NJ Department of Human Services Update

June 2, 2022 | 11:15 am – 12:30 pm Concurrent Block F

F-4  NJ Department of Human Services Update

CE Credits:  NAB

Medicaid managed care, policies related to aging services, and Medicaid eligibility will be areas of focus for this important session. Join representatives from the Department of Human Services to stay up to date with key issues that impact nursing homes, assisted living and home and community based services providers.

Speakers:

Elizabeth Brennan

Bio: Elizabeth Brennan is an Assistant Division Director within the NJ Division of Aging Services. Areas of oversight include clinical eligibility for Medicaid programs including MLTSS and Program of All Inclusive Care for the Elderly (PACE), PACE program expansion and oversight, as well as the Nursing Facility Quality Incentive Program (NF QIPP) which is a collaborative effort with the Division of Medical Assistance and Health Services and Department of Health to improve the overall quality of care in long term care facilities.

Jennifer Langer Jacobs

Bio: As Assistant Commissioner for the Division of Medical Assistance and Health Services in New Jersey’s Department of Human Services, Jennifer Langer Jacobs leads New Jersey’s Medicaid program and the Children’s Health Insurance Program, which together are known as NJ FamilyCare. Jenn is passionate about making government programs work the best way possible for the people they serve. Before leading the largest long-term care plan in Florida, she spent eleven years in leadership at Amerigroup New Jersey, most recently as Chief Operating Officer. Earlier in her career, Jenn worked in the New Jersey Senate Majority Office on a range of legislative initiatives and taught fifth grade in Jersey City.  She graduated summa cum laude from the honors college at Penn State and holds a master’s degree in urban policy and planning from the Massachusetts Institute of Technology.