The Latest News

  • July 5th, 2019

    The biggest contributor to stigma is a lack of education about the nature of mental illnesses

    ROI-NJ shared an article as part of the Mental Health Champions series: “The biggest contributor to stigma is a lack of education about the nature of mental illnesses.” featuring CarePlus President/CEO Joe Masciandaro: “The biggest contributor to stigma is a lack of education about the nature of mental illnesses. Often, there are not physiological signs […]

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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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  • May 23rd, 2019

    CarePlus Welcomes Daniel Finch, MD as VP of Population Health Strategies

    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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  • May 6th, 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:

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  • May 5th, 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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  • 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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  • April 12th, 2019


    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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  • April 2nd, 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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  • 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 20th, 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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