Several weeks ago, Governor Susana Martinez suspended Medicaid payments to 15 providers that deliver 87% of Medicaid-covered behavioral health services in New Mexico, and turning over services to contractors from Arizona. So far the Martinez Administration has failed to provide credible evidence of fraud. The shutdown has caused irreparable to the patients of the fifteen facilities.
Human Services Department (HSD) Secretary Sidonie Squier suspended payment indefinitely to 15 well-respected New Mexico behavioral health service providers. Subsequently, the Martinez Administration has refused to release the full audit of 15 prominent behavioral healthcare providers, since announcing this summer that it had frozen their Medicaid funds, deliberately driving them out of business.
This video explains the issue.