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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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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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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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Winter 2017 Newsletter

Read some of the highlights on what’s being done well by cardiologists in New Mexico who presented at the November 28 “Heart Failure—The Rising Epidemic” Summit. Also learn what progress New Mexico hospital systems have made as they reported one year after the NMCHCV’s Comprehensive Care-In-Joint Replacement Initiative Summit, and gain some insights from the national level about where healthcare policy is…or is not…headed.

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