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Udall, Heinrich, Luján, Lujan Grisham Announce Federal Review Of Behavioral Health Access In New Mexico

on July 10, 2017 - 8:36am
WASHINGTON, D.C.  U.S. Senators Tom Udall and Martin Heinrich, and U.S. Reps. Ben Ray Luján and Michelle Lujan Grisham announced that the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services (HHS) Office of the Inspector General (OIG) will review the level of access that New Mexicans have to behavioral health services provided through the Medicaid program.
The OIG agreed to a request from Rep. Lujan Grisham, along with Sens. Udall and Heinrich and Rep. Luján, to investigate behavioral health access issues in New Mexico, and will also be conducting a review of four other states. Udall, Heinrich, Luján and Lujan Grisham have previously pressed for increased federal oversight to ensure that vulnerable New Mexicans have timely, consistent access to the behavioral health services they need.
A letter from the delegation can be found here; the response from the OIG can be found here.