ROXBURY — A Roxbury pharmacy has agreed to pay $309,000 over its failure to disclose a managing employee’s suspension from the New York State Medicaid program due to a criminal conviction, authorities said.
Valley Pharmacy, in the Succasunna section of the township, and its owner paid $300,000 to the Medicaid program along with $9,000 in interest after Medicaid Fraud Division investigators with the New Jersey Office of the State Comptroller found the pharmacy failed to disclose adverse information in its Medicaid application, the Office of the State Comptroller said in a news release.
Investigators found a managing employee of the pharmacy had been suspended from the New York State Medicaid program following a criminal conviction related to the Medicaid program, and that the Valley Pharmacy failed to disclose this information when it sought to enter the New Jersey program, the comptroller’s office said.
The comptroller’s office didn’t identify the managing employee or the charge for which this employee was convicted.
“Accurate and full disclosure is required to participate in the Medicaid program, for good reason,” State Comptroller Philip James Degnan said. “We screen applicants to ensure the integrity of the Medicaid program and to flag potential issues as early as possible.”
Suspected Medicaid waste, fraud or abuse can be reported to the Medicaid Fraud Division by calling its toll-free hotline at 888-937-2835 or by submitting an online complaint form.