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. 

Challenges to Professionalism in a Time of Change

NHMS is pleased to sponsor:

Challenges to Professionalism in a Time of Change

Please join your colleagues at the Sheraton Portsmouth and earn 5 CME credits. 

event date: 
Saturday, June 17, 2017 -
08:00 to 16:30

Did You Know?

Did you know?May 3, 2017

Did you know?

During our last Council meeting in April, it occurred to me that there may be a lot of information that needs to be passed along.

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 

Kognito: Free SBIRT Clinical Training Simulation Available for Any and All NH Providers

April 19, 2017NY Youth SBIRT Initiative

To support the sustainability of gains made through the NH Youth SBIRT Initiative in screening youth and young adults for substance use in primary care settings, the New Hampshire Charitable Foundation, in partnership with the Conrad N. Hilton Foundation is offering free access to a simulation that provides participants with effective brief intervention techniques for addressing substance use and mental health concerns with adolescents. 

NHMS Strategic Planning Survey

April 19, 2017

ChangeAs time passes, one must always stop to reflect upon aspects of life that we can change. To spend energy on evaluating oneself is always a good investment and helps us to determine a path forward.   When I took the oath of office as your president, I had strong opinions on how I thought the Medical Society could move forward into the future and how we could work to remain relevant to the changing demographics of our members. I am certain that my opinions are not always shared by the membership. So, we will ask you.

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