Improving Healthcare Quality, Cost and Value

The NM Coalition for Healthcare Value’s work is too important to lose. We need new thinking and collaboration in the new healthcare environment."           - NM Senator Jerry Ortiz y Pino  



The NM Coalition for Healthcare Value is the one place where those...

...who provide healthcare, those who receive healthcare, and those who pay for healthcare come together to improve the quality and value of care for all the people of New Mexico.

Members NoteThe PowerPoint presentation and the webinar video from the May 21, 2020 Leveraging Data for Health Plan Selection and Strategy Webinar is now available in the Members Only section. 

Note!  The 2020 Employers Guide to New Mexico Health Plans is now available to the public. This latest of the annual Employers Guides produced by the NM Coalition for Healthcare Value is a valuable tool for employers statewide to use when assessing and selecting health plans to provide health benefits for their employees. The Guide is available free to NM Coalition members. For non-members the cost is $35 (cost includes the PowerPoint used in the webinar: Leveraging Data for Health Plan Selection and Strategy explaining the relevance and use of the metrics in the Guide).  To purchase the Guide, contact Susan Wilson, Executive Director, at:


Updates: Employer Guidance (Links) for Corona Virus

Kudos to all our healthcare partners that are serving our New Mexico community!

NM Department of Health:


CDC:   (Information factsheets for employees in many different languages.)

U.S. Chamber of Commerce:

City of Albuquerque:

National Alliance of Healthcare Purchaser Coalitions:

 If health plans or providers have specific guidance you want distributed to employers, please send it to and we will distribute updates to our members.

Who's at the Table

at the tableThe New Mexico Coalition for Healthcare Value is an employer-led, multi-stakeholder, nonprofit group.

In its fifth year of operation, the Coalition brings employers, health plans, and providers together to identify opportunities for and align efforts to drive meaningful improvement in healthcare quality in New Mexico.

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Our Vision

Healthcare is going through many transitions and employers, as purchasers, need to be constantly informed and engaged in being part of the solution. The New Mexico Coalition for Healthcare Value is a non- profit organization. The Coalition 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:  To be an innovative force for increasing the value of healthcare.

OUR VALUES:   Quality • Innovation • Education • Integrity • Transparency • Cultural Sensitivity


Better, Smarter, Healthier

Keep moving forward!

Knee and joint replacements in the 21st Century

CMS Innovation – Comprehensive Care In Joint Replacement Initiative

Where and How Will This Model Cross Over and Improve Care and Reduce the Costs for Knee and Hip Replacements?

The New Mexico Coalition for Healthcare Value is bringing together the three hospital systems (Lovelace, Presbyterian and the University of New Mexico) for an educational seminar on the CMS-Comprehensive Joint Replacement Initiative they are a part of effective April 1st.   

Date:  July 15, 2016
Time: 7:30-11:30 A.M.
Location: Albuquerque International Balloon Museum

Did you know that total joint replacement surgery for knees and hips is one of the most common and fastest growing types of surgery and it’s growing at triple digit rates as baby boomers age?   You will want to attend to hear about the efforts to improve results while decreasing costs!

This seminar is just another way the New Mexico Coalition for Healthcare Value is working with its members to create a healthcare system that delivers better care, spends dollars more wisely and leads to healthier New Mexicans.


7:30 – 8 a.m.          
Registration and continental breakfast
8 – 8:15 a.m. 
Welcome to the Event (Pat Montoya, NMCHCV executive director, and Mark Saiz, NMCHCV chair)
8:15 -8:55 a.m.      
Physicians Perspective on the CMS- CJR Initiative on Hip and Knee Replacement
  • Dr. Jeff Racca, Board Certified Orthopaedic Surgeon, New Mexico Orthopaedics
  • Dr. Dustin Briggs, UNM Hospital Health System, SRMC Orthopedic Attending
9-9:45 a.m.           
CMS Insight and Overview
  • Claire Schreiber, MS, Lead for Comprehensive Care for Joint Replacement Model
9:45- 10 a.m.         
10 - 10:45 a.m.      
Albuquerque Hospitals Present and Engage -- What They Are Doing Under the CMS-CJR Initiative on Hips and Knees – (Panel Presentation)
  • Lovelace Hospital – Derrick Jones, MSHA, MBA,CEO, Lovelace Health System
  • Lovelace Medical Center – Dr. Vesta Sandoval, Medical Director
  • Presbyterian Hospital – Beth Tibbs, MBA, Surgery Service Line Administrator, Presbyterian Central N.M. Delivery System
  • Presbyterian Medical Group - Dr. David Arredondo, Executive Medical Director
  • UNM Sandoval Regional Medical Center – Petra Bergenthal, RN, Quality Consultant
  • UNM Sandoval Regional Medical Center – Paul Huckabee, RN, Orthopedic Program Coordinator
10:45-11:15 a.m.  
Dialogue with the audience to include questions and answers
11:15 –11:30 a.m.
Wrap up and Conclusion

Sponsored by the New Mexico Coalition for Healthcare Value and the following:
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