CMS State Innovation Model Design Award - New Hampshire

Program Location: 
Concord, NH
Payer Type: 
Partner Organizations: 
Arkansas Center for Health Improvement
Arkansas BlueCross BlueShield
QualChoice of Arkansas

The New Hampshire Department of Health and Human Services engaged a broad group of stakeholders to develop its State Health Care Innovation Plan for the Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services (CMS). This model was developed through an on-going stakeholder engagement process that lasted over 10 months, and works to meet the Triple Aim of better health, better care, and reduced costs for New Hampshire residents. New Hampshire's State Innovation Plan focuses on supporting individuals who are either in need of or at-risk for needing Medicaid long term services and supports (LTSS). The plans includes:

  • expand access to LTSS for those at risk of needing a higher level of service and make necessary LTSS more accessible

  • changing the system from the “individual out”, by empowering the individual to take more control over the coordination and provision of the services that they receive

  • developing payment strategies that encourage coordination between LTSS systems with medical and behaviora services and systems

  • developing a multi-system incentive program that aligns the providers who care for individuals in need of LTSS through a program by directing a portion of the savings to providers if system wide improvements are achieved.

Read the proposal and project narrative for New Hampshire here.

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