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Round Table Discussion

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

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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.  

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

THANK YOU!

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.

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

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Obesity: It's Complicated! Summit

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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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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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