Step2 MCM logoNow is the time to speak up! Services you currently receive through MDS will be affected...

Step 2 Regional Forums
Keene and Peterborough
Monday, September 15, 2014
    1:30-3:30 p.m.   Peterborough - Peterborough Town Library, 2 Concord St (map)
    6:00-8:00 p.m.   Keene - Antioch University Community Room, 40 Avon St (map)
Register by email to This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. or call 603-352-1304 ext 212.

Which of your services will be affected?
Step 2 will encompass Long-Term Care services that so far have continued to operate under the traditional Medicaid model. Affected services will include Residential Support, Day Services, Supported Employment, Respite, Early Supports & Services, In-Home Supports, and many others offered under waiver programs such as Developmental Disabilities Waivers, Acquired Brain Disorder Waivers, and Choices for Independence Waivers, among others.

Although no official deadline has been set for this transition, it could well be during the second half of 2015.

Why are these meetings so important to you?
After months of delay, DHHS is now ready to bring DD, ABD and other long-term, waivered services into Medicaid managed care plans. These are the meetings where they will gather input from individuals and families - you!

At the forums, DHHS asks these three questions to families and individuals to help frame your input:

    1. What works for you now in terms of how your long-term Medicaid services are provided? What should be continued?

    2. What are the "lessons learned" during Step 1 implementation that we should consider for Step 2 planning and implementation?

    3. What do you think should be included in a Step 2 Quality Strategy? What are the most important things that should be measured to make sure that the MCM Program is working well? (For example, what are your suggestions regarding: case management; payment systems to improve system of care; pay for performance; consumer/participant directed and managed care/individualized budgets; and person-centered planning?)

We strongly encourage you to attend one or both sessions to hear what others like you are saying, and to add your own concerns. These forums will provide a face-to-face opportunity for you to listen and be heard. Please plan to attend in Keene or Peterborough on September 15.

You can also submit your input and comments by email to: This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.

Register with MDS to attend September 15 regional forum in Keene or Peterborough. Register by email to This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. or call 603-352-1304 ext 212. These sessions are hosted by MDS and presented by DHHS-BDS.

Registration is not required but is greatly appreciated to plan for light refreshments and seating. Contact your Service Coordinator for more information.

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