Another behavioral health provider cleared of fraud

The Attorney General’s office has cleared the Service Organization for Youth in Raton from Medicaid fraud allegations, though it did find that there was some overbilling. The news came on Wednesday, as Balderas sought bids from forensic accounting firms to look into the remaining 12 providers under investigation. In all, three firms have been cleared from charges of Medicaid fraud after allegations of fraud from the state following a 2013 audit that the Human Services Department showed “credible allegations of fraud.” A former therapist with the Service Organization for Youth was charged with Medicaid fraud six weeks ago. According to the office of the attorney general spokesman James Hallinan, this fraud was from an employee who was not in management was it was “not systemic.”