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)