D-4: New Jersey Department of Human Services Update

NAB– 1.25  Credit Hours  | Wednesday, June 21st. 3:45 PM – 5:00 PM

Session Description:

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.

Learning Objectives:

Describe updates to Medicaid eligibility

Examine Managed Care Organization (MCO) practices

Describe payment reforms


Kaylee McGuire, MBA, CTRS

Deputy Commissioner for Aging and Disability Services, NJ Department of Human Services

Kaylee McGuire is the Deputy Commissioner for Aging and Disability Services overseeing the Division of Aging Services, the Division of Disability Services, the Division of Developmental Disabilities and supporting the New Jersey Council on Developmental Disabilities and the Office of the Public Guardian.

Before joining the Department, Kaylee served as a Senior Policy Advisor to Governor Phil Murphy, has experience working for the state legislature, and a clinical background working in inpatient rehabilitation, medical day care, and long-term care settings.

Lisa Asare, Deputy Commissioner of Health Services, NJ Department of Human Services

Lisa Asare is the Deputy Commissioner of Health Services, overseeing the Division of Medical Assistance and Health Services that administers NJ FamilyCare and the Division of Mental Health and Addiction Services, and leading the Department’s work on First Lady Murphy’s Nurture NJ maternal health initiative. Asare also supports the Catastrophic Illness in Children’s Relief Fund.

Asare previously worked as the Assistant Commissioner of the Division of Family Health Services at the New Jersey Department of Health, where she worked for more than 20 years. At Health, Asare oversaw units that provided extensive public health programs and services, including Maternal and Child Health, Special Child Health, Early Intervention Services, WIC Nutrition Services and the SNAP-ED Program. She retooled the Division’s approach to addressing black infant mortality and maternal mortality, contributed to the NurtureNJ strategic plan, addressed the social determinants of health by collaborating with sister state agencies and non-traditional partners, and leveraged additional state, federal, and philanthropic funding to address emerging issues and the COVID-19 pandemic. Her accomplishments included establishing the Colette Lamothe-Galette Community Health Worker Institute, and the Doula Learning Collaborative.