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SMI IMD Amendment to Substance Use Disorder Treatment and Recovery Access Section 1115(a) Research and Demonstration Waiver

October 18, 2021

Substance Use Disorder Treatment and Recovery Access Section 1115(a) Research and Demonstration Waiver: Annual Post Award Forum Adobe Acrobat Reader Symbol

The Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services (CMS) Special Terms and Conditions requires that the Department provide the public information annually regarding the NH Section 1115(a) Medicaid demonstration, Substance Use Disorder Treatment and Recovery Access Adobe Acrobat Reader Symbol (SUD-TRA) (Project Number 11-W-00321/1). The Department provided information on this waiver at the Annual Post Award Forum on Monday, October 18, 2021 at the Medical Care Advisory Committee (MCAC) meeting. 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.

September 3, 2021
The State of New Hampshire Department of Health and Human Services (DHHS), submitted to Center for Medicare and Medicaid Services today an amendment to its 1115(a) Substance Use Disorder Treatment and Recovery Access Research Demonstration Waiver to expand the scope of the demonstration to increase access to short-term inpatient and residential treatment services for beneficiaries with a mental health diagnosis (Serious Mental Illness or “SMI”).

Amendment to the Substance Use Disorder Treatment and Recovery Access Section 1115(a) Research and Demonstration Waiver

The New Hampshire Department of Health and Human Services (DHHS) announces its intent to request from the Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services (CMS) an amendment to the Substance Use Disorder Treatment and Recovery Access Section 1115(a) Research and Demonstration Waiver. The proposed amendment will expand the scope of the waiver to include coverage for short-term inpatient and residential treatment services for beneficiaries with Serious Mental Illness (SMI).

Public Hearings
DHHS will host three public hearings during the public comment period:

  • Monday, August 9, 2021 – Concord
    5:30 – 7:00PM
    Brown Building Auditorium
    129 Pleasant Street
    Concord, NH
    Call-In option: To participate by phone, call in at 5:30 pm to: 1 (646) 558-8656
    When prompted, use this code: 280862#
  • Wednesday, August 11, 2021 – Nashua
    6:00 - 7:30 pm
    Harbor Homes – Partnership for Successful Living
    77 Northeastern Blvd.
    Nashua, NH
    Join Zoom Meeting
    https://nh-dhhs.zoom.us/j/5215124074?pwd=S3hGOWh6QXp1Z2tpRWtTRUNKR1F2QT09
    Meeting ID: 521 512 4074
    Passcode: 371154
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  • Monday, August 16, 2021 – Concord
    5:30 – 7:00 PM
    Brown Building Auditorium
    129 Pleasant Street
    Concord, NH
    Join Zoom Meeting
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    Meeting ID: 950 1559 4141
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If accommodations are needed for communication access such as interpreters, CART (captioning), assistive listening devices, or other auxiliary aids and/or services, please contact John Poirier at John.E.Poirier@dhhs.nh.gov or (603) 271-9628 no later than August 4, 2021. Every effort will be made to accommodate needs identified with advance notice.

CMS Approval of Waiver Amendment Adobe Acrobat Reader Symbol
Section 1115(a) Medicaid Demonstration, "Substance Use Disorder Treatment and Recovery Access" (SUD TRA)
The Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services (CMS) approved New Hampshire’s request to amend its SUD TRA demonstration project in accordance with Section 1115(a) of the Social Security Act and in response to a required Corrective Action Plan. Approval of this amendment brings the state back into compliance with the SUD TRA’s budget neutrality requirements.

 

CMS Approval of WaiverNH Section 1115(a) Medicaid demonstration, "Substance Use Disorder Treatment and Recovery Access"

As part of New Hampshire’s statewide effort to combat the ongoing opioid crisis, and in response to the nation’s recently-extended public health emergency, the NH Department of Health & Human Services received approval for a new Section 1115(a) demonstration titled, Substance Use Disorder Treatment and Recovery Access" (SUD-TRA) (Project Number 11-W-00321/1) Adobe Acrobat Reader Symbol. The goal of the demonstration is to improve access to, and quality of, residential substance use disorder (SUD) treatment for Medicaid beneficiaries in our State.

November 8, 2019

Annual Report Forum Scheduled for MCAC on Monday, December 9, 2019 10 am-12 pm, at the NH Hospital Association.

The Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services (CMS) Special Terms and Conditions requires that the Department provide the public information annually regarding the NH Section 1115(a) Medicaid demonstration, Substance Use Disorder Treatment and Recovery Access Adobe Acrobat Reader Symbol (SUD-TRA) (Project Number 11-W-00321/1). The Department will provide information on this waiver on Monday, December 9, 2019 between 10 am and 12 pm, at the Medical Care Advisory Committee (MCAC) meeting which takes place at the NH Hospital Association, 125 Airport Road, Concord, NH 03301. 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.

For further information or if accommodations are needed for communication access such as interpreters, CART (captioning), assistive listening devices, or other auxiliary aids and/or services, please contact Leslie Melby at Leslie.Melby@dhhs.nh.gov or 603-271-9074 no later than December 2, 2019. Every effort will be made to accommodate needs identified with advance notice.

2019 Annual Post Award Forum Presentation Adobe Acrobat Reader Symbol

September 24, 2018 – Post Award Forum Scheduled for MCAC on Monday, October 15, 10-12 pm, at the NH Hospital Association
The Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services (CMS) Special Terms and Conditions requires that the Department provide the public post award information Adobe Acrobat Reader Symbol regarding the NH Section 1115(a) Medicaid demonstration, titled "Substance Use Disorder Treatment and Recovery Access" (SUD-TRA) (Project Number 11-W-00321/1). The Department will provide information on this waiver Adobe Acrobat Reader Symbol at the Monday, October 15, 2018, between 10 and 12 pm, at Medical Care Advisory Committee (MCAC) which takes place at the NH Hospital Association, 125 Airport Road, Concord, NH 03301. 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. Please visit the Medical Care Advisory Committee page to review the upcoming agenda. For further information or if accommodations are needed for communication access such as interpreters, CART (captioning), assistive listening devices, or other auxiliary aids and/or services, please contact Leslie Melby at Leslie.Melby@dhhs.nh.gov or 603-271-9074 no later than October 11, 2018. Every effort will be made to accommodate needs identified with advance notice.

Substance Use Disorder Treatment and Recovery Access Section 1115(a) Research and Demonstration Waiver: Post Award Forum

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