2017 New Hampshire Physician Licensure Survey Now Open

May 19, 2017

The NH Division of Public Health Services is collecting key practice and capacity data from all licensed physicians in the state.  The survey is designed to collect general information regarding your current provider status and the locations at which you routinely practice medicine.  Only physicians due to renew their NH medical license in 2017 will have access to the survey. 

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NH Insurance Department Announces Companies That Have Filed to Offer 2018 Marketplace Plans

May 17, 2017

Seal of the State of New HampshireOn May 16, the NH Insurance Department sent out the following press release:

Concord, NH – The New Hampshire Insurance Department has received initial form filings from insurance companies that intend to offer medical and dental plans on the 2018 New Hampshire Marketplace (HealthCare.gov).    

Four companies have applied to offer individual plans: Ambetter from NH Healthy Families, Anthem, Harvard Pilgrim, and Minuteman Health. Three companies have applied to offer small-group plans to groups of 50 employees or fewer through the Marketplace’s Small Business Health Options (SHOP) program: Anthem, Harvard Pilgrim, and Minuteman Health. Two companies have applied to offer dental insurance, both as individual plans and through SHOP: Anthem and Delta Dental.    

NH Insurance Department to Host Public Information Sessions on Health Care Networks

Seal of the State of New HampshireMay 9, 2017

This morning, the NH Insurance Department sent out the following press release:

Concord, NH – The New Hampshire Insurance Department will host two information sessions in June on the health care provider networks likely to be available through New Hampshire’s health insurance exchange in 2018.    

The first session will take place Monday, June 26, from 10-11 a.m. in Concord, at the Brown Auditorium, 129 Pleasant St. The second will be held online on Wednesday, June 28, from 11 a.m. to noon. Both sessions will be free and open to the public.  

Carfentanil Hits NH (BDAS Brief)

May 4, 2017

Today's NH DHHS's Bureau of Drug and Alcohol Services's Monthly Brief included this review on the dangers of carfentanil and list of resources:

As you are probably aware, the deadly synthetic opioid carfentanil has arrived in the granite state.

That means all of our jobs just became infinitely more difficult whether you're a treatment provider working against time and the law of odds, a first responder concerned for your own safety, or a active user struggling to find a pathway to recovery before it's too late. 

Carfentanil in NH

On May 1, 2017, the NH DHHS issued a health alert regarding carfentanil in NH.NH DPHS Health Alert

Key Points and Recommendations:

• Carfentanil is a synthetic opioid that is 100 times more potent than fentanyl and has been liked to three New Hampshire overdose deaths. See the attached alert from the NH Drug Monitoring Initiative for more information.

 

HB463 And Its Critical Amendment

April 26, 2017

A quick email from you could make a difference in your drinking water. It can just say that you are in favor of lowering the standard for PFC contaminants in our drinking water. Testimony before the committee is even more effective.

Bill name: House Bill 463 and its critical amendment 

Volunteer Needed for New England Regional Medication Safety Advisory Council

April 26, 2017

The current five-year CMS contract for the England Quality Innovation Network/ Quality Improvement Organization (QIN-QIO) includes work throughout New England in the areas of prevention of adverse drug events in all settings and antimicrobial stewardship with a focus on outpatient settings and long term care facilities.  One part of our work, for example, focuses on helping clinical practice sites implement practice specific antimicrobial stewardship efforts based on the CDC recently released Core Elements of Outpatient Antibiotic Stewardship (2016).  

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