Information for NH Residents on 2018 Health Insurance Marketplace and Open Enrollment

October 18, 2017

CONCORD, NH -- Open enrollment in the individual Health Insurance Marketplace will run from November 1 to December 15. In advance of open enrollment on and off the federally facilitated Marketplace, the New Hampshire Insurance Department offers information and resources for the 54,000 state residents who plan to purchase health insurance in the individual market for 2018 coverage. 

Notice on Proposed Bylaws Change at NHMS Annual Conference

Dear NHMS Members, 

This notice is to inform you of proposed changes to the NHMS Bylaws that would formally recognize the reconstitution of the Benevolence Fund under the John P. Bowler, MD Memorial Library into the Bowler-Bartlett Foundation as the charitable, educational and scientific 501(c)3 organization of the New Hampshire Medical Society. The proposed changes to the NHMS Bylaws can be found at http://www.nhms.org/about.bylaws

Introducing the Bowler-Bartlett Foundation: The 501(c)3 Organization of the New Hampshire Medical Society

October 5, 2017

The NHMS Council recently approved the reconstitution of what will now be called the Bowler-Bartlett Foundation, as the charitable, educational and scientific 501(c)3 organization of the New Hampshire Medical Society. The Foundation’s mission is to advance the practice of medicine, enhance the quality of medical care, and better the health of New Hampshire citizens, as well as preserve and promote the history of medicine in the Granite State.  It will also continue to serve to provide financial assistance to members and their families in need.  Named after two prominent Granite State physicians – John Bowler and Josiah Bartlett – the formal ratification vote of the Medical Society’s new Foundation will take place at the annual business meeting during the 2017 NHMS Annual Scientific Conference on Saturday, November 4, at Mill Falls at the Lake in Meredith, New Hampshire.

Developmental Screening Survey Due October 15

September 29, 2017

Special Medical Services is conducting a survey to assist in improving the developmental screening system in New Hampshire. The purpose is to assess the current developmental screening practice, across disciplines, of providers of services to young children.

The objectives are:

Influenza Circulating in NH, 2017-2018

On September 28, 2017, NH DHHS issued a health alert regarding influenza circulation in New Hampshire.

NH Division of Public Health Services Health AlertKey Points and Recommendations:

  1. Influenza virus has begun circulating in New Hampshire for the 2017-2018 season. Healthcare providers should encourage influenza vaccination for everyone six months of age or older who does not have a medical contraindication.

Women in Medicine Month: Alice M. M. Chesley, MD

September 27, 2017

As our final post for Women in Medicine Month, we go back in history to recognize Dr. Alice M. M. Chesley.  The following is an excerpt from State Builders: An Illustrated Historical and Biographical Record of the State of New Hampshire At the Beginning of the Twentieth Century, copyright 1903, by George Franklyn Willey.

Handwritten Paper Claims Reduction Initiative

September 26, 2017

On July 10, 2017, NGS began returning any paper claims that include handwriting in fields other than the allowed signature fields (Items 12, 13, or 31).

They are rolling this out on a State/Locality basis and by November, all handwritten claims will be returned to the provider.

The schedule is as follows:

Date NGS will start to return handwritten paper claims

State/Locality

County listing

Save the Date: NHID to Hold Annual Hearing Nov. 3

Event to focus on health insurance premium rates and driving factors

Concord, NH - The New Hampshire Insurance Department will host its annual hearing on health insurance premium rates from 9 a.m. to 12:30 p.m. on Friday, Nov. 3, at the University of New Hampshire School of Law in Concord.

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