NH News
5:16 pm
Mon June 11, 2012

HHS Medicaid Meetings Begin Tuesday

The Department of Health and Human Services continues transitioning to a new Medicaid program.

Beginning Tuesday HHS officials have scheduled public meetings to discuss upcoming changes.

Health and Human Services wants to officially kick-off its new managed Medicaid program in December.

But a lot has to happen to meet that target.

HHS Commissioner Nick Toumpas says these meetings are designed to help healthcare providers and the 140,000 current Medicaid patients get up to speed.

“Give people an idea about how it’s different from what they see today. What that program is going to mean for them. And the timeline regarding the next steps here.”

Toumpas says under managed Medicaid, patients must enroll with one of three private managed care company health plans.

Companies must provide patients with a primary care doctor.

The commissioner says actual enrollment will happen later in the year.

 

Meeting Schedule:

Dover, Tuesday, June 12, Dover Middle School, 16 Daley Drive, 5:30-7 pm

Manchester, Wednesday, June 13, Health Department, 1528 Elm St., 5:30-7 pm

Conway, Thursday, June 14, Kennett Middle School, 176 Main St., 5:30-7 pm

Littleton, Monday, June 18, Littleton High, 159, Oak Hill Ave, 5:30-7 pm

Keene, Tuesday, June 19, Keene Public Library, 60 Winter St., 5:30-7 pm

Laconia, Monday, June 25, Laconia Middle School, 150 McGrath St., 5:30-7 pm

Derry, Tuesday, June 26, Municipal Center, 14 Manning St., 5:30-7 pm

Concord, Wednesday, June 27, International Brotherhood of Electrical Workers Hall, 48 Airport Road, 5:30-7 pm

Nashua, Thursday, June 28, Nashua High South, 36 Riverside Dr., 5:30-7 pm

Claremont, Monday, July 9, River Valley Community College, 1 College Dr.,

5:30-7 pm

Portsmouth, Tuesday, July 10, Portsmouth Public Library, 175 Parrott Ave.,

5:30-7 pm