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. 

NH SB147 Signed into law by Governor  [Click Here to read SB-147 Final Version]

Senate Bill 147 is now law, requiring the commissioner of the department of health and human services to issue a 5-year request for proposals to enter into contracts with vendors of a managed care model to provide for managed care services to the Medicaid population. 

New Hampshire Behavioral Health Reform Website  [Click Here to view].

The New Hampshire Bureau of Behavioral Health (BBH) has established a web site to provide you with information and updates on plans to allow New Hampshire to fund community mental health centers (CMHC) on a capitated, prepaid health plan basis, replacing the current fee for service model.

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