News and Events

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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Depression in the Workplace

A key New Mexico Coalition for Healthcare Value seminar:  


"Depression in the Workplace"

If you are an employer, human resource director or manager and have an interest in workplace health, this seminar is for you.  You'll learn how to spot depression, identify barriers to help, find resources and new ways to provide support for employees in need.

Hear how depression affects an organization's bottom line, learn about the Right Direction free educational initiative, and see how other companies are addressing workplace depression.

Marcas Miles, M.A., Employer Health senior director of Communications, and Clare Miller, director of the Partnership for Workplace Mental Health, American Psychiatric Association Foundation are the speakers for this seminar. 

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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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Susan Wilson Hired as Executive Director for New Mexico Coalition for Healthcare Value

Susan WilsonAlbuquerque, NM – The New Mexico Coalition for Healthcare Value is pleased to announce the hire of Susan Wilson as its new Executive Director.  Wilson will replace Patricia Montoya who has been with the Coalition since it was formed in 2015. 

Montoya founded the Coalition, which brings together employers, health plans, providers, healthcare systems and hospitals, as well as state leaders to work on transforming healthcare in the state to improve the value of health care for the people of New Mexico.  This is done by educational summits, advocating for and implementing healthcare data transparency, advocating and providing technical assistance to the health plans and employers to assist them on the journey of developing new payment models, and last but not least assisting employers in implementing value-based contracting. 

Wilson has significant experience in the healthcare and insurance industry.  She has most recently been the president of Susan J Wilson Consulting, providing strategic marketing and public relations council to clients working in a wide variety of industries.  Prior to opening her own consulting firm, Wilson was the Vice President of Business Development for New Mexico Mutual.  She also served as the head of public relations, marketing and governmental affairs for Lovelace Health System before going to New Mexico Mutual. 

“I look forward to working with our business community to grow the Coalition and the voice of New Mexico employers purchasing healthcare,” said Wilson.  “Healthcare is one of employers’ largest costs.  Our Coalition gives employers the tools to make strategic business decisions about the healthcare products they offer their employees.” 

Wilson is an active member of the community.  She currently serves as the Marketing Chair on the Executive Board for United Way of Central New Mexico.  She has held past Board positions with the Association of Commerce and Industry, the UNM Lobo Club, the New Mexico Chapter of the Public Relations Society of America and the CNM Foundation.  She is also a member of Economic Forum. 

The employer-led coalition gives members access and exposure to national industry experts and thought-leaders in health benefits, procedures and policy.  Businesses interested in becoming a member of the Coalition can find more information at

The New Mexico Coalition for Healthcare Value is an employer-led, multi-stakeholder coalition working to improve health and maximize the value of healthcare services by focusing on the following components – quality, transparency and cost. Our mission at the New Mexico Coalition for Healthcare Value is to be an innovative force for creating the value of healthcare and we have a vision to have New Mexico as a national leader in healthy lifestyles and quality care.