NH DHHS - Additional Forums Scheduled for Public to Comment on Development of Care Management Plan

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

(DHHS) is announcing two additional forums for the public to comment on the

State’s Care Management Plan. New Hampshire is moving from its current

Medicaid system to a Managed Care Plan. The forums are an opportunity for

the public to be involved in the design, development and implementation of

the plan.

“We are holding a series of regional forums in an effort to hear from as

many people as possible,” said DHHS Commissioner Nicholas Toumpas. “We

held our first two sessions, one in Keene and one in Nashua and we were

very pleased with the turnout. It’s very helpful for us to hear from the

public and we appreciate people making time in their schedules to be part

of this process. Transitioning from our current system to a care

management model is a significant undertaking, we believe that if we are

thoughtful in our approach, and if we listen and engage our stakeholders

that we can in fact help improve the health and well-being of those we


DHHS has finalized details on the North Country/Upper Valley forum

co-hosted by District One Executive Councilor Ray Burton and one in

Concord. The North Country/Upper Valley forum will take place on

Wednesday, September 21, 2011 from 9AM – 11AM in various communities. The

Gregg Public Safety Academy at Granite State College will be the host site,

with Lebanon, Gorham, and Berlin communities available through

videoconferencing. To ensure adequate seating please RSVP for this forum

only to info@lkarno.com.

An additional forum has been added in Concord on Thursday, September 29,

2011 from 1:00-3:00 at the IBEW Hall. The public is welcome to attend any

or all of the sessions.

The following is the complete list of the remaining forums:

September 21, 2011 in the North Country, 9 – 11AM

Gregg Public Safety Academy at Granite State College (Host site)

646 Union Street, Suite 600

Littleton, NH

RSVP to info@lkarno.com


Dartmouth Hitchcock Medical Center

One Medical Center Drive

Lebanon, NH

RSVP to info@lkarno.com


North Country Educational Services

300 Gorham Hill Road

Gorham, NH

RSVP to info@lkarno.com


Androscoggin Valley Hospital

59 Page Hill Rd

Berlin, NH

RSVP to info@lkarno.com

September 22nd in Somersworth, 10 AM– 12 PM

Goodwin Community Health

311 Route 108

Somersworth, NH

September 23rd in Manchester, 10AM – 12PM

Manchester Health Department

1528 Elm Street

Manchester, NH

September 29th in Concord, 1-3PM


48 Airport Rd.

Concord, NH

The forums are facilitated interactive events that allow participants to

provide input about their expectations, concerns and needs using a mixture

of small group and large group discussions. They are not formal hearings

where participants need to prepare testimony.

For those who are unable to attend the forums, the Department will also

will be seeking input through an online survey on its website,

 www.dhhs.nh.gov as well as accepting comments in writing to DHHS

Commissioner Nicholas Toumpas, 129 Pleasant St, Concord, NH 03301. The

survey will be online by the end of this week.