The Latest News

  • July 25th, 2019

    Executive Moves: DAK Group, Housing and Community Development Network of N.J. and more

    In an article by ROI NJ, they discuss the future of healthcare and how CarePlus NJ  and others plan to improve it’s services and access to care. CarePlus NJ, a pioneer in primary and behavioral health care services, has named Dr. Daniel Finch the Vice President of population health strategies and director of psychiatric urgent […]

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  • July 25th, 2019

    2019 NJBIZ Health Care Heroes finalists

      The NJBIZ Health Care Hero awards honor individuals, and organizations, making a positive impact on the condition of health care in the state. Congratulations to Tara Augustine, Chief Executive Officer for the Paradigm Therapeutic Day School for being a 2019 Health Care Hero Finalist. Read more on this here: https://njbiz.com/meet-years-njbiz-health-care-heroes-nominees/

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  • July 25th, 2019

    What Are the Signs of Mental Illness in Children?

    In an article by Metro Kids, they cover the signs of Mental Illness that Parents should be watching for in their children.  It is important for parents to understand the difference in their child’s behavior. “The fact is one in five children in this country have a mental-health issue, says Jaime Arlia, Associate Vice President […]

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  • July 25th, 2019

    Should behavioral health patients be able to get treatment in primary care settings?

    In an article by ROI NJ, they discuss if  behavioral health patients should be able to get treatment in primary care settings? The Department of Health Commissioner, Shereek Elnahal anticipates that healthcare providers can better serve behavioral and substance abuse patients in the same clinical setting after issuing direction on the topic in late March. […]

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  • July 25th, 2019

    OP-ED: CONGRESS MUST SAVE PROGRAMS THAT EASE ACCESS TO INTEGRATED CARE

    In an article by NJ Spotlight, it covers the status of CCBHC’s funding regarding the extensions for the program which the deadline was set for the end of June 2019. Unless Congress acts quickly, funding for Community Based Behavioral Health and Addiction Services will end, limiting the access to care for thousands of individuals in […]

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  • July 25th, 2019

    Medicaid removes prior authorization requirements for opioid addiction treatment medication

    In an article by NJBIZ , they discuss the new Medicaid requirements for Medical Assisted Treatment.  NJ Human Service Commissioner Carole Johnson, announces that Medicaid plans will no longer require patients to wait for permission to medication assisted treatment for opioid addiction. This lift has increased access to care for Medicaid patients looking for treatment. […]

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  • June 6th, 2019

    New Transportation Fund Launched

    At the 21st Annual Courage Awards Gala on June 4, 2019, the CarePlus Foundation launched the “Transportation Fund” to help to remove a major obstacle to care. CarePlus considers “Access to Social Supports and Services” to be the fourth pillar of Integrated Behavioral Health Care. The CarePlus Foundation has had grant allocations that address the […]

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  • April 18th, 2019

    CarePlus Taking Referrals for Outpatient Detox Program

    As part of the Certified Community Behavioral Health Clinic continuum of care, CarePlus has debuted the Outpatient Detox Program, also known as Ambulatory Withdrawal Management. NJBIZ shared the news to the public in an article titled “CarePlus expands outpatient addiction services”: The service line will be led by Ellery Tarife, an advanced practice nurse. The […]

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  • March 28th, 2019

    CarePlus Expands Residential Program, Meets Major Need

    The New Jersey Division of Mental Health and Addiction Services approved the request from CarePlus to open at new Level A+ home, filling a gap in care for adults with serious mental illness. Anthony Vecchione from NJBIZ covers the topic in an article titled “CarePlus receives A+ approval to expand residential housing program”: Sampath said […]

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  • March 18th, 2019

    Masciandaro and Augustine Speak on Funding Behavioral Health Services

    Joe Masciandaro, CEO/President at CarePlus, and Tara Augustine, COO at CarePlus, were interviewed by Anjalee Khemlani of ROI-NJ on the topic of funding and expanding integrated primary and behavioral health services. Their thoughts and expertise are shared in the article, titled “Treatment of behavioral health is booming, but payments are not, CarePlus NJ CEO says”. […]

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