PUBLIC HEARING NOTICE:
Proposed New Rules Concerning the Texas Healthcare Transformation and Quality Improvement Program
Sept. 18, 2012
2 p.m. to 4 p.m.
Department of Aging and Disability Services
John H. Winters Building
Public Hearing Room
701 West 51st St.
The Texas Health and Human Services Commission (HHSC) will conduct a public hearing to receive comments on the proposed new rules to §§354.1601 and 354.1602 under Title 1, Part 15, Chapter 354, Subchapter D, Division 1; §§354.1611, 354.1612, and 354.1613 under Title 1, Part 15, Chapter 354, Subchapter D, Division 2; §§354.1621 and 354.1622 under Title 1, Part 15, Chapter 354, Subchapter D, Division 3; and §§354.1631, 354.1632, and 354.1634 under Title 1, Part 15, Chapter 354, Subchapter D, Section 4, concerning the Texas Healthcare Transformation and Quality Improvement Program.
The proposed new rules describe the composition and organization of regional healthcare partnerships (RHPs) under the Texas Healthcare Transformation and Quality Improvement Program §1115 demonstration waiver; the criteria, responsibilities, and limitations of an RHP's anchor; the role of the RHP participants, including inter-governmental transfer entities, Medicaid providers and other stakeholders; the required elements of an RHP plan; HHSC's RHP plan review and notification procedure; composition of Delivery System Reform Incentive Payments (DSRIP) pool; allocation of DSRIP funds; and the DSRIP requirements on participants and RHPs.
Written Comments. Written comments on the proposed new rules may be submitted to Charles Greenberg, HHSC, Office of the General Counsel, at MC-1070, 4900 N. Lamar Blvd., Austin, Texas 78751-2316; by fax to 512-424-6586; or by email to Charles.email@example.com within 30 days of publication of this proposal in the Texas Register.
People requiring Americans with Disabilities Act accommodation, auxiliary aids or services should call Leigh A. Van Kirk at 512-491-2813 at least 72 hours before the hearing so appropriate arrangements can be made.