An Overview of Medicaid in NH for Families with Children, Young Adults and Adults Who Experience a Disability

A free 2-part workshop hosted by the UNH Institute on Disability in partnership with the NH Bureau of Developmental Services(BDS), NH Division of LTSS (DLTSS), Bureau of Family Assistance (BFA), and Community Bridges Family Support Council.

Medicaid LogoNavigating the complex world of Medicaid benefits can be tricky, time-consuming, and overwhelming. These introductory workshops are designed to cover the most important aspects of Medicaid and Home and Community-based Services in NH including the eligibility process, the state’s plan versus waivers, the types of services covered, and how to access services. These workshops can be extremely valuable to those seeking clarity and will help ensure participants possess the information and resources needed to secure government benefits now and in the future for their child who experiences a disability.


Day 1 (5/6)

  • Introduction and Purpose of the Medicaid Program

  • Medicaid Eligibility

  • Financial eligibility criteria

  • Cost of care

  • Medical determination

  • The state plan

Day 2 (5/13)

  • Types of services covered

  • Service design and regulations

  • Quality management

  • Managed Care overview and organizations (MCO) in NH

  • How is managed care different from fee-for-service?

Who Should Attend

NH parents of children, young adults and adults who experience a developmental disability and are new to Medicaid.


Day 1

  • Bureau of Improvement & Integrity: Tashia Blanchard
  • Bureau of Family Assistance: Stephanie Decker, Sean LeFave, KerriLeigh Schroeder, and Scott Beckwith
  • Office of Medicaid & Business Policy: Jane Hybschand and Diane Peterson

Day 2

  • Bureau of Developmental Services: Kaarla Weston
  • Well Sense: Cathy Sloane and Mary Jo Benosky
  • NH Healthy Families: Lisa O’Connor


State Seal of NH Community Bridges





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Registration for this event is closed.

Date & Time

Monday, May 6, 2019 - 12:00pm to 4:00pm
Monday, May 13, 2019 - 12:00pm to 4:00pm

Registration Fee

Free, pre-registration required


IOD Professional Development Center
56 Suncook Road
Concord, NH 03301

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