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Medical Care Advisory Committee

Presentation on New Hampshire DSRIP Waiver Program Year 1: May 15, 2017

The New Hampshire Medical Care Advisory Committee (MCAC) is a public advisory group established in accordance with 42 CFR § 431.12 to advise the State Medicaid Director regarding New Hampshire Medicaid policy and planning.

The MCAC includes stakeholders who are familiar with the comprehensive healthcare needs of low income population groups and with the resources required for their care.

The duties of the MCAC members include:

  1. Members will review and recommend proposals for rules, regulations, legislation, waivers, operations and other Medicaid policies, in accordance with 42 CFR § 431.12
  2. In particular, members will review and provide input on:

    a. The annual report on managed care provided under 42 CFR § 438.66(e)(3);

    b. Marketing materials submitted by managed care entities, in accordance with 42 CFR § 438.104(c);

    c. The managed care quality rating system, in accordance with 42 CFR § 438.334(c);

    d. The managed care quality strategy, in accordance with 42 CFR § 438.340(c); and

    e. The development and update of the Medicaid access monitoring review plan, in accordance with 42 CFR § 447.203(b).

  3. Formulate or help formulate, review, and evaluate policy proposals, considering fiscal, program, provider, and recipient impact, and make recommendations accordingly.
  4. Utilize individual expertise to assist the MCAC in proactively recommending changes to policy, administrative rules and legislation, which support the purpose of the Medicaid program.
  5. Maintain familiarity with current financial and legal aspects of the Medicaid program.
  6. Ensure the membership effectively represents all relevant and concerned viewpoints, particularly those of Medicaid recipients.
  7. Ensure ongoing communication between the MCAC and the administrators of the Medicaid program.

MCAC Guiding Principles for Successful Medicaid Reform in New Hampshire Adobe Acrobat Reader Symbol (March 13, 2017)
As the Federal Government considers changes to Medicaid financing that will likely give States more flexibility in how they administer the Medicaid program, the MCAC developed a set of four guiding principles to assist the State in policy development as it considers increased flexibility.

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To contact the Medical Care Advisory Committee, please email MCAC@dhhs.nh.gov

 

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