DHHS Commissioner Nicholas Toumpas has sent a letter to all Medicaid recipients telling them that there will be a delay in the start of the new Managed Care program. Because he can't make an estimate at this point of when things might be ready, he is not yet announcing a new start date. The Step 1 start date of January 1, 2013 is no longer valid, nor is the anticipated January 1, 2014 start date for Step 2 which encompasses DD and long term care.  Click here to for more information and links to letters, updates and articles.

The primary reason for this delay is that the three Managed Care vendors are behind schedule in setting up their provider networks. The three MCOs are Boston Medical Health/NH Well Sense, Centene/Granite State Health Plan, and Meridian/Granite Care.

Anyone with questions should call the DHHS at 800-852-3345 ext. 4344, or 603-271-4344. You can also email your questions to them at This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it..

Commissioner Toumpas has also provided updates on Managed Care to the Centers for Medicare and Medicaid services (CMS) in Boston and to the state's Medical Care Advisory Committee which conveys to this group why DHHS will not be able to start Step 1 of the program on the January 1, 2013.

NH Business Review reported on the delays in getting Managed Care started in its article: "Hospitals, other providers withhold participation in Medicaid managed care program, putting state in a bind."

For updates, visit the CSNI website and the Care Management page on the DHHS website. You should also check the Managed Care page on the MDS website.

DHHS Commissioner Toumpas has sent a letter to all Medicaid recipients telling them that there will be a delay in the start of the new Managed Care program. Because he can't make an estimate at this point of when things might be ready, he is not yet announcing a new start date.* Click here to see this letter dated November 7, 2012.

 

The primary reason for this delay is that the three Managed Care vendors are behind schedule in setting up their provider networks.

The three MCOs are Boston Medical Health/NH Well Sense, Centene/Granite State Health Plan, and Meridian/Granite Care.

 

Anyone with questions should call the DHHS at 800-852-3345 ext. 4344, or 603-271-4344. You can also email your questions to them at This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it..

 

Commissioner Toumpas has also provided updates on Managed Care to the Centers for Medicare and Medicaid services (CMS) in Boston (click here to read the Nov. 1 letter) and to the state's Medical Care Advisory Committee (click here to read the Oct. 31 update) which conveys to this group why DHHS will not be able to start Step 1 of the program on the January 1, 2013.

 

NH Business Review reported on the delays in getting Managed Care started in its article: "Hospitals, other providers withhold participation in Medicaid managed care program, putting state in a bind." Click here to read the Nov. 2 article.

 

For updates, visit the CSNI website and the Care Management page on the DHHS website. You should also check the MDS website.

 

*The Step 1 start date of January 1, 2013 is no longer valid, nor is the anticipated January 1, 2014 start date for Step 2 which encompasses DD and long term care.