New Hampshire
Financial Assistance Policy
New Hampshire requires nonprofit hospitals and other health care charitable trusts to submit their written financial assistance plans with CON applications.

New Hampshire requires nonprofit hospitals and other health care charitable trusts applying for CONs to provide with their applications a copy of their written financial assistance plans.

State regulations require hospital financial assistance plans to specify that 100 percent of uninsured individuals with household income less than or equal to 150 percent of the FPL are eligible to receive free care, subject to a reasonable and nominal payment by the patient of up to $100, which will be waived in cases of financial hardship. N.H. Code Admin. R. He-Hea 303.04(d).

An applicant’s written financial assistance plan must also include: application forms and instructions provided to any person who indicates his or her inability to pay for the facility’s services; eligibility determination procedures; appeal procedures for those denied eligibility for financial assistance; and a description of communication procedures to be used to inform the public of the hospital’s financial assistance policy. N.H. Code Admin. R. He-Hea 303.04(e)(1-4).

Effective June 30, 2016, the CON statutes will be repealed. N.H. Rev. Stat. Ann. Titl. XI, §151-C (2013).