Interview: Attorney General Gary King On Behavioral Health Fraud Investigation

Jul 30, 2013


Attorney General Gary King, left, and HSD Secretary Sidonie Squier review behavioral health audit findings before Squier’s testimony to the Legislative Finance Committee earlier this month.
Credit Bryant Furlow

New Mexico's Human Services Department recently accused 15 of New Mexico's largest Behavioral Health Care providers of Medicaid fraud, after results from an audit aroused suspicion. Providers have had their Medicaid funding frozen, and many have been forced to turn over their case loads to Arizona companies.  The audit has been released to the Attorney Generals office for a full investigation. Recently AG Gary King  announced that his office was fast tracking the investigation. He spoke with KUNM's Rita Daniels to explain just what exactly that means.