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Status of Current Healthcare Issues Affecting New Mexico Employers


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Join Us for this Special Round Table Discussion with Health Leaders on the Status of:

  • Air Ambulance Rates
  • Surprise Billing
  • Urgent Care/Emergency Rooms

Hosted by: New Mexico Coalition for Healthcare Value and New Mexico Office of the Superintendent of Insurance
When: Tuesday, October 30, 2018 8:00 am – Noon
Where: Albuquerque International Balloon Museum

Registration is free, but space is filling fast. Please register by Tuesday, October 23, 2018.

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Agenda below.
Air Ambulance, Urgent Care/Emergency Room, and Surprise Billing
A Round Table Discussion
October 30, 2018, 8:00 am - 12:00 pm (noon)

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


8:35-9:15 a.m.       Urgent Care/Emergency Room Transformations
Clay Holderman, Executive Vice President/COO, Presbyterian Healthcare Services
Dr. Darren Shafer, Chief Medical Officer, Emergency Services, Presbyterian Healthcare Services

9:15-9:30 a.m.        Discussion

9:30-10:10 a.m.      Air Ambulance Rates
Paige Duhamel, Health Care Policy Manager, NM Office of Superintendent of Insurance

10:10-10:25 a.m.      Discussion

10:25-10:40 a.m.      BREAK

10:40-11:20 a.m.      Surprise Billing in New Mexico
Paige Duhamel, Health Care Policy Manager, NM Office of  Superintendent of Insurance
Dr. Mark Epstein, Chief Medical Officer, True Health New Mexico

11:20-11:35 a.m.      Discussion


11:35-11:50 a.m.      Facilitated Audience Discussion: Next Steps
Pat Montoya, NM Coalition for Healthcare Value

11:50 am-noon        Closure and Adjourn


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October 30, 2018

Round Table Discussion: Considering Current Healthcare Issues Impacting Employers in New Mexico
Air Ambulance, UC/ER, and Surprise Billing

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When: October 30, 2018, 7:30 am to noon
By Whom: New Mexico Coalition for Healthcare Value in partnership with the New Mexico Office of the Superintendent of Insurance
Where: Albuquerque International Balloon Museum



Total Cost of Health Care: Transparency in Action

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Tuesday, September 18, 2018

Total Cost of Healthcare: Transparency in Action

Employers say that Total Cost of Healthcare (TCoC) is still one of the most puzzling issues they face in health system transformation. As attempts to improve the healthcare system take place, many efforts focus on aspects of this issue--such as addressing waste in healthcare, how to arrive at the cost of care, and how to decrease the cost of care while maintaining quality of health services. Questions asked include: 
  • Do healthcare charges for the same procedures differ around the country and/or according to site of care?
  • Do we know what drives the variability in costs, when variation is identified?

Though much is being learned, clarity has still not been achieved around questions of how TCoC is being defined and/or measured.  

Employers, providers, insurers and other health professionals can learn more about this issue by attending the half-day Total Cost of Healthcare: Transparency in Action Summit. This summit is jointly provided by the NM Coalition for Healthcare Value and HealthInsight NM and is offered on September 18, 2018 (see below for place and time).


Mark your calendars for:
Total Cost of Healthcare: Transparency in Action
Tuesday, September 18, 2018
The Embassy Suites
1000 Woodward Pl NE, Albuquerque, NM 87102
8:00 a.m. – 12:00 (noon)

Society for Human Resource Management (SHRM) credits are offered.

SHRM Recertification Provider Seal 2017
Note: The Total Cost of Care Summit is supported by the Network for Regional Healthcare Improvement (NRHI). Getting to Affordability is a NRHI initiative that aligns regional partners in their efforts to produce, share and use standardized, high-quality healthcare cost information. NRHI is leading the Getting to Affordability initiative to standardize how cost information is reported in 11 regions across the U.S. While their data reflects local practices, the regional partners are producing standard provider cost measures that can be applied anywhere in the country. This cost transparency can drive the realignment of the healthcare marketplace, and competitive market forces can help redirect wasteful spending and reward high quality care.


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Total Cost of Health Care: Transparency in Action

7:30 am    Registration and Continental Breakfast 

8 a.m.       Welcome
Margy Wienbar, Executive Director, HealthInsight New Mexico

8:10          Keynote Address: Overview of Total Cost Of Care and Best Practices from Colorado
Jonathan Mathieu, PhD, Vice President of Research and Compliance and Chief Economist, Center for Improving Value in Health Care

9:00         State Presentations 

  • The Maine Story on Total Cost of Care
    Sara Fitzgerald, MPH, Director of Analytics, Healthcare Purchaser Alliance of Maine 
  • Utah Total Cost of Care Work
    Rita Hanover, PhD, Senior Health Care Analyst, HealthInsight Utah

10:00        BREAK

10:15        Opportunities and Challenges in New Mexico Regarding TCOC
Pat Montoya, Executive Director, New Mexico Coalition for Healthcare Value

10:30        Moderated Panel Response
Employer Representative: Mark Young, PNM Resources & Chair, NM Coalition for Healthcare Value
Hospital Association Representative: Beth Landon, MBA, MHA, NM Hospital Association
NM Superintendent of Insurance Representative: Paige Duhamel, Esq., Policy Manager
NM Department of Health Representative: Dr. Michael Landen, State Epidemiologist

11:30        Next Steps for New Mexico

Noon        Adjourn


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.

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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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