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Mainstreaming Medical Care

The Arc of New Jersey's Mainstreaming Medical Care Program promotes quality health care for people with developmental disabilities throughout New Jersey. Click here for the program brochure.

  • New Jersey Launches NJ ABLE Accounts to Help Individuals with Disabilities Save for Expenses.  Human Services Commissioner Johnson Unveils Tax-Free Savings Accounts for Individuals with Disabilities.  Click here for more
  • Need to find a physician that makes home visits? American Academy of Home Care Medicine has a listing of participating primary care physicians who make home visits! Locate a Provider  *Please note, while these doctors do home visits, their experience with persons with I/DD is not known
  • New Medicare cards will be mailed to all Medicare beneficiaries, starting in April 2018 - Everything You Need To Know About The NEW MEDICARE CARDS (But Beware Of Scams)
  • "Non-DAC" Fact Sheet - DDD services for some persons who are not Medicaid eligible. How does “Non-DAC” status allow some students with intellectual and developmental disabilities (I/DD), who are not eligible for Medicaid, to receive DDD services? This fact sheet was written for parents, educators, and other professionals who interact with students with I/DD.
  • 2018 Flu Season - UPDATE On January 12, 2018, officials at the Federal Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) provided an update on the current severe flu season. Read full article
  • Accessing DDD Services at age 21-  2017 Fact Sheet This fact sheet will help you with the steps to follow when requesting access to certain services from DDD at age 21 and before leaving school.  
  • How to continue a parent's private health insurance when a child with I/DD is approaching age 26 - Fact Sheet
  • Obamacare Is Still Here So It’s Time For Coverage Checkup - Kaiser Health News: Enrollment News To Bank On: View Article
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29th Annual Conference on Medical Care for Persons with Intellectual & Developmental Disabilities June 1, 2018

The Arc of New Jersey dedicate this years Annual Conference on Medical Care to the memory of Ellen Boyle, whose journey was marked not only by myriad challenges, but by poignant moments of love and connection. View Tribute

On June 1, The Arc of New Jersey's Mainstreaming Medical Care Program hosted its 29th Annual Conference at the Westin Princeton Hotel. The day-long conference began with opening remarks from The Arc of New Jersey President, Joanne Bergin; Executive Director, Thomas Baffuto; Chair of the Mainstreaming Medical Care Advisory Board, Leone Murphy; and Director of the Mainstreaming Medical Care Program, Beverly Roberts. Carole Johnson, Commissioner of New Jersey's Department of Human Services, started the morning Plenary Session emphasizing the significance of helping families and staff understand how to access health care services for individuals with I/DD.  Matthew Holder, Chief Executive Officer at Lee Specialty Clinic in Louisville KY, followed with a very resourceful keynote presentation addressing the healthcare crisis that individuals with I/DD encounter.

The 29th Annual Conference also featured five morning and five afternoon workshops that focused on a variety of timely, highly-informative medical, dental, and behavioral health care issues that are important to the developmental disability community. We would like to thank all conference attendees and exhibitors, as well as the generous support from the sponsors.


Frequently Requested Fact Sheets & Forms

Below are categories with helpful resources and information made available by the Mainstreaming Medical Care Program at The Arc of New Jersey.  Please click on the links below to access your page of interest. 

  • Our conference focuses on providing current, up-to-date healthcare information on individuals with intellectual and developmental disabilities.

  • Family Crisis Handbook, Emergency Quick Reference Guide

  • Individuals who have both Medicaid & Medicare, see ​our​ brand new frequently asked questions (FAQs) on dual eligibles with I/DD - persons who receive both Medicaid and Medicare. Our FAQs are separated into three sections; general Information, Prescription medications and special needs plans (D-SNPs), 2018 Medicare Part D Changes for Dual Eligibles Webinar

  • Dual Eligibles FAQ Fact Sheets, Accessing DDD Services at 21 Fact Sheet, Medicaid Eligibility Form, Medicaid Problem Form, DAC Flyer, Healthmeet Flu Flyer, SSI & Continues Medicaid Eligibility Flyer

  • Public health related promotions and newsarticles

  • Review current and past newsletters

  • Let's Talk About Health, a comprehensive & educational program with materials that address health care issues of people with developmental disabilities including Cancer screening information, Diabetes material and order form for the CD or booklet and The Arc of NJ's Women's Health Project.

  • Medicaid Eligibility Form, Medicaid Problem Form, clarification on the PPP program and a parent/guardian being employed to provide the PPP services, Information on NJ Medicaid, Applying for ​ABD ​​Medicaid as a Disabled Adult Child (DAC), Medicaid-Covered Transportation More Than 20 Miles from Home, Medicaid Coverage for "Thick It"

  • Medicare's Quality Care Finder, 2018 Medicare Part D Changes for Dual Eligibles Webinar, Medicare Part D Drug Plan for Dual Eligibles, Medicare Part D Stand-Alone Prescription Drug Plans in New Jersey

  • Medicaid Eligibility Problem Form, Medicaid Problem Form, Adult Personal Health Record form, English & Spanish, Diabetes Booklet and/or Educational Film, Women's Health Project DVD or workbook

  • Fact Sheets, Understanding Supplemental Security Income (SSI) Reporting Responsibilities, Applying for SSI & Medicaid, SSA 2017 Fact Sheets, SSI 2017 NJ Payment Rate Chart, and more.

  • Access current and archived webinars


Healthy Times Winter 2017/2018

Inside this edition: Flu Season-Information for 2017/2018, ABLE Accounts, Dual Eligibles: Persons with I/DD Who have Both Medicaid and Medicare, 2018 Medicare Part D Prescription Changes for Persons Who Have Both Medicare and Medicaid, What is POLST and how can it be helpful for individuals with I/DD who are close to the end-of-life?, New Medicare Cards for 2018, Guidebook on Alzheimer's Disease and Down Syndrome, Save the date - June 1, 2018, 29th Annual Conference on Medical Care for Individuals with I/DD, Archived Webinars

Click here for previous Healthy Times editions


Beverly Roberts, Director
732-246-2567
Broberts@arcnj.org

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