Roxbury– A Roxbury drug store has consented to pay $309,000 over its failure to divulge a handling staff member’s suspension from the New York State Medicaid program due to a criminal conviction, authorities stated.

Valley Pharmacy, in the Succasunna area of the municipality, and its owner paid $300,000 to the Medicaid hotline program together with $9,000 in interest after Medicaid Fraud Division private investigators with the New Jersey Office of the State Comptroller discovered the drug store cannot reveal unfavourable details in its Medicaid application, the Office of the State Comptroller stated in a press release.

Private investigators discovered a handling worker of the drug store had been suspended from the New York State Medicaid program following a criminal conviction associated with the Medicaid program, which the Valley Pharmacy cannot divulge this detail when it looked for to get in the New Jersey program, the comptroller’s workplace stated.

The comptroller’s workplace didn’t determine the handling worker or the charge for which this worker was found guilty.

” Accurate and complete disclosure is needed to take part in the Medicaid program, for great factor,” State Comptroller Philip James Degnan stated. “We evaluate candidates to make sure the stability of the Medicaid program and to flag prospective problems as early as possible.”.