Do you know about Watch Me Grow NH?

Watch Me Grow (WMG) helps families to track their child’s growth and development. It is NH’s developmental screening, referral and information system for families of children ages birth to six years.To learn more go to Watch Me Grow NH.

 

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NH’s Medicaid – In Home Support Waiver – Listening Sessions

NH’s Medicaid – In Home Support Waiver – Listening Sessions

Waiver Renewal Process – New Hampshire’s Department of Health and Human Services requests your input as the Bureau of Developmental Services (BDS) begins the In Home Support (IHS) Waiver renewal process. BDS encourages people to participate in the listening sessions noted below or to provide input by email or mail. Sharing what has worked and what needs attention helps inform waiver changes in the application that will be available for public comment in Spring 2020.

The listening sessions can be attended in person at the address below or you can participate online through Zoom. They are as follows:

Tuesday, November 12, 2019 – Plymouth
Whole Family Village Resource Center
258 Highland St #1, Plymouth, NH
Time: 4-6 pm
Zoom link: https://unh.zoom.us/j/305677484
Call-In Option – 1 646 876 9923

Thursday, November 21, 2019 – Nashua
Nashua Public Library
2 Court Street, Nashua, NH
Time: 4-6pm
Zoom link: https://unh.zoom.us/j/437071755
Call-In Option – 1 646 876 9923

Monday, November 25, 2019 – Concord
Institute on Disability
57 Regional Drive, #8, Concord, NH
10am -12 p.m.
Zoom link: https://unh.zoom.us/j/486954219
Call-In Option – 1 646 876 9923

To view the current In Home Support (IHS) Waiver visit this link: https://www.dhhs.nh.gov/dcbcs/bds/documents/ihswaiver.pdf

♠ Requests for a hard copy of the In Home Support (IHS) Waiver should be submitted by mail to:
Ms. Kaarla Weston
New Hampshire Department of Health and Human Services
Attn: IHS Waiver Renewal Input
105 Pleasant Street
Concord, NH 03301

♠ A hard copy of the In Home Support (IHS) Waiver can also be picked up at BDS, which is located at:
New Hampshire Department of Health and Human Services
Bureau of Developmental Services (BDS)
The Main Building
105 Pleasant Street
Concord, NH 03301

Get Involved – Listening Sessions and More… There are several ways to give your input to BDS:
• Attend one of the three listening sessions held at the dates and locations noted below. At the listening sessions, you can give verbal or written comments.
• Email comments to IHSWaiverRenewal@dhhs.nh.gov or mail written comments to:

Ms. Kaarla Weston
New Hampshire Department of Health and Human Services
Attn: IHS Waiver Renewal Input
105 Pleasant Street
Concord, NH 03301

Podcast – Q&A about the Corrective Action Plan (CAP)

If you have a family member who receives services through the Developmental Service System of Area Agencies you may have you heard about the Corrective Action Plan (CAP) that NH is under, related to the Home and Community Based Services (HCBS) Waivers through the Centers for Medicare and Medicaid (CMS). The three1915 (c) waivers affected by this CAP are Developmental Services, Acquired Brain Disorder, and Children’s In-Home Services.

The compliance issues addressed in the CAP focus on conflict of interest between case management and direct service delivery; and compliance with Medicaid billing rules, which allow providers to bill directly to the State.The HCBS Waiver is an essential component for the delivery of community-based services to individuals with disabilities and their families.Without it, the state would not be able to provide these critical services. Half of the funds provided through the HCBS Waiver are state dollars, with an equal match in federal funds.

Here is the “Conflict of Interest Frequently Asked Questions” newly released from the Department of Health and Human Services, Division of Long Term Supports and Services, Bureau of Developmental Services.

 

Conflict of Interest Frequently Asked Questions

English

Spanish

 

NHFV interviews Christine Santaniello, Director of the Division of Long Term Supports and Services within NH Department of Health and Human Services.

Podcast Transcript

Maneuvering Through the Maze in Spanish

NH Family Voices would like to announce a newly updated Maneuvering Through the Maze, A Family Resource Guide for families having children with Special Health Care Needs/Disabilities. Now also available in Spanish:. Maniobras a través del laberinto Guía de recursos de NH Family Servicios para familias de niños con necesidades especiales de atención médica o discapacidades 2019.

This guidebook is formatted to take the reader from birth to adolescents transitioning into adulthood with listings of state health and human services agencies, educational resources, private associations and organizations that serve people with physical, developmental, mental health and chronic health conditions and their families. We have also added organizations and services that can be accessed by all state residents, such as housing, childcare, etc. All links within the document are hot linked for easy access.

If you would like a hard copy of the resource guide please call (603) 271-4525 or Email to nhfamilyvoices@nhfv.org or use the ‘Contact Us’ form on the website. The resource guide is free to families but to offset printing and postage we hope you will consider a donation of $15 to assist us with ongoing printing.

Learn about NHFV Lending Library

Take a road trip and see how some Granite State families and professionals are using the library, and what they think of this special resource. Listen to the podcast here.