MANAGED CARE: What does it mean for New Hampshire?
Website Communication from Brian Collins, Executive Director:
In June 2011, the Governor signed into law Senate Bill 147 which require the Dept. of Health & Human Services to enter into a contract for Managed Care of the Medicaid program. Because the services and supports we provide here at Community Partners are funded through the Medicaid program, there are changes anticipated as the result of this legislation.
The Center for Medicaid Services (CMS) requires states to engage in public discussion with recipients of Medicaid services when changes are proposed to the program. As a result, Community Partners believes it is important to inform all individuals who receive services from our agency of information to help them understand the plans the state may pursue.
At this point, our Agency Board of Directors has not rendered an opinion about these changes, but believes that it is important that we learn and share what we learn with all of you.
Please feel free to offer feedback regarding the links and information we are providing below and, in addition, should you have information that you feel should be shared, please communicate it to us through our website contact page.
Lastly, check back for updates as we will be sharing on a regular basis.
More Information / Further Reading
- Click here to read ‘The Case For Inclusion 2011: An Analysis of Medicaid for Americans with Intellectual and Developmental Disabilities’.
- Click here to read ‘Providing Long Term Services and Supports in a Managed Care System’.
- Click here to read ‘DHHS Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services MEMO re: Disabled and Elderly Health Programs Group.
- Click here to read ‘DHHS July 2010 Summary of Responses to Examining Managed Care Options for New Hampshire Medicaid.
- Click here to read DHHS Commissioner Toumpas’ draft of Care Management Guiding Principles.
- Click here to read NH Council on Developmental Services Quality letter to Commissioner Toumpas re DHHS implementation of a managed care model for financing and delivering all Medicaid-funded services in NH.