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.

Find out more...

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


May 9, 2018, 8 am - 12:30 pm



Obesity: It’s Complicated!

We all pay the tab for obesity.  How are we tackling obesity in the workplace?

Groups as diverse as Forbes, Commonwealth Fund and the National Alliance of Healthcare Purchaser Coalitions note that obesity (which continues to rise in the U.S.), is NOT just a major public health threat along the lines of the opioid epidemic, but also a huge economic problem for employers and insurance payers.


Obesity is linked to at least 60 chronic diseases that significantly increase medical costs of employer-sponsored benefits, and are leading to substantial economic losses for business--up to $147 billion nationally.   

Yet New Mexico employers, providers and health plans are making strides, often collaboratively, in tackling obesity. Join us at the upcoming free, half-day Obesity: It's Complicated! Summit, hosted by the New Mexico Coalition for Healthcare Value, to hear from and discuss with national and local healthcare, industry, and insurance experts the current challenges and promising preventive and treatment solutions in the state.  

Please note--registration is free, due to a grant from the National Alliance of Healthcare Purchasers Coalitions, but seating is limited! Please register now!

Society for Human Resource Management (SHRM) Credits Now Available


Mark your calendars for:
Obesity: It’s Complicated!
Wednesday, May 9, 2018
Albuquerque International Balloon Museum
8 a.m. – 12:30 p.m.

nmhcv logo

Preliminary Agenda  (April 25,2018)

8:00- 8:30 a.m.   Registration, Networking, Breakfast

8:30-8:35 a.m.   Welcome and Introductions

  • Pat Montoya, BSN, MPA, Executive Director, New Mexico Coalition for Healthcare Value


8:35-9:30 a.m.   Prevalence and Impact of Obesity--a Framework for Action

  • Bruce Sherman, MD, Chief Medical Officer, National Alliance of Healthcare Purchasers


9:30-10:00 a.m.   Utilizing the Power of Lab Data to Drive Improved Health Outcomes
  • Kathleen Swanson, M.S., R.Ph., Director, Enterprise Clinical Solutions, TriCore Laboratories
  • Joni Pompeo, Director, Strategic Programs and Project Management, TriCore Laboratories

10:00-10:30 a.m.  "Real Appeal"

  • Timothy Johnson, Vice President, Business Development, United Health Group

10:30-10:45 a.m.   Break

10:45-11:00 a.m.   Bariatric Surgery

  • Tom Rothfeld, MD, Chief Medical Officer, Presbyterian Health Plan

11:00-11:15 a.m.  Wellness Program Overview

  • Susie MacLean, Vice President, The Solutions Group
11:15-11:30 a.m.   Community – Population Health Initiatives
  • Angela Gallegos-Macias, MD, Medical Director of Family and Internal Medicine and Pediatrics, PMG-Isleta
11:30-12:00 p.m.   Food as the First Medicine
  • Mary Jane Favazza, Chief Revenue Officer, Good Measures


12-00-12:15 p.m.   Facilitated Audience Discussion and Response

12:15-12:30 p.m.   Follow up and Next steps