Human Services Department http://kunm.org en Hundreds Head To Santa Fe Health Care Event Ahead Of Deadline http://kunm.org/post/hundreds-head-santa-fe-health-care-event-ahead-deadline <p>Midnight Monday is the deadline to sign up for healthcare under the <a href="http://www.hhs.gov/healthcare/rights/">Affordable Care Act</a>.&nbsp; Over the weekend in New Mexico people lined up to get covered, either through the insurance marketplace or Medicaid. &nbsp;</p><p>From those in their 60s to young people under 26 covered under their parents’ plan, hundreds stood in the bright spring sunshine sign up under<a href="http://www.hsd.state.nm.us/LookingForAssistance/Field_Offices_1.aspx"> Medicaid</a>, or with one of four insurance plans.</p> Sun, 30 Mar 2014 21:16:59 +0000 Deborah Martinez 43185 at http://kunm.org Hundreds Head To Santa Fe Health Care Event Ahead Of Deadline In New Mexico: Guilt, Fraud, Audits And Behavioral Health http://kunm.org/post/new-mexico-guilt-fraud-audits-and-behavioral-health <div class="panel-pane pane-token pane-node-body fb-twit-body no-title block"><div class="block-inner clearfix"><div class="block-content"><p>On Jan. 16, the <a href="http://www.nmag.gov/">New Mexico Attorney General’s Office</a> announced it had found “<a href="http://www.nmag.gov/News">insufficient evidence to support allegations of fraud</a>” against <a href="http://www.alamogordonews.com/ci_23726292/counseling-center-fears-going-out-business">The Counseling Center</a> in Alamagordo, N.M.</p> Fri, 24 Jan 2014 18:41:49 +0000 Tristan Ahtone 40455 at http://kunm.org In New Mexico: Guilt, Fraud, Audits And Behavioral Health Behavioral Health Chief Steps Down http://kunm.org/post/behavioral-health-chief-steps-down <p style="margin-bottom: 0px; line-height: normal; font-family: Helvetica;">The director of the state's <a href="http://www.hsd.state.nm.us/bhsd/">Behavioral Health Services Division</a> is resigning. Diana McWilliams submitted her resignation letter on Monday, Dec. 16, and her last day is tomorrow. She'll be heading back east to Philadelphia to become the chief operating officer for a nonprofit behavioral health and child welfare organization, she said.&nbsp;</p> Thu, 19 Dec 2013 20:12:10 +0000 Marisa Demarco 39138 at http://kunm.org Behavioral Health Chief Steps Down The Case Of New Mexico's Altered Audit http://kunm.org/post/case-new-mexicos-altered-audit <div class="panel-pane pane-token pane-node-body fb-twit-body no-title block"><div class="block-inner clearfix"><div class="block-content"><p><span style="line-height: 1.5;">It's been almost six months since the </span><a href="http://www.hsd.state.nm.us/" style="line-height: 1.5;" target="target_blank">New Mexico Human Services Department</a><span style="line-height: 1.5;"> (</span>HSD<span style="line-height: 1.5;">) froze Medicaid payments to mental health providers in the state due to a "</span><a href="http://www.fronterasdesk.org/content/new-mexico-freezes-funding-15-mental-health-provid Mon, 02 Dec 2013 18:24:53 +0000 Tristan Ahtone 38382 at http://kunm.org The Case Of New Mexico's Altered Audit Secrecy Surrounds Fraud Allegations In New Mexico Mental Health Audit http://kunm.org/post/secrecy-surrounds-fraud-allegations-new-mexico-mental-health-audit <p>In June, New Mexico’s Behavioral Health care system was thrown into chaos — the state abruptly froze Medicaid payments to <a href="http://www.lcsun-news.com/ci_23528789/audit-nm-mental-health-cos-possible-fraud?source=most_emailed" target="target_blank">more than a dozen mental health providers</a> in the state after an <a href="https://www.documentcloud.org/documents/726527-ag-disclosure-redacted-behavioral-health-audit.html" target="target_blank">audit</a> allegedly found widespread <a href="http://www.fronterasdesk.org/sites/default/files/field/docs/2013/07/nmhsd-memo-15-audited-behavior Wed, 23 Oct 2013 23:05:12 +0000 Tristan Ahtone 36696 at http://kunm.org Secrecy Surrounds Fraud Allegations In New Mexico Mental Health Audit Partial Release Of New Mexico Mental Health Audit Raises Questions http://kunm.org/post/partial-release-new-mexico-mental-health-audit-raises-questions <p>This summer, the State of New Mexico froze Medicaid payments to mental health providers because of <a href="http://www.fronterasdesk.org/sites/default/files/field/docs/2013/07/nmhsd-memo-15-audited-behavioral-health-providers.pdf" target="target_blank">fraud allegations</a>. Mon, 21 Oct 2013 23:44:57 +0000 Tristan Ahtone 36591 at http://kunm.org Partial Release Of New Mexico Mental Health Audit Raises Questions Service Disruptions Mark Transition Of New Mexico Behavioral Health To Arizona Hands http://kunm.org/post/service-disruptions-mark-transition-new-mexico-behavioral-health-arizona-hands <p>On June 24, New Mexico's <a href="http://www.hsd.state.nm.us/" target="target_blank">Human Services Department</a> announced that an <a href="https://www.documentcloud.org/documents/726527-ag-disclosure-redacted-behavioral-health-audit.html" target="target_blank">audit</a> found "<a href="http://www.fronterasdesk.org/sites/default/files/field/docs/2013/07/nmhsd-memo-15-audited-behavioral-health-providers.pdf" target="target_blank">credible allegations of fraud</a>" for <a href="http://www.lcsun-news.com/ci_23528789/audit-nm-mental-health-cos-possible-fraud?source=most_emailed" target="targe Tue, 03 Sep 2013 20:35:48 +0000 Tristan Ahtone 34466 at http://kunm.org Service Disruptions Mark Transition Of New Mexico Behavioral Health To Arizona Hands Arizona Companies Prepare To Manage New Mexico Behavioral Health Providers http://kunm.org/post/arizona-companies-prepare-manage-new-mexico-behavioral-health-providers <p>When the <a href="http://www.hsd.state.nm.us/" target="target_blank">New Mexico Human Services Department </a>(NMHSD) announced last month it would suspend Medicaid payments to 1<a href="http://www.lcsun-news.com/ci_23528789/audit-nm-mental-health-cos-possible-fraud?source=most_emailed" target="target_blank">5 behavioral health providers</a>, Joe Frechen was worried.</p><p>For nearly 20 years, Frechen has worked as psychiatrist in Southern New Mexico with some of the most vulnerable patients in the region.</p> Fri, 26 Jul 2013 19:38:31 +0000 Tristan Ahtone & Bryant Furlow 32736 at http://kunm.org Arizona Companies Prepare To Manage New Mexico Behavioral Health Providers