Archive for Tag: Medicaid

Assembly passes Dancer bill clarifying military Medicaid eligibility for dependents

TRENTON, N.J. – A bill that would require the Division of Medical Assistance and Health Services to accept permanent change of station orders to establish residency for military dependents passed the General Assembly Thursday. Assemblyman Ron Dancer’s bill (S875/A2256) codifies existing regulations that require residency be established so special needs...

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Nursing home residents would see personal allowance increase under Dancer bill

TRENTON, N.J. – A bill sponsored by Assemblyman Ron Dancer would increase the monthly personal needs allowance for residents of nursing homes, state- and county-operated psychiatric hospitals, and state-run developmental centers. It was released from the Assembly Human Services Committee Thursday. Dancer’s bill (A3035) would increase that allowance for Medicaid...

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DeCroce bill tackling Medicaid costs, prescription prices signed into law

TRENTON, N.J. – Pharmacy benefit managers working within the Medicaid program are required to disclose certain financial information to the N.J. Department of Human Services under legislation the governor signed into law today.  Assemblywoman BettyLou DeCroce, who sponsored the bill (A1259/S249), said greater financial transparency is needed to lower...

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DeCroce bill tackling Medicaid costs, prescription prices advances to governor’s desk

TRENTON, N.J. – Pharmacy benefit managers working within the Medicaid program may soon be required to disclose certain financial information to the N.J. Department of Human Services under a bill advanced to the governor’s desk Monday. The bill’s sponsor, Assemblywoman BettyLou DeCroce, says greater financial transparency is needed to...

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DeCroce bill tackling Medicaid costs, prescription prices clears committee

TRENTON, N.J. – Greater financial transparency is needed to lower Medicaid costs for taxpayers and prescription drug prices for beneficiaries, says Assemblywoman BettyLou DeCroce. A bill she sponsors requiring pharmacy benefit managers working within the Medicaid program to disclose certain financial information to the N.J. Department of Human Services...

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Peterson legislation protecting taxpayer funded Covid-19 health services advanced by Assembly

TRENTON, N.J. – Public funds dedicated to counties for Covid-19 testing, diagnosis and treatment would be preserved for those in greatest need under a bill sponsored by Assemblyman Erik Peterson and advanced by the Assembly Financial Institutions and Insurance Committee today. The bill (A5215) allows counties to access state...

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Horizon’s payoff to the state should be dedicated to affordable health care, says Wirths

TRENTON, N.J. – Assemblyman Hal Wirths questioned why the $600 million going to the state in the Horizon bill (A5119) is not being used to lower costs for customers. “If Horizon is a nonprofit and has that much money leftover in the first place, premiums and rates should be...

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