Medicaid fraud amnesty program in wake of Lakewood arrests starts Tuesday

A 90-day state pilot program that allows Ocean County residents who either purposely or inadvertently received unwarranted Medicaid benefits a chance to withdraw from the program and avoid criminal prosecution starts on Tuesday. 

The program, launched by the Office of the State Comptroller, comes in the wake of 26 arrests in Lakewood on fraud charges.

In all, those residents who were mostly arrested in a series of FBI raids in late June, wrongfully collected more than $2 million in public-assistance benefits, authorities said.

The residents who participate in State Comptroller Philip Degnan’s program, dubbed the “Ocean County Recipient Voluntary Disclosure Program,” will …read more

Source: Ocean

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