NM lawmakers want federal probe of suspension of Medicaid funds

ALBUQUERQUE – Democrats with the state’s congressional delegation are calling for a federal investigation into the withholding of Medicaid payments from 15 nonprofits that provided behavioral health services to needy New Mexicans.

In a letter sent Friday to U.S. Health and Human Services Secretary Sylvia Burwell, Sens. Tom Udall and Martin Heinrich were joined by Reps. Ben Ray Lujan and Michelle Lujan Grisham in saying the state’s actions disrupted care for the most vulnerable residents.

“As we have consistently conveyed via countless phone calls, letters and in-person meetings, an overwhelming body of evidence indicates that this disruption was unwarranted and reckless,” they wrote.

Source: Lawmakers want federal probe of suspension of Medicaid funds

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