• DSHS HIV/STD Program

    Post Office Box 149347, MC 1873
    Austin, Texas 78714

    Phone: 737-255-4300

    Email the HIV/STD Program

    Email HIV, STD, Hepatitis C, and TB data requests to the Program - This email can be used to request data and statistics on HIV, STDs, Hepatitis C, and TB in Texas. It cannot be used to get treatment or infection history for individuals, or to request information on programs and services. Please do not include any personal, identifying health information in your email such as HIV status, Date of Birth, Social Security Number, etc.

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HIV Care Services Group - Part B Meeting 2017

The 2017 Ryan White HIV Care Services Part B Meeting was held on June 15-16 in Austin. Presentations and supporting documents for this meeting are found below.



June 15, 2017

8:30 – 8:45 a.m.


Janina Vazquez


8:45 – 10:00 a.m.

Linking Surveillance and Prevention to Create Better Pathways to Care

Janina Vazquez
Anthony Lee

HIV diagnoses and linkage by HSDA - 2015 (Excel : 166 kB)
Texas HIV Cascade - 1 and 3 month linkage to care (Excel : 113 kB)

10:00 – 11:00 a.m.

ARIES Contracts, Common Issues, and Best Practices

Anthony Lee                
Michelle Berkoff

ARIES Contracts, Common Issues, and Best Practices (Excel : 120 kB) 

11:00 a.m. – 12:00 noon

Administrative Agency Presentations Part 1 

TRG- Reimagining Your Care System: On-boarding New Providers
Lubbock- Challenges in accessing HIV care in rural areas, the fragile financial state of the rural area programs

12:00 noon – 1:30 p.m. Lunch

1:30 – 2:30 p.m.

Billing Medicaid, PoLR and Third Party Verification Systems 

Charles Henley

Payer of Last Resort-Requirements (PDF : 54 kB)
Financial Eligibility Sample Table (Word : 19 kB)
Third Party Payer Sample (Word : 21 kB)

2:30 – 3:30 p.m. Administrative Agency Presentations Part 2 BVCOG- Reallocations from the AA Perspective 
STDC- Pap Parties 

3:30 – 4:30 p.m. Breaking Down Acuity: Why it’s only for MCM in the new SOC Laura Jasso                                  
Ann Dills

June 16, 2017

8:30 – 9:00 a.m.

Rapid Fire Clinical Updates:

  • Adult Safety Net (ASN)
  • Breast and Cervical Cancer Screenings
  • DSHS Quit Line

Brian Rosemond

Adult Safety Net Program (PDF : 201 kB)
Breast and Cervical Cancer Services (PDF : 512 kB)
DSHS Quit Line (PDF : 50 kB)

9:00 – 9:30 a.m.

HOPWA 2017 Updates Blade Berkman HOPWA Update (PDF : 532 kB)
How to Pay your HOPWA Worker (Word : 15 kB)
How to Pay your HOPWA Worker 2 (Excel : 21 kB)

9:30 – 10:30 a.m.

Standards of Care (SOC) Technical Assistance: The review, revision process, and link to PCN 16-02 Rhonda Stewart
April Marek
Policy Clarification Notice PCN 16-02 (PDF : 84 kB)

10:30 – 11:30 a.m.


  • Direct Contractors
  • Sub of Subs
  • Practices for using the SOC Monitoring Tools

Rhonda Stewart                                  
Janina Vazquez

11:30 a.m. – 12:00 p.m.

The Waiver Process Jessica Conly
12:30 – 1:30 p.m.

The planning process, allocation formulas, and reallocation policy expectations

Jesse Carter


1:30 – 2:00 p.m.


Care Services Staff


2:00 – 5:00 p.m.

Care Services Panel
Care Services Staff  


Last updated June 12, 2020