Medicaid Eligibility Is State's Call, NJ Appeals Court Rules

Law360, New York (April 16, 2013, 9:05 PM EDT) -- A New Jersey appeals court on Tuesday said a state court does not have the power to determine Medicaid eligibility, siding with New Jersey’s health services agency, which argued a state court judge’s ruling threatened to usurp its authority.

A three-judge panel on the Superior Court of New Jersey, Appellate Division reversed a portion of an order issued by a chancery court that said its authorization of withdrawals from a trust fund would not prevent the beneficiary from collecting Medicaid, after the state’s Division of Medical...
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