Date: February 09, 2024


Carolyn Richards, Federal Waivers Administrator

Presumptive Eligibility for Home and Community Based Services Public Input Sessions

The NH Department of Health and Human Services (DHHS) is applying for an amendment to its Section 1115(a) Research and Demonstration Waiver from the Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services (CMS). This amendment will enable DHHS to engage in Long Term Supports and Services (LTSS) program innovations by extending presumptive eligibility to individuals applying for home and community-based services under the Department’s 1915(c), Choices for Independence (CFI) waiver. 

DHHS is interested in public input on the amendment request for the Substance Use Disorder Serious Mental Illness Serious Emotional Disturbance Treatment and Recovery Access (SUD-SMI-SED-TRA) Section 1115(a) Research and Demonstration Waiver. DHHS is convening two Public Hearings to seek public input on this amendment request. Comments will be considered at the Medical Care Advisory Committee (MCAC) meeting on February 12, 2024. All MCAC meetings are open to the public.  

The MCAC meeting Public Hearing will be held:  

  • Monday, February 12, 2024, from 10 a.m. - 12 p.m.
    Fred H. Brown Building Auditorium
    129 Pleasant Street, Concord, NH 03301 

    Microsoft Teams meeting 
    Click here to join the meeting 
    Meeting ID: 269 760 344 562 
    Passcode: WMfr2V 

The second Public Hearing will be held virtually: 

  • Thursday, February 22, 2024, from 4:30 p.m. – 6:30 p.m. 

    Microsoft Teams meeting 
    Click here to join the meeting 
    Meeting ID: 295 912 849 177 
    Passcode: PpGZ94 

Read the full public notice, abbreviated public notice, public notice slide deck presentation and the DRAFT Presumptive Eligibility Amendment Application