The New Mexico Senate passed a bill last week that would require government officials to provide credible allegations of fraud or overpayments before cutting of Medicaid funding to providers, according to the Associated Press.
The New Mexico attorney general has finally released the full 355-page behavioral health audit, 19 months after 15 providers were charged with credible allegations of fraud and had their Medicaid funding cut off. But the audit offers no real proof that overbilling or fraud legitimately exists and the whole situation shows there is a thin line between a fervent witch-hunt and well-balanced scrutiny.
A New Mexico district judge has called for a full hearing regarding evidence the state's Human Services Department (HSD) brought against Easter Seals El Mirador, a nonprofit behavioral health...
Lawmakers in New Mexico are working on a potential tax hike intended to shore up the finances of the state's distressed rural hospitals, the Albuquerque Journal reported.
New Mexico is experiencing a primary care provider shortage, a serious issue as the state expects thousands of patients to enter into the state and federal health insurance exchanges, and a wave of physicians are set to retire, the Albuquerque Journal reported.
New Mexico is experiencing a primary care provider (PCP) shortage, a serious issue as the state expects thousands of patients to enter into the state and federal health insurance exchanges, and a wave of physicians are set to retire, the Albuquerque Journal reported.
With an aging population and expanded insurance coverage under healthcare reform creating more demand for services and threatening to worsen the projected primary care provider shortage, the governor of New Mexico wants to launch a $220,000 marketing campaign to recruit nurses from other states to work in the Land of Enchantment, according to the Associated Press.
The war against Medicaid fraud continues but prosecutors in several states are experiencing mixed success. New Mexico has had some initial successes clamping down on mental health providers, but so far regulators in neighboring Texas are stymied in their efforts to collect alleged overpayments.
Colorado's state-run health insurance exchange has drawn the attention of 11 insurers seeking to sell about 250 health plans to individuals and small groups
Instead of using federal matching funds for indigent care, New Mexico will use $8 million to settle claims that nine hospitals made improper deals with county governments, The New Mexican reported.