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4:14 pm
Thu October 24, 2013

Reports Possible Soon On Some Mental Health Fraud

Attorney General Gary King says his office may soon finish investigations into some fraud allegations against more than dozen behavioral health providers shut off from Medicaid payments by Gov. Susana Martinez's administration.

King told the Legislative Finance Committee on Thursday that he hoped to issue reports before the end of this year on some of the 14 nonprofit organizations that have been suspended from receiving Medicaid reimbursement for mental health and substance abuse services.

However, King wouldn't speculate on when investigators would complete their review of allegations against all the providers. He said investigators have collected a mountain of documents and are interviewing staff and clients of some providers.

King said it was too early to say whether there is evidence of possible criminal fraud.

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