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Dartmouth signs onto NH Medicaid managed care

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CONCORD, N.H. (AP) - Dartmouth-Hitchcock has signed contracts with three statewide health plans to join New Hampshire's managed care network for Medicaid.

The health care provider announced Monday it will work with Well Sense Health Plan, Granite State Health Plan and Meridian Health Plan of New Hampshire to provide coordinated care for eligible Medicaid beneficiaries.

The state has been trying to move from a fee-for-service health model to managed care but needed participation from hospitals to make it work. The 10 largest hospitals sued the state over aid was cut in the last budget to help compensate them state's low Medicaid reimbursement rate and for charity care.

The new budget restored some of the aid, but requires hospitals to agree to participate in the managed care network by July 1 to receive it.

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