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New Mexicans can plan on a healthier 2016

This is great news as it now allows us to go for grants and allows us other benefits under our 501c3 status

The New Mexico Coalition for Healthcare Value is now a 501c3 organization.  In the final week of the year, the IRS granted the Coalition its 501c3 status effective the date of organization and incorporation – Dec. 1, 2014.

"This is great news as it now allows us to go for grants and allows us other benefits under our 501c3 status," Patricia Montoya, executive director said.

Montoya said the status is a major step in the Coalition’s future plans adding, "Our goal is for to have the most affordable, highest quality healthcare in the nation – a key to attract and retain jobs and improve the health and quality of life for all New Mexicans."

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December 2015 Newsletter

Year of firsts and accomplishments

In this busy year, we have several highlights including welcoming new members, the submission of our tax-exempt status paperwork to the I.R.S., the articles of incorporation filed with the State of New Mexico, a very successful September education seminar on the impact of the Affordable Care Act on employers and the very latest – our new partnership with Consumer Reports’ Choosing Wisely program.
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Adding Quality to the Mix

Changing Healthcare By Improving Healthcare Value And Cost Better Care, Smarter Spending And Healthier People

New Mexicans have always stepped up to a challenge, and in 2015, a small but dedicated group is working to make a difference in healthcare.

The group has done what a few months ago we thought would be impossible – transformed into a purchaser-led, multi-stakeholder, nonprofit coalition – the New Mexico Coalition for Healthcare Value. We have evolved from a nationally funded grant program to one that is financed and operated by those it serves – healthcare providers, employers and health plans. We have made this leap through member acknowledgement of past success and a vision for success.

The firm base laid through Robert Wood Johnson Foundation’s Aligning Forces for Quality (AF4Q) galvanized the new group. That group, the New Mexico Coalition for Healthcare Quality (NMCHCQ) – supported by the nonprofit HealthInsight of New Mexico– came about in 2009 to align multi-stakeholders in transforming healthcare focused on improving quality and decreasing costs of healthcare in New Mexico.

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Healthcare Coalition Joins Forces With Consumer Reports on Choosing Wisely Initiative

ALBUQUERQUE, N.M. The New Mexico Coalition for Healthcare Value (NMCHCV) is joining forces with Consumer Reports to educate providers and patients about their healthcare options, which includes the Choosing Wisely® program.

“The goal of the partnership is to help all of New Mexico’s physicians, providers, patients and others in the healthcare field to think and talk about healthcare resources,” Mark Saiz, chair of the NMCHCV, said. “This Choosing Wisely campaign promotes wise choices by clinicians and patients to improve healthcare outcomes, provides patient-centered care that avoids unnecessary and even harmful interventions and reduces the rapidly-expanding costs of the healthcare system.”

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Healthcare Leader Named Executive Director of New Mexico Coalition for Healthcare Value

HEALTHCARE LEADER NAMED EXECUTIVE DIRECTOR OF NEW MEXICO COALITION FOR HEALTHCARE VALUE

ALBUQUERQUE, N.M. -- The board of directors of the New Mexico Coalition for Healthcare Value named Patricia Montoya as executive director of the newly formed organization.  Montoya assumes the post on May 1, 2015.

“Pat Montoya shares our vision to create an employer-led multi-stakeholder coalition that is financed and operated by those who pay for care, provide care and receive care,” Mark Saiz, the chair of New Mexico Coalition for Healthcare Value, said. “She is a leader in healthcare in New Mexico and at the national level. As our executive, she will lead our effort to increase the value and transparency in healthcare while setting higher expectations for the healthcare we purchase and receive in New Mexico.”

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