The state Human Services Department ignored a Monday deadline to allow State Auditor Hector Balderas access to an independent audit that reportedly found $36 million in Medicaid overpayments and “credible allegations of fraud” against 15 mental health providers whose Medicaid funds were subsequently frozen.
State Human Services Secretary Sidonie Squier earlier this month refused Balderas’ request for a copy of the audit, which was performed by a Boston company. So Balderas took the matter to court last week and got a subpoena signed by state District Judge Sarah Singleton of Santa Fe.
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