New Jersey is attempting a pilot program that will enable Ocean County homeowners who fraudulently got Medicaid to prevent prosecution if they’re prepared to pay what they owe plus an extra fine.
State comptroller Phil Degnan stated the current arrests of 26 Lakewood citizens for public help scams got him considering what type of program to provide.
” It’s readily available to anybody from Ocean County. A great deal of journalism and promotion has had to do with Lakewood. This is not a Lakewood focused program. Medicaid scams is an issue throughout the state so I have no need to think that there aren’t people beyond Lakewood that would have the ability to capitalize.”.
Those currently apprehended aren’t qualified for the program.
Degnan stated if candidates pay back Medicaid for the advantages they got while disqualified and pay an extra charge, their cases will not be described the county district attorney’s workplace.
” But we do recommend them that their settlement contracts will be described both New Jersey Taxation and the Social Security Administration for any extra actions that might be necessitated.”.
Degnan states if the pilot program is a success, it might be used in other counties.
” We’ll ensure that it’s worked and well run. And if we seem like there are other counties that may gain from this kind of program, we’ll definitely check out the possibility of rolling it out in another county or 2.”.