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PLEASE JOIN US: DS&A Connections Webinar- October 12, 2021 @ 7pm

Join us: October 12th, 7pm and find out more about us Disability Services &Advocacy, LLC, a Statewide Support Coordination agency,  and the three featured providers who will be attending: Attain and Gain, Jespy House, and Gold Medal Home Health

Please Register ahead:  https://register.gotowebinar.com/register/8662888705626339600

This will be a great time to get your questions answered!   If you can't make the webinar, and have any general questions about Support Coordination, please feel free to reach out to our manager, Whitney Kammerer, (whitney.kammerer@dsausa.net (973) 222-7204). She can help / provide advice / point you in the right direction. Also see attached flyer.

Note:  We have periodic webinars so please, let us know if there is a provider you would like us to invite to our next webinar and we will do our best to get them! 

We hope to see you on October 12th - 7pm !

 

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Public Comment Period Open for 1115 NJ FamilyCare Demonstration Renewal. Join the Webinar on September 27, 2021 at 9:30 am..

Public Comment Period Open for 1115 NJ FamilyCare Demonstration Renewal

 

The 1115 NJ FamilyCare Comprehensive Demonstration (formerly Comprehensive Medicaid Waiver), which governs the operations of significant components of the state Medicaid program and Children’s Health Insurance Program (CHIP), is due to expire on June 30, 2022. The NJ Department of Human Services (DHS), Division of Medical Assistance and Health Services (DMAHS) intends to submit its renewal application to the federal Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services (CMS) in Fall 2021.


DHS/DMAHS is holding a 1115 Renewal Public Hearing via webinar on Monday, September 27, 2021 at 9:30 am. You can register here for the 9/27 Renewal Public Hearing Webinar. 

 


Medicaid

Electronic Visit Verification - Now Required for Certain Services

By July 1, 2021, Providers need to have in place Electronic Visit Verification (EVV) for all of the below eight (8) listed services when they are delivered in the home..  If the service is delivered by a live in caregiver, in the community or in a congregate setting (ie group home/supervised apartment), the requirement for EVV is exempt and the Provider will instead submit their claims directly to Gainwell (Medicaid) as they have been doing. Click on Title link for further details.

 

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Division Update: August 6, 2021 - COVID Vaccination or weekly testing for staff members in congregate settings

Friday Aug 6 Executive Order 252 was signed and released:  

Governor Murphy announced earlier this week that all workers in certain state and private health care facilities and high-risk congregate settings will be required to be fully vaccinated against COVID-19 or be subject to weekly COVID-19 testing to help protect against the spread of COVID-19 to vulnerable populations who have been hardest hit during the pandemic. 

 

Medicaid

For Individuals and their Families/Caregivers: NEW WEBINAR! Home and Community Based Services and the Statewide Transition Plan

NEW WEBINAR! Home and Community Based Services and the Statewide Transition Plan

 

WHEN:  Wednesday, August 4, 2021, 12:00 p.m. – 1:00 p.m.

WHAT: Home and Community Based Services, Individuals and Families/Caregivers, and the HCBS Rule

TARGET AUDIENCE: Individuals and their Families/Caregivers

(see register link below)

Medicaid

Reopening Guidelines for DDD Day Programs- 6-16-21 Effective Immediately

As of 6-16-21:

Day Programs can open with much less requirements:

  • Directive for all congregate day programs to re-open at 100% capacity. (Please note that due to staffing shortages it will take time for providers to obtain enough staff to open at full capacity). Programs for medically involved persons may elect to limit capacity for a period of time before moving to full enrollment. 

  • Opening, re-opening and capacity are no longer tied to the COVID-19 Activity Level Index (CALI) measurement. 

Medicaid

Utility Assistance

A note from DDD Asst Commissioner Jonathan Seifried.

 

The moratorium on utility shut-offs is ending June 30th and will compound the challenges that some individuals already face when paying for utilities.  In response to this, the NJ Board of Public Utilities (BPU) is asking for assistance in publicizing a variety of energy assistance programs.  This will coincide with enhanced Board of Public Utilities outreach during their "Utility Assistance Week” occurring May 17-21, 2021.

 

 This information can also be accessed at: https://www.nj.gov/bpu/assistance/programs/

 

DDD Updates

How to get the COVID-19 Vaccination if you are homebound

Hello Division Constituents and Community Partners,

 

We are pleased to announce that the New Jersey Department of Health has launched a program that can provide in-home COVID-19 vaccine appointments for homebound persons and has begun accepting requests for this important service. 

 

If you are unable to leave home to receive a COVID-19 vaccine, or are the family member or caregiver of someone who is homebound, you may request an in-home vaccination appointment by completing this [covid19.nj.gov/homeboundvax]Request for In-Home Vaccination.

Medicaid

Division Update 04-22-2021 - New Update on Day Program Reopening

Hello Division Constituents and Community Partners,

 

As you may be aware, the Department of Human Services’ Division of Developmental Disabilities released day program re-opening requirements on March 15, 2021. 

 

The Division understands that some participants and families are eager for more programs to re-open as soon as possible. In response to such feedback from individuals, families and guardians, and in continuous consultation with the New Jersey Department of Health, today the Division is releasing updated Congregate Day Program Re-Opening Requirements. The newly updated requirements allow providers to elect to open and operate congregate day programs at limited capacity, regardless of the current CALI designation.

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