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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 www.nmhealthcarevalue.org.

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.

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Fall 2018 Newsletter

Participants at the September 2018 “Total Cost of Health Care: Transparency in Action” Summit, presented jointly by the NM Coalition for Healthcare Value and HealthInsight NM came to learn from national and state leaders what recent research and project efforts are telling employers about this issue. Other articles describe efforts undertaken by the National Alliance of Healthcare Purchaser Coalitions to promote positive transformation of the U.S. healthcare marketplace and the Coalition’s collaboration with SANOFI to provide current use, health outcome, pharmacotherapy, and financial data for New Mexico on cardiovascular and Type 2 diabetes disease.

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Summit Addresses Ways To Tackle Complications of Obesity

Albuquerque, N.M. – The New Mexico Coalition for Healthcare Value (Coalition) is presenting another of its highly-regarded summits, on May 9, 2018 at the Anderson Abruzzo Albuquerque International Balloon Museum, to show that although the disease of obesity is a significant problem for New Mexico’s employers (obese employees cost employers roughly 43 percent more than those who are non-obese), the state’s providers, health plans and businesses are making strides in tackling obesity here.

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Spring 2018 Newsletter

Presenters at the May 9, 2018 “Obesity: It’s Complicated!” Summit described how the obesity epidemic is a significant health and economic issue for New Mexico’s employers, but that there are ways for employers to address this, given the preventive, clinical treatment and wellness initiatives being moved forward in the state. Other articles address what it means for the U.S. and its employers that spending on healthcare continues to grow and that healthcare definitions and language are one of the key barriers in coming together to transform healthcare for the better.

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New Mexico Business First Names Pat Montoya Woman of Influence

Patricia Montoya 350pxNew Mexico Business First has made it official – Patricia Montoya, executive director of the New Mexico Coalition for Healthcare Value, is a 2018 Woman of Influence.

The New Mexico business publication said Montoya was selected for the honor because she has made a “lasting, positive mark on New Mexico.”

Montoya and other honorees will be feted at an awards luncheon Feb. 12 at Sandia Resort & Casino and in a special issue of the publication. This year's Women of Influence come from a wide variety of industries and their roles are just as varied. They are CEOs, entrepreneurs, doctors, nonprofit leaders and more.

In 2015, Montoya was named executive director of the newly formed Coalition.  As head of the organization, she focuses on improving the health care system through innovation and transformation and providing a neutral place for stakeholders to come together and learn about complex health care issues, as well as how together they can drive the change in health care to improve the quality and efficiency in the system, while reducing the waste and decreasing cost.  She also tracks national and state policies that have an impact on these issues as well as employer health care benefits.

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