Author: Donna Bouclier

ABCD Welcomes Assistant Commissioner Shea

Assistant Commissioner Liz Shea and soon to be Acting Assistant Commissioner Jonathan Seifried met with the ABCD Board of Directors today and posed for a picture with the Executive Committee.

From left to right:  Dr. Kendall Sprott, (Matheny); Jonathan Seifried, (DDD); Dr. Dan Keating, (ABCD); Liz Shea, (DDD);  Keith Kearney, (UCP Hudson); Dr. William Weiss, (NJEDDA): Patti Carlesimo, (LADACIN) and Sid Blanchard, (CAU)



Mosquera, Holley, Moriarty & Quijano Bill Requiring Reporting of Audit Follow Ups to Improve Gov’t Efficiency Now Law

(TRENTON) – Legislation Assembly Democrats Gabriela Mosquera, Jamel Holley, Paul Moriarty and Annette Quijano sponsored to help improve government efficiency by requiring the reporting of audit follow-ups was recently signed into law.
“The governor and the Legislature determine how much of the taxpayers’ money goes toward certain government agencies,” said Mosquera (D-Camden/Mosquera.

CMS Grants 5 year Extension to NJ’s Section 1115(a) Demonstration entitled “NJ FamilyCare Comprehensive Demonstration”

The Supports Program is renewed for 5 years!

In a letter dated July 27, 2017 to Ms. Meghan Davey, Director,
Division of Medical Assistance and Health Services, NJ was informed that “the Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services (CMS) has granted your request to extend New Jersey’s section 1115(a) demonstration (11-W00279/2) entitled “NJ FamilyCare Comprehensive Demonstration.” Approval of this extension is under the authority of section 1115(a) of the Social Security Act, and is effective from August 1, 2017 through June 30, 2022.”

Included in the extension is a pilot program for children with ID-DD/MI. The state will convert the Children with Serious Emotional Disturbance (SED) and Intellectual/Developmental Disabilities with Co-Occurring Mental Health Diagnosis (ID-DD/MI) pilot programs, authorized under the existing demonstration, into the Children’s Support Services Program (CSSP).