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Blueprint for Healthy Aging in New Jersey
A comprehensive guide for local governments and leaders of health and aging service organizations interested in effective, low-cost senior wellness programs.

Culturally Sensitive Approaches to Outreach: A Guide for the Aging Services Network [pdf 131]
This guide has tips for effective outreach to multicultural clients and communities.

New: Nursing Home PCR Registration: Contact Information (2.8.2023)
Email us at for all inquiries, NF Portal registration submissions, and support requests. 

DoAS - NF Portal & LTC2 Processing
In July 2022, DoAS implemented a web-based NF portal to enable Medicaid certified NFs and SCNFs to electronically submit the LTC-2, Notification From Nursing Facility forms and documentation to the Office of Community Choice Options (OCCO).
NEW: DoAS Policy Guidance (effective 11/15/2022)
Introduction to the Nursing Facility Web Based Portal
This presentation provides a NF Portal overview and discusses the registration process.
Required forms for NF Portal Registration and Provider Profile Updates
NF Portal Registration - Contact Information
Email us at for all inquires, NF Portal registration submissions, and support requests.
LTC-2 Processing inquiries, contact respective OCCO: 
County coverage area: Bergen, Essex, Hudson, Hunterdon, Middlesex, Morris, Passaic, Somerset, Sussex, Union, Warren 
County coverage area: Atlantic, Burlington, Camden, Cape May, Cumberland, Gloucester, Mercer, Monmouth, Ocean, Salem
NF Portal User Training - Phase I Implementation (Training date June 24, 2022) 
This training provides a comprehensive review of the phase I implementation of the various LTC-2 requests initiated within the NF Portal. All new NF Portal users are encouraged to review the below recording and related training documents in preparation for their NF Portal user experience.


DoAS Program Statistics

HealthEASE Listserv
We periodically send out an electronic newsletter with a focus on health promotion/disease prevention for older adults. It includes national observances, state and local resources, conference and workshop notices, news and the latest research of aging issues. If you would like to sign up and/or have news you wish to share, click here.

Hospital EARC Certification 2022 Training Materials

The NJ Hospital EARC process is utilized for individuals admitted to an acute care hospital or LTAC hospital setting, seeking NF discharge and who meet identified target population with an expectation of billing NJ Medicaid for all or part of their stay.  Hospital discharge planners seeking to conduct the EARC process must obtain an EARC Certification.

  • EARC Portal Support and EARC Processing Issues
    • EARC Portal Registration and Support Issues:  Hospital EARC Screeners requiring EARC Portal access or are in need of Portal support must outreach
    • EARC Process and Navigation Issues:  Outreach to the respective is requested to address any EARC process or navigation needs:
      • Northern Regional Office of Community Choice Options (NRO OCCO): Counties: Bergen, Essex, Hudson, Hunterdon, Middlesex, Morris, Passaic, Somerset, Sussex, Union and Warren. Phone: (732) 777-4650
      • Southern Regional Office of Community Choice Options (SRO OCCO): Counties: Atlantic, Burlington, Camden, Cape May, Cumberland, Gloucester, Mercer, Monmouth, Ocean and Salem. Phone: (609)704-6050

Independence, Dignity and Choice in Long-Term Care 2010 Annual Report (11/17/10)

Independence, Dignity and Choice Annual Report (7/01/09) [pdf 70k]

Independence, Dignity and Choice Annual Report (1/01/08) [pdf 992k]

Independence, Dignity and Choice Report - (6/21/06-10/1/07) [pdf 992k]

LTCO and OCCO Contact List

Managed Long-Term Services & Supports (MLTSS)
GO is now Managed Long-Term Services and Supports (MLTSS). MLTSS uses a managed care approach for the delivery of publically-funded Medicaid long-term care services. MLTSS is designed to expand home and community-based services, promote community inclusion and ensure quality and efficiency.

New Jersey Alzheimer's Disease Study Commission
The commission issued its report in August 2016.

New Jersey State Strategic Plan on Aging, 2021-25
This U.S. Administration on Aging approved plan establishes priorities for meeting the needs of New Jersey's older adults.

Pharmacy & Other Medicaid Provider Information from DXC Technology

Pharmacy Notice on Covid-19
This important Medicaid Alert outlines refill policy changes in response to the coronavirus outbreak.  In addition to Medicaid, it affects PAAD, Senior Gold and the AIDS Drug Distribution Program.

Policy Memorandums & Program Instructions
DoAS policies for aging network administrators and staff reference and use.

Project Healthy Bones Resources
These materials are for lead coordinators and peer leaders.

Rate Setting

NEW: NJ NF Rates Cost Report Webinar

NEW: Nursing Facility Rate-Setting Rebase Town Hall Presentation

Nursing Facility Quality Incentive Payment Program (NF QIPP)

 NF QIPP Presentation

Nursing Home Rates for FFS Residents
This reflects the daily rate paid to licensed long-term care facilities for each Medicaid-enrolled individual they serve by Fiscal Year.

Senior Nutrition Programs: Promising Practices for Diverse Populations

This directory showcases select nutrition programs from around the country that have launched innovative and creative strategies to increase participation by seniors of diverse populations.

Side-by-Side Comparison of LTSS and Selected Benefit Programs
This chart details the services offered and eligibility requirements of the Medicaid-supported programs Managed Long-Term Services and Supports (MLTSS) and Program of All-inclusive Care for the Elderly (PACE), four state-funded home and community-based service programs, and senior benefit programs like PAAD and Senior Gold.

Take Control of Your Health Workshop Resources
These materials are for master trainers and peer leaders.

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