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04.17.15   New Jersey Submits HCBS Statewide Transition Plan

On Friday, April 17, 2015, the New Jersey Department of Human Services submitted the state's Home and Community Based Services (HCBS) Statewide Transition Plan to the federal Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services.

04.15.15   Registration Open for Live Webinars on DDD System Reform

To register, click on the title of the webinar you wish to attend, below. There are four different dates available for each of the two webinars.

When registering, please be sure to select the date you wish to attend from the dropdown menu/box at the top of the webinar registration page.

 DDD’s System Reform: Understanding What It Means for Someone Entering DDD Services

Target Audience:
Students with intellectual and developmental disabilities, their families, and school personnel

Dates and Times Available:
• Thursday, April 23, 2015 – 6:30 PM to 9:00 PM
• Saturday, May 16, 2015 – 11:00 AM to 1:30 PM
• Friday, June 5, 2015 – 1:30 PM to 4:00 PM
• Monday, July 13, 2015 – 2:00 PM to 4:30 PM

(B) DDD’s System Reform: Understanding What It Means for Someone Who Is Currently Receiving DDD Services

Target Audience:
Adults with intellectual and developmental disabilities who have already been receiving DDD-funded services, their families, and service providers

Dates and Times Available:
• Tuesday, May 5, 2015 – 3:00 PM to 5:30 PM
• Thursday, May 21, 2015 – 10:00 AM to 12:30 PM
• Wednesday, June 17, 2015 – 5:00 PM to 7:30 PM
• Saturday, August 15, 2015 – 9:30 AM to 12:00 PM

04.13.15   Combined Application Now Open for All Services

For additional information and to complete the Combined Application to Become a Medicaid/DDD Approved Provider, please visit the Supports Program Provider Portal

04.10.15   Division to Assess / Re-Assess all Individuals Served

To ensure that the Division has the most up-to-date and accurate information for individuals served, everyone who is currently eligible for Division-funded services (except for those individuals assessed since November 1, 2014) will be assessed/re-assessed through the NJ Comprehensive Assessment Tool (NJ CAT). The assessment/re-assessment process will begin in April, 2015 and occur in phases over the next several months.

To assist individuals, families and providers in better understanding the NJ CAT assessment, the Division has released a pre-recorded webinar, Completing the NJ CAT.   

04.09.15   2015 Camp Funding Assistance Available

For information and instructions on how to apply, please see the 2015 Camp Funding Assistance Fact Sheet

02.26.15   Pre-recorded Tiering Webinar for Stakeholders Now Available

Implementing the Rate Structure: Tiering in the Fee-for-Service System (webinar)
Implementing the Rate Structure: Tiering in the Fee-for-Service System (slides)
Fee-for-Service Rate Schedule: Quick Reference Guide (companion PDF, updated February, 2015)  

01.14.15   Fee-for-Service Implementation Timeline Part II released

The Fee-for-Service Implementation Timeline Part II: January-July 2015 is now available. We may develop an audio guide to assist stakeholders in understanding the timeline. Please let us know at the DDD Communications email if you feel this would be helpful.

11.21.14   2015 Graduates Timeline Available

The 2015 Graduates Aging Out of the School System Timeline is now available. It provides an overview for young adults who will exhaust their educational entitlement by turning 21 years of age within the 2014-15 school year, and who wish to pursue Division-funded services.  

10.10.14   Provider Qualification Process Temporarily on Hold

Please be advised that effective October 20, 2014, the qualification of new service providers will be temporarily on hold. Any applications currently in process or those in transit and received by October 17, 2014 for open services at this time will continue to be processed. The Day Habilitation qualification process continues to be on hold.

This change is necessary due to the development of the Medicaid provider application process as part of the Division’s system reform efforts. The Medicaid provider application will remain open for Support Coordination services only. Please check the Supports Program page of the Division’s website regularly for updates regarding the Medicaid application process.

12.09.13   Central Registry

A Central Registry of Offenders against Individuals with Developmental Disabilities was established in the Department of Human Services through bi-partisan legislative support and a law signed by Governor Chris Christie on April 30, 2010.  Information can be found at Central Registry of Offenders against Individuals with Developmental Disabilities website.

The toll-free number to report abuse is 800.832.9173

12.02.13   Developmental Disabilities and Mentall Illness Report

The Intellectual/Developmental Disabilities and Mental Illness/Substance Use Disorder Treatment Work Group convened by the New Jersey Department of Human Services has posted its final report on the Division of Mental Health Services website, under Managed Behavior Health Organization.

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