Office of Commissioner

  1. Health Systems

    Health Systems

    Marcela Ospina Maziarz, M.P.A.
    Deputy Commissioner

    Health Systems oversees inspections and enforcements of regulations for approximately 2,200 licensed New Jersey Health Care facilities, the Certificate of Need Program, and major hospital funding programs such as Charity Care, Graduate Medical Education, and the Delivery Systems Reform Incentive Payment Program.

    Prior to joining the Department, Marcela Ospina Maziarz served as the Assistant Director of Budget and Fiscal Policy for the New Jersey Senate Majority Office. In this role, Marcela staffed the Senate Budget and Appropriations Committee, the Senate Health, Human Services and Senior Citizens Committee and was instrumental in drafting and passing the state’s FY18 Budget. Previously, Marcela served as Deputy Press Secretary for the Governor of New Jersey and a Legislative Director for a State of New Jersey Assembly member.  She has Bachelor of Arts in Political Science and a Master of Public Administration from Rutgers University.

  2. Health Facility Survey and Field Operations

    Health Facility Survey and Field Operations

    Assistant Commissioner

    Health Facility Survey and Field Operations promotes quality health service delivery through the enforcement of state licensing regulations and Medicare certification standards. Survey inspections are conducted at nursing homes, assisted living residences, hospitals, ambulatory surgical centers, dialysis centers, home health agencies, physical therapy providers, portable x-ray suppliers, and a wide range of others. HFS&FO also investigates and resolves complaints regarding health care facilities. We operate a 24-hour Complaint Hot Line, at 800-792-9770, to handle consumer complaints and facility emergencies 7 days per week.

  3. Certificate of Need and Licensing

    Certificate of Need and Licensing

    Assistant Commissioner

    Certificate of Need and Licensing protects the health and well-being of consumers, patients, and residents of health care facilities by requiring health care facilities to comply with State standards for licensure.  CN&L analyzes and implements various health care facility reform initiatives requiring extensive regulatory development and maintains statewide health care facility licensure. CN&L licenses nursing home administrators, certifies assisted living administrators and nurse aides, administers the Ambulatory Assessment Program, and enforces penalties against health care facilities that violate license standards.

  4. Health Care Financing

    Health Care Financing

    Robin C. Ford
    Executive Director

    Health Care Financing monitors hospital fiscal performance through financial reporting requirements, including annual hospital cost reports and audited financial statements, as well as quarterly utilization reports. It also administers the New Jersey Hospital Care Payment Assistance Program (Charity Care) for people who are uninsured and underinsured, and oversees the hospital charity care subsidy.

Last Reviewed: 3/8/2018