Tag: Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services (CMS)

Human Services Employee Distributed Medicaid Funds To Friends, Family Outside The USA

CHARLOTTE AMALIE — Virgin Islands Attorney General Denise George today announced the arrest of Department of Human Services employee Edith Brathwaite of St. Thomas. Brathwaite was arrested by the Medicaid Fraud Control Unit (MFCU) of the Virgin Islands Department of Justice (VIDOJ) for allegedly defrauding the Virgin Islands Medicaid program, according to Attorney General George. […]

Former V.I. Human Services Employee Charged With Embezzlement, Medicaid Fraud: VIDOJ

FREDERIKSTED — A former Medicaid eligibility supervisor for the Virgin Islands Human Services Department was charged Friday with lying on government forms to obtain Medicaid benefits that she was not eligible to receive, according to a warrant for her arrest. Kathleen M. Gussie was charged with embezzlement by a public or private officer, embezzlement or […]

Federal Judge: ‘Discriminatory’ To Deny Puerto Rico Access To U.S. Food Stamp, Medicare Aid

SAN JUAN — A federal judge on Monday ruled that it is unconstitutional to deny Puerto Ricans living in the U.S. commonwealth access to three federal welfare programs in a major decision cheered by many. However, the judge also granted a two-month administrative stay of the injunction at the federal government’s request, which means the […]

Human Services Extends MAP/MEDICAID Benefits To Members and Providers

CHARLOTTE AMALIE — The Department of Human Services (DHS) said it “is working around the clock with their federal partners to ensure that Virgin Islanders have access to all provisions that will be of help during this crisis.” “DHS staff members are implementing changes in record time and working to ensure that the various programs […]

CMS Offers Special Insurance Enrollment Opportunities for Virgin islands, Puerto Rico

[ad name=”HTML-68″] [wpedon id=”23995″ align=”left”] BALTIMORE — The Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services is extending special open enrollment periods for the people of the Virgin Islands and Puerto Rico and who were adversely affected by the catastrophic 2017 hurricanes so individuals and families who were impacted can access health coverage on the Exchange. They will […]