The Division of Medical Assistance and Health Services (DMAHS) administers the state-and federally- funded Medicaid program for certain groups of low to moderate income people.
Through these programs, DMAHS serves more than 1,000,000 people. Its staff of over 500 works both in Trenton and in Medical Assistance Customer Centers (MACCs) throughout the state. The MACCs assist Medicaid clients in obtaining needed services and in answering questions regarding their benefit packages.
Health Insurance Programs administered by DMAHSMedicaid provides health insurance to parents/caretakers and dependant children, pregnant women, and people who are aged, blind or disabled. These programs pay for hospital services, doctor visits, prescriptions, nursing home care and other healthcare needs, depending on what program a person is eligible for.
NJ FamilyCare is a health insurance program for uninsured children whose family income is too high for them to qualify for "traditional" New Jersey Medicaid but not high enough to be able to afford private health insurance. Some low-income uninsured parents/caretakers may also be eligible for NJ FamilyCare.
Most NJ FamilyCare/Medicaid clients are enrolled in managed care. With managed care, clients are enrolled in a Health Maintenance Organization - HMO - that manages their healthcare.
Some New Jersey Medicaid clients, including those who reside in institutions and those who receive both Medicare and Medicaid benefits, continue to receive traditional "fee-for-service" Medicaid, where providers bill New Jersey Medicaid for their services.
Mail us at:Division of Medical Assistance & Health Services
P.O. Box 712
Trenton, N.J. 08625-0712