Social Services Law

Seeking Reimbursement of Medicaid Benefits

Complying with the federal requirements

, New Jersey Law Journal

Medicaid is a program created by federal legislation, 42 U.S.C. 1396et seq ., to provide joint federal and state funding of medical care for individuals who cannot afford to pay their own medical costs. States which participate in the program must comply with federal requirements, one of which is that they seek reimbursement of paid Medicaid benefits in certain circumstances. See 1396a (a) (18) and (25), and 1396p.