2017 New Mexico Statutes
Chapter 27 - Public Assistance
Article 14 - Medicaid False Claims Act
Section 27-14-3 - Definitions.
As used in the Medicaid False Claims Act:
A. "claim" means a written or electronically submitted request for payment of health care services pursuant to the medicaid program;
B. "department" means the human services department;
C. "medicaid" means the federal-state program administered by the human services department pursuant to Title 19 or Title 21 of the federal Social Security Act;
D. "medicaid recipient" means an individual on whose behalf a person claims or receives a payment from the medicaid program, regardless of whether the individual was eligible for the medicaid program; and
E. "qui tam" means an action brought under a statute that allows a private person to sue for a recovery, part of which the state will receive.
History: Laws 2004, ch. 49, 3.