Regulatory Updates

  • New Information from the Division of Aging Services re: EARC-PAS (LTC-34) for 2018

    February 28, 2018
    The Division of Aging Services in the Department of Human Services has reached out to Theresa Edelstein, LANJ’s Regulatory Consultant, with information about updates to the EARC-PAS (LTC-34) for 2018.  We are alerting nursing facilities about the  availability of the updated EARC-PAS (LTC-34) and related instructions for 2018.  Please share this information with your case ... [more]
  • MLTSS Steering Committee Report, February 21

    February 22, 2018
    On February 21, the MLTSS Steering Committee had its regularly scheduled quarterly meeting with the Division of Aging Services and the Division of Medical Assistance and Health Services. Click here to download MLTSS Steering Committee Presentation and Bipartisan Budget Act of 2018. Below is a summary of the key discussion points: DMAHS presented a summary of ... [more]
  • Expired Medicare Legislative Provisions and Therapy Claims with the KX Modifier Rolling Hold

    February 1, 2018
    CMS is committed to implementing the Medicare program in accordance with all applicable laws and regulations, including timely claims processing. Several Medicare legislative provisions affecting health care providers and beneficiaries recently expired, including exceptions to the outpatient therapy caps, the Medicare physician work geographic adjustment floor, add-on payments for ambulance services and home health rural ... [more]
  • CMS Skilled Nursing Facility (SNF) Quality Reporting Program (QRP) Update

    February 1, 2018
    The Skilled Nursing Facility (SNF) Quality Reporting program (QRP) deadline has been extended to May 15, 2018 for CY 2018 data. However, SNFs are encouraged to review their data submission on at least a quarterly basis. The list of measures required for this deadline can be found on the CMS QRP websites: SNF Quality Reporting Program ... [more]
  • MLTSS Updates from DMAHS Meeting

    January 29, 2018
    On Monday, January 29, NJHA, HCANJ and LeadingAge NJ met with the Division of Medical Assistance and Health Services (DMAHS) and the Division of Aging Services (DoAS) regarding a host of outstanding topics. Below are key highlights from the discussion: Authorization Issues – The MCOs are still required to submit to DMAHS a complete description of ... [more]
  • Assisted Living Licensing Work Group Meeting Summary

    January 26, 2018
    On Friday, January 26, DOH held its regular quarterly assisted living licensing work group meeting with the associations and provider representatives. The meeting was attended by both Jim McCracken, President/CEO, and Theresa Edelstein, Regulatory Consultant, of LeadingAge New Jersey. Unfortunately, the AL survey team was not represented at today’s meeting. So, we don’t yet have ... [more]
  • New Commissioner, Leadership Team Join DOH

    January 25, 2018
    TRENTON- Acting Commissioner Shereef Elnahal, M.D., M.B.A, joined the New Jersey Department of Health on January 25th and announced the new management team that will shape a new vision for the agency, which oversees health care facilities, public health services, mental health and substance use disorder treatment, emergency medical services and medicinal marijuana. "I am honored ... [more]
  • Governor Murphy Signs Executive Order Mandating Review Of New Jersey’s Medical Marijuana Policy

    January 23, 2018
    TRENTON – Governor Phil Murphy recently signed Executive Order No. 6 directing the New Jersey Department of Health and the Board of Medical Examiners to review the state’s existing medical marijuana program. The goal of the review is to eliminate barriers to access for patients who suffer from illnesses that could be treated with medical ... [more]