The email, from Brian Cook of CMS said:
"Based on information currently available, CMS believes HSD acted in accordance with federal regulation and CMS guidance in imposing the temporary payment suspension."
I probably wouldn't get very far trying to follow this up on a Sunday night. But I'll look more into this on Monday.
Meanwhile, my story in today's New Mexican about the company that conducted the audit that led to suspending the payments can be found HERE.