In 1965, a state and federal entitlement partnership known as Medicaid was created to provide basic health insurance at no cost for very low-income families, the aged and individuals with disabilities. Over the decades, however, the program has expanded to provide coverage and services to an increasing number of people at higher income levels. As a result, its costs have sky-rocketed, placing a considerable financial burden on states' budgets.
Many ideas have been considered for effective, long-term, cost-containing changes to Medicaid. The goal of the Waiver is to give New Jersey the flexibility it needs to define who is eligible, the benefits they receive and value-driven service delivery.
More information about the Department's Comprehensive Medicaid Waiver can be found in the links below:
NOTE: New Jersey will be presenting on the New Jersey Comprehensive Medicaid Waiver (CMW) Renewal during the statewide Medical Assistance Advisory Council (MAAC) meeting on January 23, 2017 from 10am to 1pm at the State Police Headquarters Complex, PHEAL Building in Ewing, NJ. Click here for Directions to the MAAC meeting.
For members of the public who cannot attend the MAAC meeting in person, you are invited to call-in to this public forum to listen to the CMW Renewal presentation. At the time of the meeting, call 1-888-240-3210. Enter the Access Code: 3826077. Please keep your phone on mute during the CMW Renewal presentation.
Renewal Application Attachment A: DSRIP
Renewal Application Attachment B: Quality Activities
Renewal Application Attachment C: Interim Evaluation
Renewal Application Attachment C1: Supplement to Waiver - Interim Evaluation
Renewal Application Attachment C2: DSRIP and Midpoint Evaluation Report
Renewal Application Attachment D: Budget Neutrality Monitoring
Renewal Application Attachment E: Summary of Public Comments
Renewal Application Attachment F: Standard Terms and Conditions Compliance
Renewal Public Notice January 2017
Presentations from the Waiver Renewal Public Listening Sessions:
Medical Assistance Advisory Council Meeting 6/15/16
Division of Mental Health and Addiction Services 6/28/16
NJ Comprehensive Medicaid Waiver Renewal Application Video
Comprehensive Medicaid Waiver October 1, 2012 through June 30, 2017
Comprehensive Medicaid Waiver Interim Evaluation DRAFT
To leave constructive comments regarding the Comprehensive Medicaid Waiver, please email:
NJ Division of Medical Assistance and Health Services Quality Strategy
Waiver Special Terms and Conditions
Waiver Approval Letter