While NHHA has been following many bills of interest to our members, the priority focus area continues to be on the appropriate funding levels for annual Disproportionate Share Hospital (DSH) payments. In March, the DC federal court ruled against the new Medicaid DSH rule promulgated last year in our favor which means that the CMS rules could not be enforced here in New Hampshire and across the country. The implication of that ruling means that the State 2018/2019 budget that was passed last year does not adequately fund the DSH program. Hospitals have continued to work toward a resolution, but we have also been very clear that any resolution must work for all parties—the state, hospitals and the patients and communities who depend on us.

Adequate financing of the Medicaid program is vitally important to our members, which includes the significant impact of the DSH program, as well as the funding for behavioral health and the reauthorization of the New Hampshire’s Medicaid expansion program.   All of the bills that NHHA is following can be found on our web site here and includes links to bill language, the prime sponsor, hearing dates/times and the status of the bill.

 

 

Download the May 2018 Legislative Newsletter

Download the March 2018 Legislative Newsletter 

 

Please find below a downloadable list of all state laws affecting hospitals as a result of the 2017 NH Legislative Session.

2018 State Laws Affecting Hospitals

 

NHHA Advocacy Staff

Steve Ahnen, President

(603) 415-4250

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Kathy Bizarro-Thunberg, Executive Vice President, Federal Relations

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Paula Minnehan, Vice President, State Government Relations

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Nick Carano, Director, Fiscal Policy & Reimbursement

(603) 415-4253

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Debbie Augustine, Legislative Assistant

(603) 415-4256

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