audit http://kunm.org en 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 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 Timeline: New Mexico's Shake Up Of Behavioral Health Providers http://kunm.org/post/timeline-new-mexicos-shake-behavioral-health-providers <p>At the end of June, 15 New Mexico behavioral health agencies had their Medicaid funding frozen by the state's <a href="http://www.hsd.state.nm.us/" target="target_blank">Human Services Department</a> due to “credible allegations of fraud.”</p><p>The agencies provide services to approximately <a href="http://www.ktsm.com/news/state-new-mexico-cuts-funding-mental-health-clinicsaffecting-30000-patients" target="target_blank">30,000 patients</a>, many who seek help for mental health issues ranging from substance abuse treatment to schizophrenia.</p> Fri, 13 Sep 2013 19:34:59 +0000 Tristan Ahtone 34951 at http://kunm.org Timeline: New Mexico's Shake Up Of Behavioral Health Providers Company That Conducted NM Behavioral Health Audit Has Questionable Record http://kunm.org/post/company-conducted-nm-behavioral-health-audit-has-questionable-record <p><a href="http://www.lcsun-news.com/ci_23528789/audit-nm-mental-health-cos-possible-fraud?source=most_emailed" target="target_blank">Fifteen New Mexico behavioral health providers</a> that were <a href="http://www.fronterasdesk.org/sites/default/files/field/docs/2013/07/nmhsd-memo-15-audited-behavioral-health-providers.pdf" target="target_blank">accused of fraud</a> and shut down still haven’t been able to see the audits that lead to their downfall. The audits supposedly showed the companies over-billed the state for Medicaid reimbursements. Mon, 09 Sep 2013 22:05:59 +0000 Tristan Ahtone 34738 at http://kunm.org 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