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MSB New Hampshire Newsletter | February 2013



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Rebecca Martin, Director of Operations


Who doesn't get excited when the new year rolls around and we get to make our list for the new and improved "me"? We're inspired, we're motivated, it's a new beginning!


The reality is that only 8% of people who make New Year's resolutions are actually successful in keeping them. Why is this?

  1. Often times the resolutions are seen as "punishments" for our bad behavior. Chances are we are not going to follow through with something that is already viewed in our minds as unpleasant.
  2. We also tend to set goals that are unrealistic. "No more junk food", "I'm going to work out every day", "No more spending money on anything but bills". The likelihood of us meeting these types of goals is slim to none.
  3. We expect perfection. Hmmm.....

Why as adults do we set ourselves up for failure? If we applied the same principles and standards we set for ourselves, in the school setting for our children, the results would be disastrous.  We must lead by example. We must be understanding, patient, realistic and kind with ourselves.


Only then can we truly achieve personal success and in turn, be the people we want our children to follow and emulate.  



Per the January 14, 2013 communication from the Department of Health and Human Services, the new Medicaid Management Information System (NH MMIS Health Enterprise System) is scheduled to go live on April 1, 2013. Below are some critical dates that districts will need to be prepared for:


  • February 25, 2013 - Approved districts will have the ability to log in to the new MMIS and set up their account (MSB will assist with this process)
  • March 8, 2013 - Last day that HP will process electronic claims
  • March 29, 2013 - Last paid date for HPs last financial cycle run
  • April 1, 2013 - Health Enterprise's Go Live date 
  • April 12, 2013 - First paid date for Heath Enterprise's April 5 financial cycle run



  • If your district has not submitted their reenrollment application by February 15, 2013 there is a chance that you will not be approved as a provider by the Go Live date of April 1, 2013. 
  • If your district has not been approved as a provider by April 1, 2013, all Medicaid claims will be denied for reimbursement.  


If you have not yet completed the reenrollment process, it is imperative that you do so as soon as possible.  Should you need any assistance with this process, please contact your MSB Claims Analyst or Program Specialist.


As indicated by DHHS, there will be a scheduled interruption of the processing and payment of claims ("blackout period"), to last approximately 3 weeks.  No claims will be processed or paid by the department during these three weeks. 


MSB will continue to collect data from your school districts during this time, and prepare claims for submission as if there were no "blackout period".  MSB will submit these claims as soon as Health Enterprise is up and running (scheduled for April 1, 2013). 


Districts utilizing Lumea will still be able to use Lumea without interference during the blackout period.  Service Providers should continue posting and submitting sessions as usual, and Administrators will see no interruption in their usage of Lumea during this transition. 


Paper districts should continue with their usual process of submitting transaction logs to ensure efficient processing of your claims for the go live date.


We are encouraging districts to provide us with their claims data sooner rather than later in the time leading up to the "blackout period" so that we can possibly obtain greater reimbursements for you prior to the "blackout period." 



We are very pleased to announce that we have recently added a few new team members to our transportation department!


Bonnie Lawrence is a mother of 4 (3 boys, 1 girl), and a former world traveler. She is currently pursuing a Bachelors degree at SNHU. ( ext. 144)


Wendy Funk enjoys sports, traveling, snowmobiling, camping, fishing, hiking and motorcycling (as a passenger). She has lived in ME/NH all her life, and has 3 grown boys.

( ext. 123)


Christina Richardson is the mother of a charming, crazy, two year old boy. In her "spare" time, she enjoys writing children's stories. ( ext. 152)


Bonnie, Wendy and Christina look forward to working with you and making this year a success! 

NHASEA Conference 


We're looking forward to seeing everyone at the Spring NHASEA Conference at the Sheraton in Portsmouth!  Stop by and say hello!