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Alerts and advisories

Following are important messages, documents, and announcements from PerformCare to providers within the New Jersey Children's System of Care (CSOC).

November 15, 2017

Provider Advisory: CYBER Face Sheet Redesign, December 2017

PerformCare and the New Jersey Children’s System of Care are pleased to announce that there will be a redesign of the CYBER Face Sheet in late December 2017.

This update will feature a new look for the Face Sheet, which includes a youth-specific dashboard and enhanced functionality that will improve how we collect and view information for the youth we serve. The changes to the Face Sheet will impact all CYBER users in the New Jersey Children’s System of Care.

Information about training sessions for the updated Face Sheet will be emailed to providers soon.  PerformCare will continue to communicate regularly about the Face Sheet redesign, and any impact it may have on providers leading up to the scheduled release date.

October 11, 2016

Provider Advisory: CANS Update on December 1, 2016

On December 1, 2016, PerformCare and the New Jersey Children’s System of Care will implement a major update in CYBER for CANS — The Child and Adolescent Needs and Strengths. 
The CANS CYBER update is across the entire System of Care platform and will have major impacts on the following provider groups:

  • Care Management Organizations (CMO).
  • Mobile Response and Stabilization Services (MRSS).
  • Intensive In-Community (IIC).
  • Out-of-Home (OOH).
  • Substance Use (SU) providers.

Family Support Organizations (FSO), Family Support Services (FSS), Intensive In-Home (IIH), Individual Support Services (ISS), Partial Hospital (PHP), Children's Crisis Intervention Services (CCIS), Multi-Systemic Therapy (MST), and Functional Family Therapy (FFT) providers will have minimal-to-no impacts.

The CANS update will feature the following:

  • The Strengths and Needs Assessment (SNA), BioPsychoSocial (BPS) Assessment and the Crisis Assessment Tool (CAT) will be revised to reflect the content changes in the new CANS providing more descriptive questions and answers. They will also contain a newly designed format, employing drop down selections providing for easier navigation, along with new and revised modules.
  • The Out of Home (OOH) Assessment and Needs Assessment (NA) will have updated question and answer content changes based on the CANS. The new and existing modules in these assessments will be changed to the new drop down selection format.
  • Improved print functionality.
  • Outcomes reports will be updated to reflect the changes to the assessments; this will include Transformational Collaborative Outcomes Management (TCOM) standards and longitudinal reporting.

Information about training sessions for the updated CANS functionality will be emailed from PerformCare between mid-October and early November to CMO, MRSS, IIC, OOH, and SU providers.  Please note: training sessions will be in-person and off-site.

PerformCare will continue to communicate regularly with providers about CANS leading up to the December 1 launch date.

August 1, 2016

CSOC has introduced a Care Management Organization (CMO) Annual Review process. The review process will be required for all youth engaged with CMOs effective August 1, 2016.

This process will occur in the context of a Child/Family Team (CFT) held near the youth’s CMO enrollment anniversary date.

CSOC developed instructions for this CMO Annual Review and Documentation Process that outline the process and documentation requirements. The outcome of this annual review must be documented in CYBER using the new progress note type: C/F Team Annual Review.

July 01, 2016
Family Support Services Provider advisory on billing changes effective July 1, 2016 (PDF)

March 28, 2016
The New Jersey Children's System of Care (CSOC) is currently enrolling new agencies, medical and mental health practices, and individuals seeking to become enrolled by Medicaid as providers of Intensive In-Community (IIC) mental health rehabilitative services for children, youth and young adults. CSOC encourages providers with particular specializations and out-of-home treatment providers to apply to strengthen our community-based services. To seek additional information regarding the application process, please visit the CSOC Providers webpage.

October 5, 2015

October 1, 2015
On October 1, 2015, ICD-10-CM for diagnosis coding and ICD-10-PCS for inpatient procedure coding was implemented. The new coding impacts claims submitted to the New Jersey Division of Medical Assistance and Health Services DMAHS for health care services provided to Medicaid/NJ FamilyCare NJFC beneficiaries. The following resources provide background on the changes: