TO: All providers, Health Maintenance Organizations – For Action
SUBJECT: NJ FamilyCare (NJFC) Coverage of Tobacco Cessation Products
EFFECTIVE: Claims with service dates on or after July 1, 2018
PURPOSE: To notify NJFC providers and managed Medicaid plans of a policy change by the New Jersey Department of Human Services, Division of Medical Assistance and Health Services (DMAHS) regarding coverage of tobacco cessation products by managed Medicaid plans.
Dear School Health Partners,
The DOH WSCC School Health NJ Project is recruiting schools for the Sept 2018-June 2019 school year to work with DOH regional grantees on a 3-year pilot. (See attached) The impetus for this pilot is the recently released National Association of Chronic Disease Directors’ (NACDD) document: The Whole School, Whole Community, Whole Child Model: A Guide to Implementation
We’re recruiting for 21 schools using the following criteria:
If interested, I can forward the Program’s guidance document that provides more details including an overview and outline of expectations/Yr 1 timelines.
I’m not looking for any commitments at this time but if a school you know or work with meets the eligibility criteria and might be interested in participating in this pilot, I’d like to know that and have the school on my radar.
If your school doesn’t meet the free and reduced lunch criteria but is interested in the pilot, let me know as well. Since I’m unsure if we’ll secure commitments from enough schools with 40% or more of students eligible for free or reduced lunch, I’d then like to open this opportunity to other interested schools.
If you have questions, would like more information or have schools to recommend, please get in touch with me by phone (609-292-5666) or email no later than April 10th.
Thank you all for taking the time to review this information. I hope to hear from some of you and sharing more about this pilot!
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Cynthia A. Collins, MS
Certified Program Manager
Child and Adolescent Health Program
NJ Department of Health