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



We'd like to thank all of those who participated in our event (below), Heart Failure: The Rising Epidemic--Focusing on Quality-Value and Achieving it through Collaboration, which was held on November 28, 2017 from 7:30 am to 12:00 pm at the Albuquerque Balloon Museum.

We especially thank those who helped make this event possible, including Novartis, Abbott, and Janssen.


Keep watching this space for news about our next Summit to be held in early 2018.


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New Mexico Coalition for Healthcare Value
held its recent Education Summit on
Heart Failure—the Rising Epidemic on

Tuesday, November 28, 2017
The summit focused on achieving higher healthcare quality and value through collaboration
and evidenced-based approaches.

HealthInsight New Mexico is accredited by the NM Medical Society to provide continuing medical education for physicians. HealthInsight NM designated this live event for a maximum of 3.5 AMA PRA Category 1 CreditsTM .

SHRM credits were also available

SHRM Recertification Provider Seal 2017



Heart Failure – The Rising Epidemic
Focusing on Quality–Value and Achieving It Through Collaboration

7:30-8:00 a.m.     Registration and breakfast

8:00-8:15 a.m.      Welcome and Introductions

  • Pat Montoya, Executive Director, New Mexico Coalition for Healthcare Value
  • Ernestine Chavez, Chair for Coalition, Deputy Director, New Mexico Public School Insurance Authority
  • Robert Federici, MD, Presbyterian Heart and Vascular Program 

8:15-8:45 a.m.      Heart Failure – Describing the condition, the prevalence and rapid growth, both nationally and in New      Mexico, current total dollar spending and implications for the future

  • Bart Cox, MD, UNM Cardiology Program (presentation and Q & A)

8:45-9:10 a.m.     Patient Story  

  • Leonardo Macias, MD, Presbyterian Heart and Vascular Program
9:10-9:40 a.m.     Importance and Role of a Heart Failure Programs and Transition of care: Impact on Population Health  
  • Nancy Guinn, MD, Presbyterian Health Care At Home
  • Mihaela Bujoi, MD, New Mexico Heart Institute
  • Leonardo Macias, MD, Presbyterian Heart and Vascular Program
  • Mary Hawkins, CNP, UNM Cardiology Program

9:40-10:10 a.m.   Regional Perspectives on Heart Failure Care

  • Craig Cannon, MD, New Mexico Cardiac Care, Las Cruces
  • Charles Wilkins, MD, San Juan Regional Medical Center, Farmington
  • Bill Mansfield, MD, Lovelace Health Plan
  • Fundador Adajar, MD, Cardiovascular Associates of Roswell

10:10-10:30 a.m.    Break

10:30-11:10 a.m.  New Technology and New Medications (Panel)

  • Sean Mazer, MD, New Mexico Heart Institute  
  • Sharif Halim, MD, Presbyterian Heart and Vascular Program
  • Robert Taylor, MD, Davita Medical Group

11:10-11:40 a.m.     Health Plan CMO Medicaid Director panel / reaction and dialogue

11:40-12:00 p.m.   Next steps in Collaboration to Improve the Health of New Mexico (wrap up)