I am writing today to announce the closure of the New Mexico Independent. After three and a half years of operation in New Mexico, the board of the American Independent News Network, has decided to shift publication of its news…
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Democratic Lt. Gov. Diane Denish and Republican Susana Martinez this week told nmpolitics.net what changes they’d like to see in how New Mexico manages and administers services to the affected population.
Behavioral health is a complex, below-the-radar subject…
The New Mexico Behavorial Health Collaborative has decided not put the four-year $1 billion contract out to bid—but the group recommended that the issue be rediscussed in six months, as more is learned about national health care reform and changes to Medicaid.
The state wants the public to weigh in to help shape the next behavioral health contract before seeking proposals in June from firms interested in bidding for the contract. A series of sessions around the state to take public comments…
In an extraordinary move, Gov. Bill Richardson on Monday directed a state agency that oversees behavioral health services to put the state’s $1 billion contract out to bid only seven months into the troubled tenure of Optum Health Care.
Under an agreement announced Thursday, the state’s behavioral health provider will not pay a “penalty,” but will underwrite two funds that will be used to pay to monitor their work and to help providers recover losses incurred when the company failed to pay them on time.
OptumHealth New Mexico, the firm slapped with a penalty of more than $1 million in October for not paying hundreds of providers for services already rendered—sometimes for months—is disputing the state’s action, a state official announced Thursday.
A firm that took over management of the state’s behavioral health care system July 1 faces a big fine and potential loss of a four-year, $1 billion contract if it doesn’t correct problems that have resulted in nonprofits and other companies not being paid millions of dollars for work, the state said Friday.