|By PR Newswire||
|August 22, 2013 04:47 PM EDT||
MANCHESTER, N.H., Aug. 22, 2013 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- The New Hampshire Department of Health and Human Services (DHHS) has notified Well Sense Health Plan that December 1, 2013 will be the first day that it can begin offering managed care coverage to the state's Medicaid recipients. Well Sense is one of three managed care plans – and the only non-profit plan – selected by the DHHS to offer coverage beginning on that date. Currently, Medicaid recipients receive health care on a fee-for-service basis.
Prior to the go-live, the DHHS will conduct an open enrollment period during which Medicaid beneficiaries will be able to select a managed care plan. Those who do not select a plan will be assigned to one.
"Well Sense has been actively preparing for the New Hampshire Medicaid launch," said Scott O'Gorman, President of Well Sense Health Plan. "We are ready for a successful open enrollment process and a smooth transition for members into the managed care environment."
Gail Garceau, General Manager of Well Sense Health Plan in Manchester, commented, "Given our robust provider network across New Hampshire, we're gratified to be partnering with the physicians, specialists and hospitals that will ensure our members have access to comprehensive health and wellness services."
Well Sense Health Plan is the business name outside Massachusetts for Boston Medical Center Health Plan, Inc., a non-profit managed care organization. BMC HealthNet Plan, the business name in Massachusetts, is ranked in the top 10 among Medicaid plans in the nation according to the National Committee for Quality Assurance (NCQA) Medicaid Health Insurance Plan Rankings, 2012-2013. BMC HealthNet Plan also earned Excellent Accreditation from NCQA for its Medicaid plan for the fourth time in a row.
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SOURCE Well Sense Health Plan