CMS Approves State Directed Payment Programs for State Fiscal Year 2024

CMS Approves CHIRP, QIPP, TIPPS, DPP BHS, and RAPPS for FY 2024

On July 31, 2023, the Texas Health and Human Services Commission (HHSC) received approval from the Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services (CMS) to continue the state directed payment programs for State Fiscal Year (SFY) 2024. For SFY 2024, the five programs constitute approximately $8.5 billion in Medicaid payments for hospitals, nursing facilities, physician groups, behavioral health, and primary care. The programs are:

The CMS approval letters are posted on the HHSC website.

Premium payments to Medicaid managed care organizations for September 2023 will be loaded timely for the program start date of September 1, 2023. CMS and HHSC worked together in good faith to ensure the programs could be approved in advance of the program year. Copies of the final pre-prints are on the HHSC web site.

Please contact the Provider Finance Department for more information.

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