Following a NH Senate committee’s vote to delay implementation of managed care for long term care services, the two managed care companies contracted to run those services expressed opposition to a delay, with one mentioning a possible lawsuit. Details from a report by the Community Support Network, the alliance of all ten area agencies in New Hampshire. Click to read.
Interesting new developments are unfolding as New Hampshire contemplates the advent of managed care in long term care services and makes efforts to keep developmental services strong for individuals and their families. Check out this update – it’s full of news!
A bill to delay bringing managed care to long term care services (including developmental services) will be discussed on the afternoon of Tuesday, March 15 at a public hearing in Concord. The bill, if passed, could do more than delay managed care. Click here for more details.
Are you eligible for government benefits and don’t know it? Are you frustrated with trying to manage benefits you receive? You’re not alone…and we can help you!
One Sky partners with Granite State Independent Living to offer free guidance on applying for and managing your benefits. The service is for One Sky staff, vendors, families, individuals and schools in northern Rockingham County. To learn more, click here.
Parents of children whose schooling is affected by learning and attention disorders are invited to an informational forum in Concord in late January. It’s sponsored by Understood.org, a free online resource whose mission is to support families of kids with learning and attention issues and empower them to help their children thrive in school and in life. For details on the forum, click here.
As NH Health and Human Services Director Nick Toumpas prepares to leave office on January 9 after serving nine years, the Governor’s Executive Council has set a public hearing date of January 20 to consider Governor Hassan’s nomination of Jeffrey Meyers to replace Toumpas. The appointment of the commissioner of the state’s largest agency will influence the future of New Hampshire’s changing developmental services system. For more on the hearing and prospects for Meyer’s appointment, click here.
IF YOU OR A FAMILY MEMBER RECEIVES MEDICAID, THERE MAY BE CHANGES COMING TO YOUR PLAN.
FOR DETAILS ON AN UPCOMING INFORMATION SESSION ON JANUARY 7, 2016, Click here.
At Thanksgiving, One Sky Community Services gives thanks to the Provident Community Foundation for a grant that will assist in seeking new funds to pay for unmet needs of people with developmental disabilities and acquired brain disorders in northern Rockingham County. For details, click here.
Are you eligible for One Sky services and enrolled in Medicaid? By December 31, 2015, all people eligible for Medicaid must enroll with one of two managed care organizations (MCOs), if they have not done so already. One Sky’s Family Support department invites affected individuals and families to an informational meeting about what the MCOs offer. To learn more, click here.
One Sky’s Department of Family Support invites you to join in an event which aims to ensure that effective cancer care for children is available to families. SUNDAY, OCTOBER 25 in Hampton, New Hampshire. For details, click here.