In April of 2013, the University of New Hampshire Center on Aging and Community Living (CACL), a collaboration between the Institute on Disability (IOD) and Institute for Health Policy and Practice (IHPP) was awarded a contract by the New Hampshire Department of Health and Human Services to provide project management services for New Hampshire’s Balancing Incentive Program (BIP).
The BIP is designed to help states develop and improve systems that will make it easier for people to access and use long-term services and supports in community settings. One of the primary goals of the BIP is to rebalance the amount of Medicaid funds that are spent between facility based long term care and community-based long term services and supports.
As the project management entity for the BIP, CACL will support the NH Department of Health and Human Services (DHHS) by providing technical assistance, capacity and experience, collaboration with the department and external stakeholders, and operating under the direction of DHHS fulfill the following responsibilities:
Coordinate the planning, development and implementation of infrastructure investments
Coordinate community services and supports initiatives
Coordinate specified training initiatives
Provide fiscal intermediary services
For more information, visit the Balancing Incentive Program website.
The New Hampshire Balancing Incentive Program is funded by a fourteen-month, $780,000 grant from the U.S. Department of Health & Human Services, Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services.