CMS http://kunm.org en AZ Firm Cuts Pay For NM Behavioral Health Workers http://kunm.org/post/az-firm-cuts-pay-nm-behavioral-health-workers <p>One of the five Arizona companies that took over operations from New Mexico behavioral health providers last year is announcing salary reductions. &nbsp;The company says it had to cut pay because it was losing money.</p><p><a href="https://www.agavehealth.org">Agave</a> is a non-profit corporation formed in New Mexico by Southwest Behavioral Health of Arizona.&nbsp; Rather than imposing layoffs, CEO and President Jeff Jorde said the firm needs to cut salaries for its 350 employees by five percent, beginning next week.&nbsp;</p> Sat, 29 Mar 2014 00:47:46 +0000 Deborah Martinez 43133 at http://kunm.org AZ Firm Cuts Pay For NM Behavioral Health Workers State: Feds Wrong About Decline In Behavioral Health Services http://kunm.org/post/state-feds-wrong-about-decline-behavioral-health-services <p></p><p></p><p><span style="line-height: 1.5;">New Mexico’s Human Services Department says more consumers, not fewer, are receiving services since the </span><a href="http://nmindepth.com/2014/03/21/during-sunshine-week-a-focus-on-health-audit/" style="line-height: 1.5;">takeover</a><span style="line-height: 1.5;">&nbsp;last summer of a dozen behavioral health providers accused of fraud.&nbsp;</span><a href="http://www.hsd.state.nm.us">HSD</a>’s<span style="line-height: 1.5;"> response is contrary to the results of a progress report by a federal oversight agency.</span></p> Sat, 22 Mar 2014 14:42:51 +0000 Deborah Martinez 42797 at http://kunm.org State: Feds Wrong About Decline In Behavioral Health Services