What is Public Partnerships, LLC (PPL)?
The New Jersey Department of Human Services (DHS) has contracted with Public Partnerships, LLC (PPL) to act as the new Fiscal Intermediary (FI) for the Division of Developmental Disabilities (DDD), Division of Disability Services (DDS), and Division of Aging Services (DoAS).
What are the responsibilities of the FI?
Responsibilities include, but are not limited to, the following:
(Source: DDD’s Supports Program Policies & Procedures Manual, page 57)
A Message from the NJ Department of Human Services Commissioner
Since joining the Department of Human Services in January, I have heard concerns from individuals, families, and advocates about the transition from Easterseals NJ to the new fiscal intermediary, Public Partnerships.
We have heard your concern – and the Department will make enrollment with Public Partnerships voluntary during the fiscal year that begins on July 1. Individuals who are self-directing their services may remain with Easterseals NJ or choose to enroll with Public Partnerships. We will continue to explore options to improve these services to best meet the needs of individuals in this program and their caregivers, and will provide additional updates soon.
While you await further updates, if you are enrolled with Easterseals NJ for self-direction and wish to remain enrolled with Easterseals NJ, no action is required and your services and budget will not change.
If you wish to enroll with Public Partnerships, you may contact your Support Coordinator/ Case Manager or the Division of Developmental Disabilities’ Fee-for-Service Helpdesk at DDD.FeeForService@dhs.state.nj.us.
On Saturday, September 16, 2017, at the Statewide Family Support Planning Council meeting, DDD’s Fiscal Intermediary for Self-Directed Services, Public Partnerships, LLC (PPL) gave a presentation to address challenges families have experienced in program enrollment and self-directed employee payments. The intent of the presentation was to mitigate any obstacles families are experiencing. With permission, we have posted the presentation slides.