The Texas Health & Human Services Commission
is implementing the Texas Healthcare Transformation and Quality
Improvement Program: a five year Section 1115 Medicaid
Waiver. The Waiver is designed to improve access to health
care, the quality of care provided and contain costs.
The waiver is designed to meet several goals:
- Expand risk-based managed care statewide.
- Support the development and maintenance of
a coordinated care delivery system.
- Improve outcomes while containing cost growth.
- Protect and leverage financing to improve
and prepare the health care infrastructure to increase access
- Transition to quality based payment systems
in managed care and in hospital payments.
- Provide a mechanism for investments in delivery
system reform including improved coordination in the current
indigent care system in advance of health care reform.
Pass 2 Public Hearing
Parkland Health & Hospital System will hold a meeting on
Dec. 18th, 2012 at 6:30pm at the Denton County Commissioners Court.
The public hearing will cover Regional Health Partnership Nine
on the Transformation and Quality Improvement Waiver to which
all interested persons were welcome.
- An overview of the waiver and what it means for the healthcare
of Dallas, Kaufman and Denton County residents will be presented.
The meeting will address the waiver's goals to transform the
delivery of healthcare by enhancing access and increasing the
quality of care provided. The region’s delivery system
reform incentive projects will also be discussed.
The public is allowed to voice any comments.
Pass 1 Public Hearing
Parkland Health & Hospital System held a meeting on Nov. 7, 2012 at the Dallas County Commissioner's Court for the Regional Health Partnership Nine on the Transformation and Quality Improvement Waiver to which all interested persons were welcome.
An overview of the waiver and what it means for the healthcare of Dallas, Kaufman and Denton County residents was presented. The meeting also addressed the waiver's goals to transform the delivery of healthcare by enhancing access and increasing the quality of care provided. The public was allowed to voice any comments.
here to view a video of the meeting.
here to read the Pass 1 Report.
Delivery System Reform Incentive Payments
Hospitals may participate in the DSRIP program
which rewards hospitals for achieving specific goals and improvements
identified in their specific RGO. Each region’s plan identifies
specific actions and timelines for achieving results in 4 categories.
Each project that is undertaken must improve the Medicaid system,
increase quality and contain cost.
Listed below are the 4 categories and the projects
that Parkland will be focused:
- Category 1 – Infrastructure Development Improvement
- Category 2 – Innovation and Redesign
- Category 3 – Improvement in Quality
- Category 4 – Population Focused Improvements
For more information, please visit one of the following:
Health & Human Services Transformation Waiver website
Overview of Texas Health Care Transformation and Quality Improvement Program: 1115 Waiver
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