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Agencies in New Mexico impeded fraud and elder care investigations

An ongoing series in The New Mexico Independent explores allegations that state agencies interfered with fraud and elder abuse investigations.  The Medicaid Fraud Division stated that Human Services Department and the Health Department had "withheld, 'filtered' and 'sanitized' information and documents requested by investigators, hindering numerous investigations."  Medicaid Fraud The series led to an attempt by the state legislature to override the governor's veto last year of a government oversight/data sharing bill and an inquiry by the U.S. Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services (CMS).

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