SB 308 (2019)
Directs the Department of Health and Human Services (DHHS) to increase Medicaid provider rates by 5% in 2020 and 7% in 2021. Additionally, the bill clarifies the definitions and coverage of telemedicine under Medicaid. This bill also requires health care professionals to complete a survey or an opt out form collecting data on the primary care workforce. This bill then sets aside about $21 million for various programs and scholarships to improve care and access to care in rural and underserved areas of this state, and to enhance the health workforce in New Hampshire. The bill also requires the Department of Safety to accept and process background check applications online.