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

January 21, 2019

Dear Members,

New information on our website.   We are privileged to host HSD/BHSD’s new information on Clinical Supervision.   More information will be coming out to describe the site but take a spin around it….. you will be impressed.

Upcoming Events

The 2019 MCO Provider Forums begin this Thursday, January 24.  All sites are posted and the MCO’s are ready for our questions.  There will be robust discussions about the new Fee Schedule and other important billing processes and requirements.

Save the Dates:  Our next Quarterly Membership meeting, February 5, 2-5 p.m. is  in Santa Fe.   This will have our Legislative Agenda as focus and will include a lobbyist giving tips on effective legislative advocacy.

We hope you will stay the night in Santa Fe   and participate Behavioral Health Days at the Legislature on Feb. 6 from 8 – 12 noon.  Watch for  detailed information.

Also watch for information coming out about our new address and posting of a staff position for the NMBHPA.  Lots happening!!

Best regards,  Maggie

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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