Upcoming and Past Events

Heart Failure - the Rising Epidemic--Achieving Quality and Value Through Collaboration


We'd like to thank all of those who participated in our event (below), Heart Failure: The Rising Epidemic--Focusing on Quality-Value and Achieving it through Collaboration, which was held on November 28, 2017 from 7:30 am to 12:00 pm at the Albuquerque Balloon Museum.

We especially thank those who helped make this event possible, including Novartis, Abbott, and Janssen.


Keep watching this space for news about our next Summit to be held in early 2018.

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New Mexico Coalition for Healthcare Value
held its recent Education Summit on
Heart Failure—the Rising Epidemic on

Tuesday, November 28, 2017
The summit focused on achieving higher healthcare quality and value through collaboration
and evidenced-based approaches.

HealthInsight New Mexico is accredited by the NM Medical Society to provide continuing medical education for physicians. HealthInsight NM designated this live event for a maximum of 3.5 AMA PRA Category 1 CreditsTM .

SHRM credits were also available

SHRM Recertification Provider Seal 2017



Heart Failure – The Rising Epidemic
Focusing on Quality–Value and Achieving It Through Collaboration

7:30-8:00 a.m.     Registration and breakfast

8:00-8:15 a.m.      Welcome and Introductions

  • Pat Montoya, Executive Director, New Mexico Coalition for Healthcare Value
  • Ernestine Chavez, Chair for Coalition, Deputy Director, New Mexico Public School Insurance Authority
  • Robert Federici, MD, Presbyterian Heart and Vascular Program 

8:15-8:45 a.m.      Heart Failure – Describing the condition, the prevalence and rapid growth, both nationally and in New      Mexico, current total dollar spending and implications for the future

  • Bart Cox, MD, UNM Cardiology Program (presentation and Q & A)

8:45-9:10 a.m.     Patient Story  

  • Leonardo Macias, MD, Presbyterian Heart and Vascular Program
9:10-9:40 a.m.     Importance and Role of a Heart Failure Programs and Transition of care: Impact on Population Health  
  • Nancy Guinn, MD, Presbyterian Health Care At Home
  • Mihaela Bujoi, MD, New Mexico Heart Institute
  • Leonardo Macias, MD, Presbyterian Heart and Vascular Program
  • Mary Hawkins, CNP, UNM Cardiology Program

9:40-10:10 a.m.   Regional Perspectives on Heart Failure Care

  • Craig Cannon, MD, New Mexico Cardiac Care, Las Cruces
  • Charles Wilkins, MD, San Juan Regional Medical Center, Farmington
  • Bill Mansfield, MD, Lovelace Health Plan
  • Fundador Adajar, MD, Cardiovascular Associates of Roswell

10:10-10:30 a.m.    Break

10:30-11:10 a.m.  New Technology and New Medications (Panel)

  • Sean Mazer, MD, New Mexico Heart Institute  
  • Sharif Halim, MD, Presbyterian Heart and Vascular Program
  • Robert Taylor, MD, Davita Medical Group

11:10-11:40 a.m.     Health Plan CMO Medicaid Director panel / reaction and dialogue

11:40-12:00 p.m.   Next steps in Collaboration to Improve the Health of New Mexico (wrap up)


The Pharmacy Drug Cost Puzzle

Finding and Fitting the Missing Pieces Together                  puzzle3

Approximately 100 New Mexico business owners, employers and industry representatives spent May 2, 2017 at the New Mexico Coalition for Healthcare Value's “The Pharmacy Drug Cost Puzzle – Finding and Fitting the Missing Pieces Together” Summit, hearing what one described as “a prescription for alleviating the headache of rising drug costs.” 

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Employers Role in Carrying Diabetes Management to New Heights

November 18, 2016
7:30 A.M. -12:30 P.M.

Awareness. Access. Accountability

Employers as purchasers play a significant role in the world of diabetes!

DiabetesSummitThe challenges that we are facing with diabetes are much bigger than any one of us and our organizations,” said Pat Montoya, executive director of the New Mexico Coalition for Healthcare Value, as she kicked off the group’s fall education summit, “Employers Role in Carrying Diabetes Prevention and Management to New Heights,” in Albuquerque Nov. 18.

The NMCHCV brought together by medical directors from four healthcare plans and a host of other speakers to talk about diabetes.  The agenda and a list of the speakers follows.

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CMS Innovation - Keep Moving Forward!

Better, Smarter, Healthier

Keep moving forward!

Knee and joint replacements in the 21st Century

CMS Innovation – Comprehensive Care In Joint Replacement Initiative

Where and How Will This Model Cross Over and Improve Care and Reduce the Costs for Knee and Hip Replacements?

The New Mexico Coalition for Healthcare Value is bringing together the three hospital systems (Lovelace, Presbyterian and the University of New Mexico) for an educational seminar on the CMS-Comprehensive Joint Replacement Initiative they are a part of effective April 1st.   

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Navigating the Next Stage


A special breakfast and education seminar to learn more about the Affordable Care Act (ACA) and its impact on employee benefits and your business.  

This event will focus on Employer Reporting Requirements, Cadillac (Excise) Tax and promote discussion on Evolving Plan Design and Financing Considerations.  General discussion on other changes coming from DC that will impact your business and your employees.

Find out about the new organization established in New Mexico focused on healthcare value – the New Mexico Coalition for Healthcare Value.  Become a part of the solution!!

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