A slate of regional and statewide leaders and experts will discuss how the Texas 1115 Medicaid waiver is improving health and transforming healthcare in communities throughout South Texas at a conference in San Antonio.
The first annual Regional Healthcare Partnership Summit and Learning Collaborative will take place May 21-22 at the Omni San Antonio Hotel in the Colonnade. It will focus on the $1 billion in local and federal funding being invested in our region, as well as the impact of the waiver throughout Texas. More than 120 local projects have been funded so far in Bexar and 19 surrounding counties.
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Regional Healthcare Partnership Region 6 includes Atascosa, Bandera, Bexar, Comal, Dimmit, Edwards, Frio, Gillespie, Guadalupe, Kendall, Kerr, Kinney, La Salle, McMullen, Medina, Real, Uvalde, Val Verde, Wilson, and Zavala counties.
In late 2011, Texas was granted a waiver known as the Texas Healthcare Transformation and Quality Improvement Program, under Section 1115 of the Medicaid program. The waiver created a source of funds called the Delivery System Reform Incentive Payment pool, or DSRIP. Through DSRIP, hospitals, health departments, community mental health organizations and state medical schools developed projects aimed at transforming the delivery, availability and quality of health services. University Health System is the administrative anchor for RHP Region 6.
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