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In the Albuquerque Journal: NM coalition tackles rising drug costs

Read about the New Mexico Coalition for Healthcare Value in the Albuquerqeue Journal

ALBUQUERQUE, N.M. — Several prescriptions for alleviating the headache of rising drug costs were outlined Tuesday at a forum sponsored by the New Mexico Coalition for Healthcare Value.

The forum was meant to address the expanding cost of prescription medications, which make up an estimated 20 percent of overall personal health care services paid by employers and insurers. The event drew 100 people to the Albuquerque International Balloon Museum.

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NCQA Choses New Mexico Coalition for Healthcare Value to Provide Healthcare Input

The National Committee for Quality Assurance (NCQA) has chosen New Mexico Coalition for Healthcare Value (NMCHCV) as one of four national business health coalitions in the country to provide valuable input as NCQA explores changes to its flagship product which is Health Plan Accreditation (HPA).  

Pat Montoya, executive director of the NMCHCV, said that HPA is a data collection tool that is used to measure health plans in the areas of care and service adding the NCQA, “works to improve health care quality through the administration of evidence-based standards, measures, programs and accreditation.”

NCQA representatives will be meeting with Coalition employer members and other employers on March 7th in a round table format soliciting the employer’s view as they plan their work for 2018. The other Coalitions selected to provide input are New England Business Group on Health in Boston, Midwest Business Group on Health in Chicago and Pacific Business Group on Health in San Francisco.  

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Spring 2017 Newsletter

Upcoming summit looks for a new prescription for pharmacy costs and trends

Pharmaceutical drug spending in the U.S. has spi-raled higher and the New Mexico Coalition for Healthcare Value (Coalition) has set its sights on trying to find a cure by hosting its first summit to look at phar-macy costs and trends.

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Winter 2016 Newsletter

Complexities of Diabetes focus of Education Summit

The 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.

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