The Behavioral Health Providers’ Association of New Mexico is a professional membership organization working to ensure that behavioral health providers share a unified voice in advocating for their clients and services in New Mexico.

The NMBHPA is a non-profit trade association of behavioral health entities providing publicly funded behavioral health care in New Mexico.   Led by a 15-member Board of Directors and a staff Executive Director and representing various types of  providers (agencies, individual practitioners, group practice plans, and professional associations) the NMBHPA provides behavioral health policy and legislative advocacy, and continuous system improvement.

Current Happenings

July 20, 2018

Dear Members,  All postings are listed  by category …  scroll down the right side of any of the navigation pages.

Recent News Events

New postings include the January 2019 Children’s Law Institute Call for Papers, and the HSD issued updated Centennial Care 2.0 FAQ’s.

Upcoming Events

Reminder:  The four MCO Provider Forums are scheduled for this upcoming Thursday, July 26 (4th Thursday).   Check with your billing and finance staff to identify new or recurrent issues including any concerns implementing the new Fee Schedule     Providers who have been attending are receiving resolution on their specific issues and our partnership communication with the MCO’s is improving.  Please join in.

Upcoming August meetings

  • NMBHPA Quarterly Membership meeting is August 13 in Albuquerque
  • State Agencies/Provider Association monthly  meeting on August 20 in Santa Fe.  All providers are welcome to attend or call in.
  • NMBHPA Board of Directors meeting in Santa Fe

State, Regional and National News

Be sure to read and share with your medical staff the  JAMA article on over use of psychiatric medication and diagnosis in children on Medicaid, and the CYFD  paper published by New Mexico experts in  October 2017,  PSYCHOTROPIC MEDICATION UTILIZATION PARAMETERS FOR CHILDREN AND YOUTH IN FOSTER CARE Introduction and General Principles. Talk together about these issues and how they might affect the children your agency serves.

National Council Capitol Connector:  “CMS proposes Overhaul of Medicare Billing Standards” and more.

2018 Activities

The NMBHPA  contributes to ongoing behavioral health system improvements in a leadership role.   Some of our activities in FY 2018 have included:

  • Supporting and participating in  health home development, integrated care education and learning.
  • Joining the Medicaid Advisory Committee as a regular member
  • Addressing escalating Health Insurance costs for member organizations and their staff through legislative testimony.
  • Hosting a Roundtable discussion with national leaders from the Child Welfare League of America on building partnerships and collaboration for child and youth services
  • Participating on the  UNM Workforce Development Project
  • Co-hosting a Gubernatorial Candidate Forum with the Association for Developmental Disability Community Providers and the New Mexico Health Care Association.

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