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STC 48 Transition Plan 20150323

Transition Plan for Funding Pools. No later than March 31, 2015, the State shall submit a transition plan to CMS based on the experience with the Delivery System Reform Incentive Payment (DSRIP) pool, actual uncompensated care (UC) trends in the State, and investment in value based purchasing or other payment reform options.

1115 Waiver – Legislative Overview

In 2011, Texas Health and Human Services Commission (HHSC) and Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services (CMS) agreed to move forward with an 1115 Medicaid Transformation Waiver that includes a new component to health care delivery: the Delivery Reform Incentive Payment (DSRIP) pool. DSRIP is designed to incentivize innovation to increase access, improve quality and better manage costs of healthcare for low income Texans.

Statewide Texas Access to Services Consultation Initiative – Final Report 4/4/13

The Texas Council of Community Centers selected MTM Services to manage and implement a measurement and improvement project for their member organizations. The goal of this project was to help ensure that Texas mental health centers would collectively and individually have adequate capacity to be an active participant in health care reform efforts in Texas.

Missouri Medicaid Integration – Additional Resource #12

Missouri has pioneered a program for Medicaid beneficiaries with severe mental illness that is based in community mental health centers (CMHCs) and provides care coordination and disease management to address the "whole person," including both mental illness and chronic medical conditions.

Integration in Texas – Additional Resource #10

The Lubbock Regional Mental Health and Mental Retardation Center (LRMHMRC) submitted and has been awarded SAMHSA grant for a Primary and Behavioral Health Care Integration Project. LRMHMRC will work with the Larry Combest Community Health and Wellness Center to initiate a clinic that will integrate primary medical services into psychiatric/mental health services provided to consumers who have serious mental illnesses.

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