New Jersey Medicaid agencies are required by State and Federal law to process a Medicaid application for the aged within 45 days and within 90 days for the blind and disabled. Many providers in New Jersey are surprised by this fact. Why? Because it almost never happens.
New Jersey Medicaid agencies are notoriously delayed in processing Medicaid applications. Applications routinely sit untouched for months – sometimes over a year – before even being assigned to a caseworker. These delays aren’t just annoying red tape – they cause serious problems for the provider and the applicant, and can even place the applicant’s health and well-being at risk. The delays can result in permanent loss of Medicaid benefits for applicants who are not timely notified of impediments to eligibility and the opportunity to remove those barriers.
The failure of the New Jersey Medicaid agencies to act with reasonable promptness on applications means that you – the provider – are placed in the precarious position of providing room board, care and services to residents for months and even years without compensation and with no guarantee that you will eventually receive payment for your services. At BLG, we understand the threat that these delays pose to the health and stability of your facilities and we are poised to take action.
Our New Jersey attorneys have experience fighting against the inaction of the New Jersey Medicaid agencies and are teaming up with facilities to take a stand and hold New Jersey accountable. If you’d like to join us or get more information, click here.