2023 New Mexico Statutes
Chapter 27 - Public Assistance
Article 14 - Medicaid False Claims Act
Section 27-14-3 - Definitions.

Universal Citation: NM Stat § 27-14-3 (2023)

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 [health care authority department];

C. "medicaid" means the federal-state program administered by the human services department [health care authority 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.

ANNOTATIONS

Bracketed material. — The bracketed material was inserted by the compiler and is not part of the law. Laws 2023, ch. 205, § 16 provided that references to the human services department shall be deemed to be references to the health care authority department.

Effective dates. — Laws 2004, ch. 49 contained no effective date provision, but, pursuant to N.M. Const., art. IV, § 23, was effective May 19, 2004, 90 days after adjournment of the legislature.

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