New Jersey’s Division of Medical Assistance issued a notice on April 23, 2020, invoking a federal law which lets it delay the processing of Medicaid appeals. This is very important. Normally, the Federal Government requires New Jersey to process Medicaid appeals in a set period of time in order for New Jersey to keep its government funding. On April 23rd, the Division of Medical Assistance, the agency which oversees Medicaid in New Jersey, issued a notice that it is delaying the scheduling of hearings regarding Medicaid. This is a big problem for families who have had a Medicaid application denied. If they didn’t have Medicaid already, they now have to wait for an indefinite period of time before they can have a Judge rule on the denial. If they did have Medicaid, and they appeal in a very short period of time, they may be able to keep their Medicaid coverage during the emergency. If your family member had an application for Medicaid denied, and you have not yet had a hearing before a Judge and received the Judge’s decision, contact Fredrick P. Niemann, Esq. toll-free at (855) 376-5291 or email him at firstname.lastname@example.org for information about prosecuting your appeal during the COVID-19 outbreak.
Written by Nicole C. Tomlin, Esq. of Hanlon Niemann & Wright