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The Texas Health and Human Services Commission (HHSC) has received federal approval of a waiver that allows the state to expand Medicaid managed care while preserving hospital funding, provides incentive payments for health care improvements and directs more funding to hospitals that serve large numbers of uninsured patients.

Planning and implementation of Waiver activities will be achieved through Regional Healthcare Partnerships (RHPs) based on geographical location and patient flow. Each RHP will devise and submit a Regional Healthcare Plan with a common goal of re-shaping health care within their communities by improving access to the high quality affordable care. The plan will identify the participating partners, community needs, proposed projects and funding distribution.

Each partnership must have an anchoring entity, which acts as a primary point of contact for the HHSC in the region and is responsible for seeking regional stakeholder engagement and coordinating development of the regional plan. Medical Center Health System in Odessa, TX will serve as the anchor for Texas RHP 14.

You can access additional information at the HHSC Website.

Throughout this process, communications, updates, and planning materials will be posted to this site for your reference. If you wish to be added to the Region 14 Healthcare Partnership stakeholder mailing list, please send an email to John O'Hearn with the following information: First Name, Last Name, Email Address, Phone Number, Organization, County, and Title.

Final RHP 14 Plan- Available for viewing. File is large, so be patient while it downloads.
Please use attached contact form to leave comments. All comments will be passed on to appropriate RHP 14 Member Organizations.

Contact Information
First Name:
Last Name:
Address Street 1:
Address Street 2:
Zip Code: (5 digits)
Daytime Phone:
Evening Phone:

Important Dates

  • May 16, 2014 – Due date for IGT entities to notify HHSC of any issues with affiliated providers’ reports.
  • By mid-May 2014 - HHSC submits last batch of 3-year projects to CMS for review.
  • Early June 2014 – HHSC approves April reports or requests additional information from providers.
  • By June 2014 - CMS approves 3-year projects.
  • July 2014 – RHPs submit plan modifications for DY4-5.
  • TBD – Full RHP Plan submission to HHSC (July 2014 or later).
  • July 9, 2014 – Estimated IGT due date for approved April milestone/metric achievement and DY3 monitoring.
  • Mid-July 2014 – Providers supply additional information if necessary following April reporting.
  • July 31, 2014 – Estimated payment date for April reporting.
  • Mid-August 2014 – HHSC reviews and approves or disapproves additional information submitted by providers following April reporting.
  • September 9-10, 2014 - Tentative dates for annual statewide learning collaborative in Austin.
  • October 31, 2014 – Anchors submit administrative costs for DY 2 and DY 3 (target pending CMS approval of Anchor Administrative Costs Protocol).
  • January 2015 – Estimated payment date for Anchor Administrative Costs.

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