Health care

Read the CMS letter and final report here: Updated

Citing a Dec. 24 letter from a federal agency, the Albuquerque Journal published a story today about the drop in the number of people receiving behavioral health services since last year’s audit of 15 health organizations.

Here is the letter the Journal cited as well as the 16-page final report the Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services sent the New Mexico Human Services Department in December.

These documents are not available anywhere else online so we thought we’d post them. Tell us what you think.

Updated 6:30 p.m.: Here is a follow-up response the Human Services Department sent to CMS in February with additional information.


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In June, Gov. Susana Martinez's administration decided to freeze Medicaid funding to 15 health organizations after an audit found problems including overbilling and potential fraud and asked the attorney general to investigate. New Mexico In Depth has been covering the fallout.

About Trip Jennings, New Mexico In Depth

Jennings, New Mexico In Depth's executive director, is an award-winning veteran journalist who has worked at newspapers across the nation, including in California, Connecticut and Georgia. Besides working at the Albuquerque Journal and Santa Fe New Mexican, Jennings was part of a team that started the New Mexico Independent, an influential online newspaper.

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