The Texas Health and Human Services Commission (HHSC) adopts new Division 7, concerning DSRIP Program Demonstration Years 7-8, and within the new division (Review Texas Register for programs).
The following information was obtained from the Novemeber 24 issue of the Texas Register.
The Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services (CMS) approved Texas’ request for a new Medicaid
demonstration waiver entitled “Texas Healthcare Transformation and Quality Improvement Program” in accordance with §1115 of the Social Security Act. This waiver authorized the establishment of the Delivery System Reform Incentive Payment (DSRIP) program. The DSRIP program provides incentive payments to hospitals and certain other providers to support their efforts to enhance access to health care, the quality of care, and the health of patients and families served.
The initial waiver was approved through September 30, 2016, and an initial extension was granted through December 31, 2017. HHSC has requested an additional 21 months that would extend the waiver through September 30, 2019. These adopted new rules mirror the proposed Program Funding and Mechanics (PFM) protocol submitted to CMS on May 17, 2017. If approved by CMS, the proposed PFM protocol will govern the requested additional 21 months (demonstration years 7-8) of the waiver.
Review Report with comments and responses to the update at the Texas Register