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

October 7, 2018

Dear Members,

Recent News Events  – new postings

The new Crisis Triage Regulations have been approved and are set to be posted October 16.     See the  DOH e-mail announcement regarding the regulations and for information about applying to become a Crisis Triage Center.

The BCBS Centennial Care provider training calendar is posted.   Community based trainings will be held in multiple statewide venues October 16 – November 15.

REMINDER:   Don’t forget to REGISTER  for the  2018 Workforce Summit is scheduled for October 25.  Everyone is invited and encouraged to attend.  It’s free, and CEU’s are available but you must register.  Please see the flyer to sign up.

There is  also a summary  of Federal Funding approved and signed by the President in the Labor-HHS bill.

Upcoming Events

Reminder:  The MCO Provider Forums are posted for the changed October 24, 2018 date.

State, Regional and National News:

Reminder:   The Quarterly MCO/Provider meeting with state agencies is scheduled for Monday, October 15 in Santa Fe.  See upcoming events.

Upcoming information will be available regarding new Medicaid regulations and anticipated Medicaid  Supplementals.


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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