive decisions on continuation, expansion, and value based purchasing arrangements. Lead Guest Speaker: Dr. Charles. E. Begley, Division of Management, Policy, and Community Health; The University of Texas-Houston School of Public Health

March 7 – We learned about Value-Based Purchasing and Alternative Payment Models. As the healthcare system’s agenda and landscape evolves to focus on improved care and reduced costs, providers may benefit from business opportunities with value based payment.  In this webinar, the guest presenters shared both the promise and potential peril of value based payment models. Guest Speakers: Bren Manaugh and Amanda Ternan, Health Management Associates

DY6 Community United to End TB

A RHP 6 Learning Collaborative presented in partnership with Heartland National TB Center, San Antonio Metro Health, and other community organizations.

March 24, 2017

Texas Center for Infectious Disease

2303 Southeast Military Drive

8 AM – 5 PM


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