NH DHHS Releases Medicaid Care Management Services RFP

Concord, NH – The New Hampshire Department of Health and Human Services

(DHHS) is announcing the procurement process is underway for the State’s

Care Management Program. DHHS is now seeking proposals from Managed Care

Organizations (MCO) that will be responsible for coordinating health

benefits for New Hampshire’s Medicaid population. The release of the

Medicaid Care Management Services Request for Proposals follows the passage

of SB 147, legislation that requires DHHS to transition from its current

Medicaid fee-for-service system to a Care Management Program.

“We are pleased to have entered this phase in the process of transforming

the State’s Medicaid program,” said DHHS Commissioner Nicholas Toumpas.

“Moving to a managed care model will be challenging but we are determined

to make this truly work for the betterment of the health and well-being of

the people we serve. While there is much work ahead, we eagerly anticipate

the responses from entities that want to partner with us to achieve our

goals.” The goals, as articulated in SB 147, include obtaining the best

value, quality assurance and efficiency for the program while at the same

time maximizing the potential for savings.

Prior to releasing the RFP, DHHS held a series of forums and focus groups

around the State. The sessions were an opportunity for people to comment

and provide input about their expectations of a Care Management Program. In

addition, DHHS also gathered feedback through an online survey and accepted

written comments. The Department will continue to engage stakeholders in

the implementation of the new program.

The full RFP can be found at http://www.dhhs.nh.gov/business/rfp/index.htm