Upcoming and Past Events

Obesity: It's Complicated! Summit

May 9, 2018, 8 am - 12:30 pm



Obesity: It’s Complicated!

We all pay the tab for obesity.  How are we tackling obesity in the workplace?

Groups as diverse as Forbes, Commonwealth Fund and the National Alliance of Healthcare Purchaser Coalitions note that obesity (which continues to rise in the U.S.), is NOT just a major public health threat along the lines of the opioid epidemic, but also a huge economic problem for employers and insurance payers.

Obesity is linked to at least 60 chronic diseases that significantly increase medical costs of employer-sponsored benefits, and are leading to substantial economic losses for business--up to $147 billion nationally.   

Yet New Mexico employers, providers and health plans are making strides, often collaboratively, in tackling obesity. Join us at the upcoming free, half-day Obesity: It's Complicated! Summit, hosted by the New Mexico Coalition for Healthcare Value, to hear from and discuss with national and local healthcare, industry, and insurance experts the current challenges and promising preventive and treatment solutions in the state.  

Please note--registration is free, due to a grant from the National Alliance of Healthcare Purchasers Coalitions, but seating is limited! Please register now!

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Mark your calendars for:
Obesity: It’s Complicated!
Wednesday, May 9, 2018
Albuquerque International Balloon Museum
8 a.m. – 12:30 p.m.

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Preliminary Agenda  (April 25,2018)

8:00- 8:30 a.m.   Registration, Networking, Breakfast

8:30-8:35 a.m.   Welcome and Introductions

  • Pat Montoya, BSN, MPA, Executive Director, New Mexico Coalition for Healthcare Value


8:35-9:30 a.m.   Prevalence and Impact of Obesity--a Framework for Action

  • Bruce Sherman, MD, Chief Medical Officer, National Alliance of Healthcare Purchasers


9:30-10:00 a.m.   Utilizing the Power of Lab Data to Drive Improved Health Outcomes
  • Kathleen Swanson, M.S., R.Ph., Director, Enterprise Clinical Solutions, TriCore Laboratories
  • Joni Pompeo, Director, Strategic Programs and Project Management, TriCore Laboratories

10:00-10:30 a.m.  "Real Appeal"

  • Timothy Johnson, Vice President, Business Development, United Health Group

10:30-10:45 a.m.   Break

10:45-11:00 a.m.   Bariatric Surgery

  • Tom Rothfeld, MD, Chief Medical Officer, Presbyterian Health Plan

11:00-11:15 a.m.  Wellness Program Overview

  • Susie MacLean, Vice President, The Solutions Group
11:15-11:30 a.m.   Community – Population Health Initiatives
  • Angela Gallegos-Macias, MD, Medical Director of Family and Internal Medicine and Pediatrics, PMG-Isleta
11:30-12:00 p.m.   Food as the First Medicine
  • Mary Jane Favazza, Chief Revenue Officer, Good Measures


12-00-12:15 p.m.   Facilitated Audience Discussion and Response

12:15-12:30 p.m.   Follow up and Next steps


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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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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