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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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  • 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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  • February 18th, 2019

    CarePlus Addresses Transportation Barriers with Uber Health

    With years of experience in offering care coordination and case management services, CarePlus has seen that transportation is one of the greatest barriers to care that people face. ROI-NJ shared an article on the innovative collaboration with Uber Health, titled “CarePlus NJ, Uber Health team up to ensure appointment transportation for patients”: CarePlus has teamed […]

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  • February 3rd, 2019

    CarePlus Partners with Bergen County Prosecutors Office to Address School Violence

    The Bergen County Prosecutor’s Office, in partnership with CarePlus, announced it has been awarded a grant over three years by the Department of Justice to support the expansion of the Safe Schools Task Force (SSTF) through the implementation of the Bergen County STOP School Violence Initiative. TAPinto Fair Lawn/Glen Rock published an article covering the […]

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  • November 12th, 2018

    Veteran Shares Story of Hope and Recovery

    Elsie Cruz is a US Navy Veteran, a member of the CarePlus Addiction Recovery team, as well as a case manager and Veteran Outreach Coordinator. In honor of Veteran’s Day, Rebecca Greene from TAPinto Fair Lawn/Glen Rock interviewed Cruz in an article entitled: “Veteran Uses Her PTSD To Support Other Veterans: A Story of Courage […]

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  • October 12th, 2018

    CCBHCs Demonstrate National Model of Integrated Care

    Joe Masciandaro, CEO/President at CarePlus, was interviewed by Lilo Stainton from NJ Spotlight for an article about Certified Community Behavioral Health Clinics (CCBHCs) entitled: “Extra Federal Funding Boosts Care for Vulnerable Patients in NJ”: The new dollars will allow CarePlus NJ, a CCBHC program in Bergen County, to open a new service hub at its […]

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  • October 1st, 2018

    CarePlus Opens Paradigm Therapeutic Day School for Students in Need of Emotional and Behavioral Support

    A Subsidiary of Care Plus NJ, Inc., Paradigm Therapeutic Day School brings evidence-based curriculum and clinical support to students in need of an emotionally supportive educational setting Care Plus NJ, Inc. (“CarePlus”) together with elected officials and community members came together today for a ribbon cutting ceremony to celebrate the opening of Paradigm Therapeutic Day […]

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