State Quality Programs
The focus of the New Mexico Health Care Association and our member facilities is on improving the quality of care provided in long-term care facilities and the quality of life for residents.
New Mexico Value-Based Purchasing
The NM valued-based purchasing and nursing facility project is a four-pronged approach that includes a Community Advisory Board (CAB), MCO VBP workgroup, Provider Advisory Group (PAG) and Project ECHO. The project goal is to improve quality of care, reduce avoidable hospitalizations, and optimize health for all New Mexico Medicaid members receiving services in nursing facilities by 2023. This is being offered as a voluntary opportunity for all nursing facilities in New Mexico that are contracted with MCOs for Medicaid.
Anti Psychotic Medication Reduction Initiative
Thank you for your commitment to the quality of life of your residents. Thank you for your interest in being recognized through the Antipsychotic Medication Reduction Initiative. Thank you for your commitment to the appropriate use of antipsychotic medications. By participating in this initiative, you will receive the following benefits:
- Self-satisfaction with the assurance that your residents/clients are receiving only appropriate medications
- Recognition on the New Mexico Health Care Association/New Mexico Center for Assisted Living’s (NMHCA/NMCAL) website
- NMHCA/NMCAL will submit a press release about your achievement to your local news outlets
- A plaque, poster, or window sticker announcing your achievement
- Special recognition during NMHCA events
Best of the Best
The Best of the Best is a statewide awards program sponsored by the New Mexico Health Care Association and New Mexico Center for Assisted Living. It coincides with the Association’s annual convention every August. This year more than 100 caregivers were nominated in seven categories: Administrative Support, Resident Support, Direct Caregiver, Licensed Nurse, Manager, Nurse Manager, and Administrator of the Year.
2022 Best of the Best
Congratulations to all of the nominees, finalists, and winners!
Administrator of the Year - Jody Knox, Lakeview Christian Home
Resident Support Award - Roberta Vigil, Santa Maria El Mirador
Licensed Nurse Award - Paulie Nates, Casa Real
Nurse Manager Award - Ramona Lenderman, The Village at Northrise
Administrative Support - Sarah Mojica, Country Living Residential Care
Social Services Award - Efren Gallardo, III, The Neighborhood at Rio Rancho
Support Services Award - Leona Valencia, South Valley Care Center
Manager Award - Eric Pedro, Laguna Rainbow Nursing Center
Direct Caregiver Awards
Jeanette Gonzales, The Rehabilitation Center of Albuquerque
Nathaniel Lucero, Laguna Rainbow Nursing Center
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CMP Quality Grant
NMHCA provides one-on-one consultation to our members to help identify areas where quality measures can be improved as well as identify best practices to assist facilities in their efforts.
Need help with your Quality Measures? Contact Patricia Whitacre, RN, at firstname.lastname@example.org to schedule a visit.