New Jersey state shutdown hits pharmacies

July 10, 2006

The New Jersey budget impasse that shut down non-essential government services has hit pharmacies. All claims for Medicaid and PAAD scripts filled up to and including June 30 will be paid, but claims after that date will not be reimbursed until a new budget is adopted.

New Jersey state shutdown hits pharmacies

Although the New Jersey budget impasse that shut down non-essential government services has been ended, pharmacies filing Medicaid and PAAD claims after June 30 will not be paid until the new budget is adopted. Members of Garden State Pharmacy Owners are worried that they might have to take out loans to pay their own bills, according to executive director Stephen Brandt, R.Ph. Coming on the heels of lower and slower Medicare Part D payments, pharmacies can’t afford another hit, he said.

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