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Partial release of New Mexico mental health audit raises questions

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In June, New Mexico's behavioral health care system was thrown into chaos. The state abruptly froze Medicaid payments to over a dozen mental health providers in the state after an audit allegedly found widespread fraud.

Those providers served nearly 30,000 patients.

But neither the public nor those accused have been able to see the actual audit because the state says an investigation continues. Now a partial release of the audit's findings have raised further questions about New Mexico's decision to go after the clinics.

For the Fronteras Desk, Tristan Ahtone reports.