Technical Assistance and Training
Health Law and Policy provides integrated training, technical assistance and education related to policy and regulatory issues impacting health care in New Hampshire and beyond.
2018 Substance Use Disorder Treatment Confidentiality Bootcamps for DSRIP Integrated Delivery Networks: On March 20 and 27, 2018 the Health Law and Policy team hosted two sessions with the Department of Health and Human Services on the privacy of substance use disorder records and 42 CFR Part 2. The technical assistance sessions helped participants, including members of New Hampshire's DSRIP waiver Integrated Delivery Networks, managed care organizations, providers, data teams, and the State of New Hampshire evaluate appropriate regulatory pathways to allow for integrated care, treatment, and evaluation. Approximately 70 people participated during each session. Session activities included technical assistance on Part 2 and the new privacy regulations, information exchange mapping in breakout groups, a review of 42 CFR Part 2 and updates from the 2018 Final Rule.
- March 20, 2018 presentation
- March 27, 2018 presentation
- Data Exchange Identifying Questions
- Audit and Evaluation (b) Guide
- Audit and Evaluation (c) Guide
- QSO Guide
- Part 2 Definitions
- QSO Worksheet
Substance Use Disorder Treatment Confidentiality Bootcamps for DSRIP Integrated Delivery Networks: A Health Law and Policy team provided technical assistance to 6 of the 7 Integrated Delivery Networks in the form of educational and interprofessional bootcamps between May 15 and July 17, 2017 focusing on helping the IDNs to implement the new 42 CFR Part 2 regulations consistent with their integrated behavioral health practice goals and patient flow models. Approximately 35 members of the IDN teams attended the boot camp sessions, along with representatives from DHHS. The Bootcamp was a combination of in-person guided meetings, webinars, and IDN team-based homework to provide technical assistance to Integrated Delivery Networks in a compressed period of events between May 15 and July 17, 2017. The group produced draft policies and forms, a “work book” for implementation, and numerous educational guides.
- Substance Use Disorder Privacy Workbook: 42 CFR Part 2
- IDN Bootcamp Intro PowerPoint
- IDN Bootcamp Session 1 PowerPoint
- IDN Bootcamp Session 2 PowerPoint
- IDN Bootcamp Session 3 PowerPoint
- Worksheet 1
- Worksheet 2
- QSOA Sample Agreement
- Disclosure Chart
40th Annual Health Law Professors Conference- Mental Health Parity: Lucy Hodder attended the 40th Annual Health Law Professors Conference in Atlanta, GA on June 8-9, 2017. She was a panelist for the Health Care Financing and Regulation: Developments in Mental Health Parity and Addiction Equity: Enforcement, Guidance, and Implementation session.
NH Medicaid Today and Tomorrow: Focusing on Value, A Research Symposium: The New Hampshire Medicaid Program plays a key role in providing health insurance to people in NH and stabilizing our insurance market. Hosted by the UNH Health Law and Policy Programs/Institute for Health Policy and Practice at UNH, this Symposium featured and overview of NH Medicaid, research about the program's outcomes in managed care and with expansion populations, a review of value-based payment reform, and a discussion of key federal policy initiatives that may impact the future of the Medicaid Program.
TRANSforming New Hampshire Healthcare Summit: UNH Health Law and Policy Program teamed up with Freedom New Hampshire and other key partners from around the state to host TRANSforming New Hampshire Healthcare Summit on Nov. 15, 2016. This free event brought together transgender friends and families, healthcare providers, government agencies, education experts, advocates and more for a day-long program dedicated to healthcare issues facing the transgender community. This was an opportunity to meet face-to-face with leaders in the field of health and beyond, to voice concerns and get answers—on questions from navigating new federal guidelines and requirements to medical best practices. NH Endowment for Health and Harvard Pilgrim Healthcare, in collaboration with Freedom NH, sponsored the event.
Shaping the Future: Leadership and Public Policy in Health Care: The College of Health and Human Services recently co-sponsored an event with the Northern New England Association of Healthcare Executives. “Shaping the Future: Leadership and Public Policy in Health Care” brought together students, alumni and external health and human service partners to discuss the health systems’ role in formulating public policy, fostering talent management and bench strength within health care organizations, and improving mental health and addictions services for patients.
Health Leader Forge has posted a podcast of the panel discussions and keynote presentation.
NH Business Review Executive Series: Lucy Hodder, Director of Health Law and Policy Programs at UNH, participated in the NH Business Review's Executive Series "Health Care Trends" on October 6, 2016. This event focused on emerging and changing technologies in health care as well as future implications of the Affordable Care Act.