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New Jersey Human Services Update

Food Assistance Efforts During Pandemic and Tropical Storm Ida

Human Services Announces Hot Food and Replacement Benefits for SNAP Recipients in 12 Counties Impacted by Ida|Human Services Delivers Extra September Food Assistance Benefits to 443,000 Households
2021 Opioid Summit -Medication for Opioid Use Disorder: Increasing Access and Saving Lives
Human Services Highlights Initiatives to Create More Inclusive and Healthy Communities
Human Services Recognizes Direct Support Professionals
National Addiction Professionals Day


DDD Updates

NJDDD Communication Update

DHS/DDD Announces Funding for Three New Behavioral Health Stabilization Homes for People with I/DD
NJCDD Announces RFPs to Increase Access and Opportunities for Individuals with I/DD
Next DDD COVID-19 Update Webinar Scheduled for October 14




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.

 

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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