In 2011, Texas became the second state to participate in an 1115 Waiver program designed to transform how healthcare is delivered to Medicaid and uninsured populations. The Texas 1115 Medicaid TransformationWaiver allows the Texas Health and Human Services Commission (HHSC) to expand Medicaid managed care statewide, provide incentives for healthcare improvements, and direct more funding to hospitals that serve uninsured patients. To achieve these goals, the HHSC established 20 Regional Health Partnerships (RHP), each of which is responsible for developing and implementing transformative healthcare projects that respond to community needs.
Central Health proudly serves as the administrative anchor for Regional Health Partnership 7 (RHP7), which includes Travis, Hays, Caldwell, Bastrop, Lee, and Fayette counties. Watch these short documentaries to find out how Region 7 projects are improving the lives of veterans, children, psychiatric patients, and many other members of our community.
In 2015, Central Health went back to the providers who had undertaken DSRIP projects for updates on their progress. Those results are shared in short video testimonials below.