Regional
7:48 am
Wed June 26, 2013

NM Mental Health Audit Targeted Well-Known Groups

A list of 15 New Mexico nonprofit groups whose Medicaid payments were ordered stopped this week after a state audit showed massive mismanagement and possible fraud includes well-known names in behavior health.

The Albuquerque Journal reports that among the groups targeted by the state Human Services Department were Presbyterian Medical Service Inc., and TeamBuilders Inc., a group run by a Santa Fe couple. Seven southern New Mexico providers linked to Rio Grande Behavioral Health Services also were targeted by the audit.

The list of the groups was provided by the state Human Services Department after a public records request from the Albuquerque Journal.

New Mexico Human Services Department officials said the audit released Monday found that the groups failed to meet basic standards and overbilled the federal and state government by tens of millions of dollars.

Information from: Albuquerque Journal. 

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