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.

Recent Updates

  • HHSC has posted the first portion of the draft DSRIP Measure Bundle Protocol containing the Category B system definition and Category C Measure Bundles for Hospitals and Physician Practices, Measures for Community Mental Health Centers, and Measures for Local Health Departments. Please see the Waiver Renewal page under DSRIP Extension - Planning and Protocols. (6/15/17)
  • HHSC has posted the final 1115 Texas Demonstration Wavier Evaluation Report that was submitted to the Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services.  Please see the Tools and Guidelines for Regional Healthcare Partnership Participants page under Evaluation. (6/1/17)
  • HHSC has posted a revised draft of the Program Funding and Mechanics (PFM) Protocol for DY7-8 that includes changes based on stakeholder feedback, along with a document that summarizes stakeholder feedback. Please see the Waiver Renewal page under “Draft Program Funding and Mechanics Protocol (PFM) for Demonstration Years (DY) 7-8” for more information. (5/17/17)