New Mexico

New Mexico Gov. Lujan Grisham recently signed into law SB 131, establishing a state Interagency Pharmacy Purchasing Council to leverage public purchasing power by reviewing and coordinating cost-containment strategies through procurement of pharmaceuticals, pharmaceutical benefits, and pooling of risk among state agencies. Cosponsored by state Sen. Jeff Steinborn* and Rep. Joanne Farrary, the law also […]

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  • How Governors Addressed Health Care in Their 2018 State of the State Addresses

    How Governors Addressed Health Care in Their 2018 State of the State Addresses

    Click here for a chart comparing the health topics each governor addressed. In their state of the state speeches, governors highlight policy successes and outline key proposals they want their legislatures to address. This year, governors highlighted health care issues such as Medicaid, behavioral health, and the opioid epidemic as policy priorities in these speeches. […]

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  • State Health Policy Blog

    Update: What’s New in State Drug Pricing Legislation?

    With 80 bills introduced in 2017, there is a high level of interest in pharmaceutical pricing among state legislators. However, despite legislative sessions wrapping up, very few laws have been enacted. To date, bills have passed in Maryland, Montana, New Mexico, New York, and Utah. In 2016, Vermont led the way with a price transparency […]

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  • The State of State Health Policy: Governors’ 2016 State of the State Addresses

    State of State speeches provide governors with an opportunity to highlight recent policy successes as well as outline key plans and issue areas of focus for the coming year. These speeches are generally strong indicators of governors’ main priorities and sometimes also include specific proposal suggestions and funding recommendations for deliberation by legislatures. Currently, 31 […]

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  • New Mexico: State Strategies to Enroll Justice-Involved Individuals in Health Coverage

    Policy and Process Changes   Policy Changes During the state’s 2015 legislative session SB 42 was introduced, which includes language indicating that incarceration is not a basis for denying or terminating an individual’s eligibility for Medicaid. The bill also permits individuals to apply for Medicaid while incarcerated and directs correctional facilities to inform the state […]

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    December 17, 2015 | Filed under: New Mexico

  • Webinars

    Improving Access and Building Behavioral Health Capacity Through Telehealth and Teleconsultation: Lessons from Mississippi and New Mexico

    During this webinar, attendees hear from leaders from two nationally-acclaimed programs, including the Center for Telehealth at the University of Mississippi Medical Center and Project ECHO. Discussion includes overviews of each program, including identification of best practices, lessons learned, and key takeaways for state policymakers. Audience Q&A follows.

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    November 4, 2015 | Filed under: Mississippi, New Mexico, Webinars

  • Webinars

    Corrections and Medicaid Partnerships: Strategies to Enroll Justice-Involved Populations

    Many individuals involved in the criminal justice system are now eligible for Medicaid in states that expanded the Medicaid program under the Affordable Care Act. Health coverage can provide individuals who are leaving incarceration with access to physical and behavioral health services critical to their successful reentry into the community. In some states, correctional agencies have partnered with Medicaid agencies to implement procedures to begin the Medicaid application process as individuals are nearing their incarceration release dates. This webinar features three states—Colorado, New Mexico and Wisconsin—that have initiated efforts to enroll justice-involved individuals in health coverage.

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    November 4, 2015 | Filed under: Colorado, Medicaid, New Mexico, Webinars, Wisconsin

  • Publications

    New Mexico’s State-Based Marketplace: An Emerging Model

    The Supreme Court’s ruling in King v. Burwell could have a significant impact on states. If the Supreme Court finds for the petitioners in King v. Burwell, states with Federally-Facilitated Marketplaces (FFMs), and possibly State Partnership Marketplaces (SPMs), may have to adopt a new model that qualifies as a State-Based Marketplace (SBM) to maintain access to the […]

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    June 16, 2015 | Filed under: New Mexico, Publications

  • New Mexico – Medical Homes

    In 2009, New Mexico unanimously enacted Chapter 143 of the 2009 Laws, intended to provide medical homes for members of the state’s Medicaid, Children’s Health Insurance Program (CHIP), and State Coverage Initiative (SCI) program. SCI is a public-private managed care program in New Mexico that targets low-income adults without insurance working for small employers. The […]

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    April 1, 2014 | Filed under: New Mexico

  • New Mexico

    New Mexico’s Medicaid program is currently in transition. Before January 2014, physical and oral health services were provided to almost all categories of Medicaid-enrolled children and adults in the state through comprehensive managed care organizations (MCOs) under a 1915(b) waiver program known as Salud! There were a total of 551,017 beneficiaries enrolled in New Mexico […]

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    November 5, 2013 | Filed under: New Mexico