New Jersey's delayed switch to Medicaid fee-for-service reimbursement system lauded by mental health care organizations

May 16, 2016

New Jersey delayed their switch to a Medicaid fee-for-service reimbursement system for mental health organizations, a sign the state is listening to the needs of organizations providing behavioral health to some of the state's poorest residents, according to the CEO of NewBridge, which treats approximately 8,500 patients. The CEO of the New Jersey Association of Mental Health and Addiction Agencies agrees it is a positive move. She cautions despite the switch, rates still have to allow payment of staff and expenses.