N.J. Admin. Code § 10:49-14.2

Current through Register Vol. 54, No. 15, August 1, 2022
Section 10:49-14.2 - Sanctions-Special Status Program
(a) The "Special Status Program" either restricts the Medicaid or NJ FamilyCare beneficiary(s) listed on the HBID Card to a single provider, except in a medical emergency, or warns providers that the beneficiary's card has been used by an unauthorized person or persons, or for an unauthorized purpose. If a warning letter is issued to a beneficiary, a message will be included in the eligibility message on the REVS/MEVS/eMEVS system alerting the provider to ask the Medicaid or NJ FamilyCare beneficiary for additional identification or to take other appropriate action.
1. The restriction is issued to Medicaid or NJ FamilyCare beneficiaries determined to have misused, abused or overutilized their Medicaid or NJ FamilyCare benefits. Overutilization occurs when a beneficiary has utilized Medicaid or NJ FamilyCare services or items at a frequency or amount that is not medically necessary. Examples of misuse or abuse include, but are not limited to, medically harmful or inappropriate use of different drugs or provider services, obtaining or attempting to obtain early refills of prescriptions in violation of 10:51-1.19(a)5, at more than one pharmacy, and forgery or alteration of prescriptions. A determination that there has been misuse, abuse or overutilization of benefits obtained by use of an HBID Card shall create a presumption that the beneficiary listed on the HBID Card, or a person responsible for a minor listed on the HBID Card, was responsible for such actions. If this presumption is successfully rebutted by or on behalf of the Medicaid or NJ FamilyCare beneficiary, he or she shall not be enrolled in the Special Status Program.
i. A beneficiary shall be permitted to change the designated provider upon demonstration of good cause and the Division may grant the request.
ii. The Division may change the provider to which the beneficiary is restricted if a pattern of continued misuse, abuse or overutilization by the beneficiary is evident, or if it is determined that the provider has engaged in fraud or abuse, or if the Division determines that such a change is in the best interest of the beneficiary and/or the programs it administers in whole or part.
iii. The beneficiary may request a contested case hearing in the following situations:
(1) If the beneficiary objects to being included in the special status program;
(2) If the beneficiary requests a change and the request is denied;
(3) If the agency causes undue delay in responding to the beneficiary's request for change.
2. The warning letter is issued to Medicaid or NJ FamilyCare beneficiaries determined to have had their HBID Card used by an unauthorized person or persons, or for an unauthorized purpose. The purpose of the warning is to notify providers that the beneficiary's HBID Card has been used by an unauthorized person or persons, or for an unauthorized purpose. A message will be available on the REVS/MEVS/eMEVS system alerting the provider to ask the Medicaid or NJ FamilyCare beneficiary for additional identification or to take other appropriate action. A determination that an HBID Card has been used by an unauthorized person or for an unauthorized purpose shall create a presumption that the beneficiary listed on the HBID Card, or a person responsible for a minor listed on the HBID Card, was responsible for such actions. If this presumption is successfully rebutted by the beneficiary, the beneficiary shall not be issued a warning letter.

N.J. Admin. Code § 10:49-14.2

Amended by R.1997 d.354, effective 9/2/1997.
See: 29 N.J.R. 2512(a), 29 N.J.R. 3856(a).
Substituted reference to beneficiaries for references to recipients throughout.
Amended by R.1998 d.154, effective 2/27/1998 (operative March 1, 1998; to expire August 31, 1998).
See: 30 N.J.R. 1060(a).
In (a), inserted references to NJ KidCare and substituted references to Eligibility Identification Cards for references to Medicaid Eligibility Identification Cards throughout.
Adopted concurrent proposal, R.1998 d.487, effective 8/28/1998.
See: 30 N.J.R. 1060(a), 30 N.J.R. 3519(a).
Readopted the provisions of R.1998 d.154 without change.
Amended by R.2003 d.82, effective 2/18/2003.
See: 34 N.J.R. 2650(a), 35 N.J.R. 1118(a).
Rewrote (a)1.
Amended by R.2008 d.230, effective 8/4/2008.
See: 40 N.J.R. 984(a), 40 N.J.R. 4531(a).
In the introductory paragraph of (a), substituted "HBID" for "Eligibility Identification (EI)", "letter" for "card" and "included in the eligibility message on the REVS/MEVS/eMEVS system" for "printed on the card", and inserted "to a beneficiary"; in the introductory paragraph of (a)1, substituted "restriction" for "restrictive card", "HBID" for "(EI)" twice, the second occurrence of "beneficiary" for "beneficiaries", and ", or a person responsible for a minor listed on the HBID Card, was" for "were", and inserted "or on behalf of"; and in (a)2, substituted "letter" for "card" twice, "HBID" for "(EI)" four times, "available on the REVS/MEVS/eMEVS system" for "printed on the card", the second occurrence of "beneficiary" for "beneficiaries" and ", or a person responsible for a minor listed on the HBID Card, was" for "were".