NH DHHS Announces CMS Approval of Medicaid Care Management Contracts and Rates

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

(DHHS) has received the Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services (CMS)

approval of NH’s Medicaid Care Management contract and rates. CMS approval

is a federal requirement of Medicaid Care Management programs.

“We are extremely pleased CMS has approved our contract and rates,” said

DHHS Commissioner Nicholas Toumpas. “Our staff has been diligently working

on this project for over two years and this represents a significant

milestone and progress toward our program start date, December 1, 2013.”

DHHS started open enrollment into the Care Management Program last week,

which is the 60 day period during which Medicaid clients can select the

health plan they want to manage their healthcare beginning in December.

Medicaid clients will be receiving enrollment information in the mail this

week. Recipients can make their choice by sending in their enrollment

information, by calling the Enrollment Center at 1-888-901-4999 or by going

online to www.nheasy.nh.gov .

“We have been working to provide our clients with as much information as

possible about the Care Management Program throughout this transition

time,” said Toumpas. “We are now eager for the next step in the process –

having our clients select a health plan and a primary care provider.”

For additional information about NH’s Medicaid Care Management Program

visit www.dhhs.nh.gov  and look for the MCM logo.