NJ Selected for Intensive Medicaid Housing Partnership

Will Build Collaboration Among Key Housing Partners

Advocacy HandsNew Jersey is one of the eight state Medicaid agencies chosen by The Centers for Medicare and Medicare (CMS) to receive technical assistance from its Innovation Accelerator Program (IAP).

The initiative promotes community integration for Medicaid beneficiaries through public/private partnerships and collaborations with housing and development agencies in their states.

This six-month training, which begins in May, will be an intensive and hands-on program aimed at building collaborative relationships with key housing partners.

IAP is designed to build state capacity and support ongoing innovation in Medicaid by focusing on four priority areas:

  1. substance use disorders;
  2. Medicaid beneficiaries with complex needs and high costs;
  3. community integration – long-term services and supports; and
  4. physical/mental health integration.

The training provides an opportunity to both expand Housing First in New Jersey and coordinate health and housing in a statewide plan.

“New Jersey already has made significant advancements in developing supportive housing services for individuals with mental health and substance abuse needs. We see this practical guidance as an opportunity to further expand our work and, ultimately, the housing options we can offer to consumers.”

Said Elizabeth Connolly, Acting Commissioner for the Department of Human Services, the single state agency for Medicaid funding and services.

The other seven states include California, Connecticut, Hawaii, Illinois, Kentucky, Nevada and Oregon.

US Interagency Council on Homelessness and the National Alliance to End Homelessness is among organizations and federal partners are contributing to this opportunity.

NJDHS Press Release

Innovation Accelerator Program (IAP) Overview

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