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New Jersey was awarded $108.5 million from the US Department of Health and Human Services, Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services, to support the expansion of home and community-based services for New Jersey seniors and people with disabilities. The funds were received for the Balancing Incentive Payment Program (BIP), which is administered through the New Jersey Department of Human Services. The grant program is funded through September 30, 2015.

The BIP is an opportunity for states to receive increased Medicaid reimbursement for their provision of home and community based services to seniors and people with disabilities. In its Comprehensive Medicaid Waiver, New Jersey outlined plans to move long term services and supports to a managed care model. It is within the framework of the Comprehensive Medicaid Waiver that the Department will leverage the BIP funds to build the community-based infrastructure for Managed Long Term Services and Supports (MLTSS), and increase access to non-institutional services and supports.

The federal award reflects a two percent increase in reimbursement on the more than $5.5 billion the state is projected to spend on senior and disability services in the community during the grant award period.

Click Here for the Approved New Jersey Balancing Incentive Program Application

Click Here for New Jersey's Balancing Incentive Program Work Plan 

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