NJ Court Sides With State In Health Benefits Denial Case

Law360, New York (June 13, 2012, 6:08 PM EDT) -- In an important decision for state-administered medical assistance programs, a New Jersey appeals court ruled Wednesday that parents and caretakers who lost eligibility for Medicaid-related benefits were correctly deemed new applicants under the State Children's Health Insurance Program, which has barred such new enrollees.

The appellants contended that they should have been automatically transferred into SCHIP after the state terminated their benefits under the Aid to Families with Dependent Children-related Medicaid program for income reasons. Both programs are under the NJ FamilyCare umbrella.

But the Appellate...
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