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The New Jersey Comprehensive Medicaid Waiver has been approved by the Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services (CMS) in accordance with section 1115(a) of the Social Security Act (the Act).  Under this demonstration, New Jersey will operate a statewide health reform effort that will expand existing managed care programs to include managed long term services and supports and expand home and community based services to some populations. To view the Comprehensive Medicaid Waiver, please visit http://www.state.nj.us/humanservices/dmahs/home/waiver.html.

Sections of the demonstration waiver will provide additional community support and coordination of services for individuals that meet the clinical criteria for services though the Department of Children and Families (DCF), Children's System of Care (CSOC).  This includes services for certain NJ FamilyCare eligible individuals that have been diagnosed with a serious emotional disturbance (SED), or Autism Spectrum Disorder (ASD) and individuals with intellectual/ developmental disabilities and a co-occurring mental illness (ID/DD-MI).

As required by CMS, prior to implementation of the demonstration programs, DCF/CSOC is posting the proposed Quality Strategies for at least 30 days for public review and comment.

All comments should be submitted to DCF/CSOC via email at: dcf_cbh@dcf.state.nj.us.