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Posted: Thursday, June 27, 2013 7:00 pm

The state’s suspension of Medicaid payments to 15 behavioral health providers during the attorney general’s investigation of overbilling and other issues could disrupt services, including drug abuse and suicide counseling, for thousands of patients across the state.

“I’m very, very concerned,” said Patsy Romero, chief operating officer for Santa Fe-based Easter Seals El Mirador, one of the providers under investigation following state-ordered audits. “The potential disruption of care is incredible.”

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