The Division of Medical Assistance and Health Services (DMAHS) administers Medicaid’s state-and federally- funded NJ FamilyCare programs for certain groups of low- to moderate- income adults and children. Through these programs, DMAHS serves approximately 1.7 million. or nearly 20%, of New Jersey’s residents.
Specifically, NJ FamilyCare provides health coverage to children, pregnant women, parents/caretaker relatives, single adults, childless couples, the aged, blind, disabled, and individuals qualified for long-term care services. NJ FamilyCare’s comprehensive health coverage program provides a wide-range of services including: doctor visits, hospital services, prescriptions, tests, vision care, mental health care, dental, nursing home care and other healthcare services, depending on the person’s eligibility category.
Most NJ FamilyCare beneficiaries are enrolled in managed care. With managed care, a health plan (also known as an HMO) coordinates an individual’s health care needs.
Division Budget: $17 billion (state funds and federal funds)
Division Director: Valerie J. Harr
Number of Division Staff: Approximately 500