Medicare Change and How It Affects You! - New and Revised information!

Beginning October 25, 2013 at 5:00 pm, the Medicare Part B workload will be transitioned from NHIC Corp. Medicare to the new National Government Services Jurisdiction K (JK) A/B MAC. What does this mean for you? It means that you should contact your EDI vendor and it is recommended that you Early Board to avoid any delay during the transition.

N.H. Managed Care Medicaid Moves Forward

The development of the N.H. Medicaid managed care program or Medicaid Care Management ("MCM") is well underway as the provider networks begin to take shape.  On Monday, August 19, 2013, the N.H. Department of Health and Human Services announced a new provider communication strategy to keep N.H.'s provider community apprised of important aspects, milestones and contacts for the new MCM.

The go-live date for the MCM is December 1, 2013, the date individuals will be enrolled and accessing care under the new system.

N.H. Medical Society Releases 2013 Physician Opinion Survey

For Immediate Release – September 30, 2013 

 

CONCORD – Today, P. Travis Harker, MD, MPH, president of the New Hampshire Medical Society and a family physician in Concord, released the results of a comprehensive survey of physicians that was commissioned by the Medical Society in conjunction with the UNH Survey Center.   

Coming Together to Prevent Suicides in N.H.

The N.H. Suicide Prevention Council recently teamed up with medical, law enforcement, military, corrections and school personnel in hopes of raising awareness about suicide, including: the resources available in New Hampshire, educating the community on warning signs of those who may be at risk, and highlighting current initiatives in prevention, such as the State Police Peer-to-Peer program.

Maine EVP Testifies in Concord

At the request of NHMS President Dr. Travis Harker, Attorney Gordon Smith, EVP from the Maine Medical Association, testified on September 10, before NH’s Medicaid Expansion Commission. Attorney Smith outlined the reasons that a certain level of Medicaid expansion has worked in Maine for over a decade and his own state’s struggle to accept the ACA current expansion. The Maine Medical Association, the health care community, and their state legislature support the ACA expansion, but their legislation was not enacted after a veto override failed by just two votes.

Health Insurance Marketplace

Starting October 1, under the ACA, uninsured citizens will be able to purchase health insurance via the Health Insurance Marketplace. CMS has a website to help citizens with information and whether or not they may qualify for insurance premium subsidies. Please direct your patients with questions to this information.  Read more

Walgreens Pharmacy – Policy on Dispensing Controlled Substances

 

Following several inquiries by New Hampshire Medical Society members, NHMS staff members Scott Colby and Janet Monahan convened a meeting with representatives of New Hampshire’s Board of Pharmacy and representatives from Walgreens.  The meeting was held on Thursday, May 30, 2013, at the NHMS Concord offices to discuss the following:

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