NH DHHS - Public Invited to Comment on Development of Care Management Plan

DHHS Announces Regional Forums

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

(DHHS) is inviting the public to a series of regional forums that are aimed

at assisting in the design, development and implementation of NH’s Care

Management Program. New Hampshire is moving from its current Medicaid

system to a Managed Care Plan.

“We recognize that transitioning from Medicaid as we know it today, to a

care management model is a significant undertaking,” said DHHS Commissioner

Nicholas Toumpas. “But we believe that if we are thoughtful in our

approach, and if we take the time to listen and engage our stakeholders

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


There will be five regional forums held around the State during the month

of September. The public is welcome to attend any or all of the sessions.

The schedule of the forums is as follows:

· September 13th in Keene at the Keene Public Library - 2 – 4 PM

· September 14th in Nashua at Nashua Community College - 6 – 8PM

· September 22nd in Somersworth at Avis Goodwin - 10 AM– 12 PM

· September 23rd in Manchester at the Manchester Health Department – 10

AM– 12 PM

· The North Country - date and time TBA soon

Forums will be facilitated interactive events that will allow for

participants to provide input about their expectations, concerns and needs

using a mixture of small group and large group discussions. They will not

be 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 on September 15.