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NM's AG releases a redacted mental health audit

Created: 10/20/2013 11:54 AM
By: Mike Anderson, KOB Eyewitness News 4

AP-NM--Mental Health Audit
NM's AG releases a redacted mental health audit
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SANTA FE, N.M. (AP) - 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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Information from: The Santa Fe New Mexican, http://www.sfnewmexican.com

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