September 20, 2013
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 https://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.