CONCORD — State Health and Human Services officials want to adjust the state’s contract with the two managed care companies administering the state’s Medicaid program.
Flyer for August 6 2015
In July 2015, the NH Department of Health and Human Services (DHHS), New Hampshire Healthy Families, and the Well Sense Health Plan will hold three public informational sessions for Providers and Clients regarding mandatory enrollment in Medicaid Care Management.
In 2009, the Legislature and then Governor Lynch of The State of New Hampshire (NH) established the Quality Council for those served by the NH Developmental Services System. The Quality Council grew out of recommendations contained in SB 138 report, Quality Improvement Committee Report, released in 2008. The mission of the Quality Council is to “Provide leadership and recommendations for consistent, systemic review and improvement of the developmental disability and acquired brain disorder services provided within New Hampshire’s Developmental Services System.”
Happy New Year! We look forward to a busy legislative year. The session begins today, January 7. The majorities in the NH Senate (14-10) and the NH House ( 240-160) are solidly in favor of the Republicans. Shawn Jasper of Hudson has been elected Speaker of the House. He has already put in place some changes in the House.
NHPR today on Lakeview and NH DHHS press release re: Lakeview and link to report
Proposed Principles to Govern Long Term Care Managed Care
N.H. cancels April deadline for nursing home Medicaid managed care; Revised plan to be unveiled Nov. 6 in Gorham
The next meeting of the Medicaid Commission will be held in Berlin on November 4 from 1-4 pm at White Mountain Community College. At this meeting, it is expected that information about the schedule for implementing further phases of Managed Care will be discussed. Rather than spending hours on the road, this meeting can be watched on your computer.
New Hampshire’s Medicaid program is about a third of the way toward completion of a shift from providing traditional fee-for-service health services to a managed care model – with the goal cost-containment through better care.
The change in the way acute care is offered largely pleases hospitals, but full implementation of the program has raised concerns among community mental health centers and the nursing home industry, and it has triggered a class action lawsuit by the agencies serving the developmentally disabled.