NEW HAMPSHIRE GRANITE ADVANTAGE HEALTH CARE PROGRAM
[RSA 126-AA:3 repealed by 2018, 342:24, III, effective December 31, 2023.]
126-AA:3 The New Hampshire Granite Advantage Health Care Trust Fund.
I. There is hereby established the New Hampshire granite advantage health care trust fund which shall be accounted for distinctly and separately from all other funds and shall be non-interest bearing. The fund shall be administered by the commissioner and shall be used solely to provide coverage for the newly eligible Medicaid population as provided for under RSA 126-AA:2, to pay for the administrative costs for the program, and reimburse the federal government for any over payments of federal funds. All moneys in the fund shall be nonlapsing and shall be continually appropriated to the commissioner for the purposes of the fund. The fund shall be authorized to pay and/or reimburse the cost of medical services and cost-effective related services, including without limitation, capitation payments to MCOs. No state general funds shall be deposited into the fund. Deposits into the fund shall be limited exclusively to the following:
(a) Revenue transferred from the alcohol abuse prevention and treatment fund pursuant to RSA 176-A:1, IV;
(b) Federal Medicaid reimbursement for program costs and administrative costs attributable to the program;
(c) Surplus funds generated as a result of MCOs managing the cost of their services below the medical loss ratio established by the commissioner for the managed care program beginning on July 1, 2019;
(d) Taxes attributable to premiums written for medical and other medical related services for the newly eligible Medicaid population as provided for under this chapter, consistent with RSA 400-A:32, III(b);
(e) Funds received from the assessment under RSA 404-G;
(f) Revenue from the Medicaid enhancement tax to meet the requirements provided in RSA 167:64; and
(g) Funds recovered or returnable to the fund that were originally spent on the cost of coverage of the granite advantage health care program.
II. The commissioner, as the administrator of the fund, shall have the sole authority to:
(a) Apply for federal funds to support the program.
(b) Notwithstanding any provision of law to the contrary, accept and expend federal funds as may be available for the program and the commissioner shall notify the bureau of accounting services, by letter, with a copy to the fiscal committee of the general court and the legislative budget assistant.
(c) Make payments and reimbursements from the fund as outlined in this section.
III. The commissioner shall submit a report to the governor and the fiscal committee of the general court detailing the activities and operation of the trust fund annually within 90 days of the close of each state fiscal year.
IV. On or before August 15, 2018, the commissioner, in consultation with the insurance commissioner, shall estimate the remainder amounts for the period of January 1, 2019 to June 30, 2019 and for state fiscal year 2020. The commissioner shall report the estimated annual remainder amount to the insurance commissioner, the New Hampshire Health Plan, the governor, the speaker of the house of representatives, and the president of the senate. Thereafter, on or before August 15 of each fiscal year, the commissioner, in consultation with the insurance commissioner, shall estimate the remainder amounts for both the current and next fiscal year. The commissioner shall report the estimated remainder amount to the insurance commissioner, the New Hampshire Health Plan, the governor, the speaker of the house of representatives, and the president of the senate.
V. On or before August 15, 2020, the commissioner shall calculate the projected final remainder amount for the 6-month period between January 1, 2019 and June 30, 2019. On or before August 15 of each subsequent year, the commissioner shall calculate the projected final remainder amount for the prior fiscal year. If the amount deposited from the high risk pool exceeds the limit on contributions established by RSA 404-G:5-a, IV(d), then any excess difference shall be retained in the fund and the next estimated remainder amount calculated by the commissioner shall be reduced by the amount of the difference.
VI. The commissioner, in accordance with the most current available information, shall be responsible for determining, quarterly commencing no later than December 31, 2018, whether there is sufficient funding in the fund to cover projected program costs for the nonfederal share for the next 6-month period. If at any time the commissioner determines that a projected shortfall exists, then the sum necessary to cover such shortfall shall be transferred to the fund from the liquor commission fund established in RSA 176:16. In the event the commissioner determines that there are not sufficient funds in the liquor commission fund to cover the shortfall, then he or she shall terminate the program in accordance with the federally approved terms and conditions issued by CMS. Upon making a determination that a projected shortfall exists and that there are insufficient funds in the liquor commission fund to cover the shortfall, the commissioner shall:
(a) Within 48 hours of making the determination, notify the governor, the speaker of the house of representatives, the president of the senate, and the chairperson of the fiscal committee of the general court of the program's pending termination; and
(b) Within 10 business days of making the determination, notify program participants of the program's pending termination.
Source. 2018, 342:1, eff. June 28, 2018. 2019, 346:351, eff. July 1, 2019. 2020, 39:59, eff. Sept. 27, 2020. 2021, 91:29, eff. July 1, 2021; 122:33, eff. July 9, 2021.