Regional
3:09 pm
Sat October 19, 2013

NM's AG Releases A Redacted Mental Health Audit

State Attorney General Gary King has released part of an audit by a Boston company that had led to a shakeup in New Mexico's mental health system, but most of the details are redacted.

The Santa Fe New Mexican says the report confirms a criminal investigation into Medicaid billing fraud is ongoing.

But virtually all specific information about the 15 New Mexico providers audited in search of possible financial fraud is blacked out.

In a state court filing, King says releasing the rest of the information could jeopardize the investigation.

The audit was released Friday in response to a lawsuit filed by the New Mexico Foundation for Open Government.

The New Mexican received a copy in response to a request under the state Inspection of Public Records Act.

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