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Rate Increases Expected In New Mexico
When the Affordable Care Act is fully implemented, many consumers buying health insurance could take a big hit to their checkbooks, and New Mexico may take the biggest hit of all. That's according to a new study that looks to gauge new insurance premiums state by state.
September 06, 2013
In June, New Mexico froze Medicaid payments to 15 behavioral health providers due to "credible allegations of fraud." The agencies were taken over by five firms from Arizona. However, controversial practices by auditors are raising new questions about the state's actions.
September 05, 2013
AZ Companies Prepare To Manage NM Behavioral Health Providers
In late June, New Mexico accused 15 nonprofits who provide mental health and substance abuse treatment of Medicaid fraud to the tune of $36 million. The state quickly froze funding to the agencies, and hired five Arizona firms to take over the New Mexico agencies to ensure continued care to patients. However, it may not be going as well as state agencies claim.
September 04, 2013
People who have served in the United States military commit suicide at more than twice the rate of the civilian population, according to a report released by News21 this week.
September 03, 2013
Protestors gathered at New Mexico’s state capitol Friday to rally against a growing health care crisis. Gov. Susana Martinez recently stopped Medicaid funding to 15 behavioral health providers that served 30,000 patients.
September 02, 2013
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Arizona looks to benefit from disarray in New Mexico's behavioral health system. Five Arizona agencies that work with mental health and substance abuse clients have started treating patients in New Mexico.
September 02, 2013
When you look at a map of places in the United States where people don't have health insurance, what's clear is there were a lot of uninsured people in the Southwest in 2011.
August 30, 2013
Health researchers at all three Arizona universities and one Navajo college received $6 million to establish the Center for American Indian Resilience.
August 22, 2013
Salmonella Outbreak Map
In 37 states, more than 300 people have been infected with salmonella, many of which were children. Investigators have linked the source of the outbreak to a chicken, duck and turkey hatchery in Eastern New Mexico.
August 20, 2013
Binge drinking is reported by about 15% of U.S. adults
Excessive alcohol consumption cost U.S. taxpayers more than $220 billion in 2006. That's according to a new study released by the Centers for Disease Control.
August 14, 2013

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