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Reports possible soon on some mental health fraud

October 24, 2013 • State News

SANTA FE, N.M. (AP) — Attorney General Gary King said Thursday his office may soon finish investigations into fraud allegations against some behavioral health providers shut off from Medicaid payments by Gov. Susana Martinez’s administration.

King told the Legislative Finance Committee that he hoped to issue reports before the end of this year on some of the 14 nonprofit organizations that in late June were suspended from receiving Medicaid reimbursement for mental health and substance abuse services. He cautioned lawmakers that it could take longer, however.

The Human Services Department referred allegations of fraud, mismanagement and overbilling to King’s office for investigation. Details of the allegations have not been publicly released.

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