E. coli O157:H7 Outbreak Associated with Ground Beef

Beef cowThe NH DHHS issued a health alert on July 27, regarding E. coli O157:H7 infections associated with consumption of locally sourced New Hampshire ground beef.

Read the full DHHS Health Alert

NH PDMP Trainings: Aug. 3, 4, 5

July 19, 2016

The Prescription Drug Monitoring Program (PDMP) in collaboration with Health Information Designs (HID) is conducting a series of trainings on RxSentry, the electronic prescription drug monitoring database used by the NH PDMP.

This training will provide you with information for accessing patient information, accessing your prescriber history, and linking delegate accounts among other helpful tips.

The following is the schedule of training sessions:

Possible Contamination of Liquid Docusate

The NH DHHS issued a health alert on July 13, regarding possible contamination of liquid docusate.

CDC is investigating a multi-state outbreak of infections caused by Burkholderia cepacia complex (also known as "B. cepacia complex"), possibly linked to liquid docusate use. New Hampshire Division of Public Health Services (DPHS) is investigating a possible case in NH.

NH Division of Public Health Services (NH DPHS) recommends that healthcare providers and laboratories:

Important Reminder about Billing Requirements for Certain Dual-Eligibles

July 12, 2016

American Medical AssociationAs part of the AMA’s ongoing work with the Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services on issues affecting Medicare providers and beneficiaries, the AMA would like to remind physicians that balance billing is prohibited for Medicare beneficiaries enrolled in the Qualified Medicare Beneficiary (QMB) program.

Physician Facilitator Needed

July 8, 2016

Do you know anyone who might be interested in helping to facilitate a discussion group for veterans in Concord?

Labs - New office-based labs reporting requirement

Physician office-based labJuly 8, 2016

Under a new Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services (CMS) regulation, some physician office-based labs (POL) will be required to report private-payer payment rates and the associated volumes of tests performed within a POL.

Arboviral Disease in NH 2016

Potential arboviral disease carrier!The NH DHHS issued a health alert on July 6, regarding arboviral disease in New Hampshire.

Substance Use Disorder Benefit for Standard Medicaid Recipients

July 5, 2016

As of July 1, 2016, a Substance Use Disorder (SUD) benefit is available to New Hampshire's Medicaid recipients. The new benefit, previously offered only to those who enrolled in Medicaid two years ago, as part of the expansion program, can now be accessed by Medicaid recipients in the state’s fee-for-service plan or enrolled with either New Hampshire Healthy Families or the Well Sense Health Plan.

The full list of included SUD services can be found on the New Hampshire DHHS website.