Council Meeting in Salem
AUGUST 18, 2021, EXECUTIVE COUNCIL MEETING AT SALEM HIGH SCHOOL PERFORMING ARTS CENTER AT 10:00 A.M.

I am honored to host the next Executive Council meeting on Wednesday, August 18, 2021, at the Salem High School Seifert Performing Arts Center, located at 44 Geremonty Drive in Salem. At the meeting, we look forward to highlighting the accomplishments of several residents/organizations that have contributed to the betterment of New Hampshire.

During the Summer, the Executive Council will convene in each Councilor’s District, and I am excited to bring the Executive Council to Salem for all my constituents within District Three – and all Granite State residents – to attend. This is a unique opportunity to see the Executive Branch of New Hampshire government in action, as the Governor and Executive Council discuss and debate the affairs of the state. I would be honored by your presence and look forward to meeting you at the conclusion of the meeting.  

Please contact Meagan Rose at the Office of the New Hampshire Executive Council (603 271-3632) or email me at Janet.L.Stevens@NH.gov with questions. If you have not subscribed to my Executive Council Report Newsletter, Meagan can assist.


THANK YOUS AND APPRECIATION ACROSS THE STATE
When a New Hampshire insurance carrier dropped reimbursement rates by 20% in major coding categories, the negative impact to New Hampshire practitioners and families could not be ignored. I rolled up my sleeves and went to work for all New Hampshire families and Licensed Marriage Family Therapists, Licensed Clinical Social Workers, Licensed Mental Health Care Providers, Psychologists etc. to find a solution – proud to have advocated/negotiated a return to original rates!
Through an amazing advocacy effort from the NHAMFT Board, the Family TEAM, Executive Councilor Janet Stevens, NH-NASW, and many, many of our outspoken members who advocated on a personal and systemic level, we are proud to inform you that rates for these billing codes will be restored to 2019 rates by 9/1 or 10/1!

NHAMFT wants to highlight the work of Executive Councilor Janet Stevens. She was integral in this effort to push these concerns on a governmental level to influence this change. Councilor Stevens has not only been outspoken on this issue, but she has also been an advocate for mental health, NH families, and therapists. Her email is janet.l.stevens@nh.gov for any of you who may want to reach out to extend any thanks. Chair-Elect of NH Association of Marriage Family Therapists

So, I invited Counselor Stevens to join, and she indeed plans to, in case she doesn't like what she's hearing. BUT... I'm hoping it's good news. I'll get back to you all later with any information. Councilor Stevens is being an amazing advocate for we providers and for NH families, by the way. She gets it, and she also receives all sorts of contacts from constituents, families in her district that are so struggling with pandemic related changes, mental health problems, suicidality, and much more. She was all over this, and between all of these meetings and I believe her applying pressure, …..really felt it. I scarcely dare to hope that they would change this rate drop, though if they do, it will be a great victory for all of us and for families.  Former Chair of NH Association of Marriage Family Therapist
Janet Lannan Stevens thank YOU and Commissioner Nicolopoulos for correcting an egregious attempt by (Insurance carrier) to shortchange providers who serve couples and families in NH. The impact would have been devastating, especially during a time when families have never needed us more. Your tireless efforts and support do not go unnoticed. Thank you for making this right for all NH mental health providers and the consumers who would have had devastating ripple effects had you not stepped up. Former Chair of the NH Board of Mental Health Practices and Licensed Therapist.
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