2017 News Releases
The Community Paramedicine Program at Blue Cross and Blue Shield of New Mexico (BCBSNM) has helped more than 1,100 Medicaid members reduce emergency room visits and ambulance use. Since the program launch in January 2016, BCBSNM has seen almost a 62 percent reduction in emergency room use and a 63 percent reduction in ambulance use by members in the program. BCBSNM estimates the program has avoided $1.7 million in medical costs for the state’s Medicaid program.
Oasis Albuquerque recently learned that Blue Cross Blue Shield of New Mexico would extend their support of the Oasis falls prevention programs.
CLNkids (formerly Cuidando Los Niños) announced today that it received a $50,000 grant from Blue Cross and Blue Shield of New Mexico (BCBSNM) through its Healthy Kids, Healthy Families® (HKHF) initiative. Because of our commitment to end child homelessness in New Mexico by offering free, high-quality early childhood education plus wrap-around services for parents, we are now partnering with BCBSNM whose HKHF vision is to help improve the health of youth and their families in local communities.
Special Olympics New Mexico Receives Grant From BCBSNM to Create Opportunities for Unified Champion Schools
Special Olympics New Mexico (SONM) announced today that it received a $30,000 grant from Blue Cross and Blue Shield of New Mexico (BCBSNM) through its Healthy Kids, Healthy Families® initiative. Because of our commitment to give people with intellectual disabilities continuing opportunities to participate in competitive sporting events and develop physical fitness, we are in our fifth year of partnering with BCBSNM, whose Healthy Kids, Healthy Families vision is to help improve the health of youth in local communities.
Blue Cross and Blue Shield of New Mexico Introduces Member Rewards to Encourage Consumer Engagement with Health Care Decisions
Program Offers Members Cash Incentives for Selection of Quality, Lower-Cost Providers
Blue Cross and Blue Shield of New Mexico Provided More Than $1.2 Million in Funding and Sponsorships to 86 Organizations in 2016
Blue Cross and Blue Shield of New Mexico (BCBSNM) donated more than $1.2 million dollars in community grants and sponsorships in 2016. BCBSNM collaborated with 86 community partners across the state to improve the health and wellness of New Mexicans, including such agencies as the American Lung Association, St. Martin's Hospitality Center, the Food Depot of Santa Fe, Albuquerque Healthcare for the Homeless and Southern New Mexico Diabetes Outreach. In addition, 312 BCBSNM employees donated more than 11,000 volunteer hours to a wide variety of organizations in the community.
New Health of America Report Shows Retail Clinic Visits are Up Despite a Lag Among Individually Insured
While many Americans are taking advantage of retail clinics, it seems not all consumers are accessing this convenient, lower-cost health care option at the same rate. Blue Cross Blue Shield Association's (BCBSA) newly released Health of America (HoA) Report found the upward trend in retail clinic visits was fueled by consumers who obtained health insurance through an employer.
Blue Cross and Blue Shield of New Mexico (BCBSNM) earned distinction for its workplace policies by Family Friendly New Mexico, a statewide project developed to recognize companies that have adopted policies that can give New Mexico businesses an edge in recruiting and retaining the best employees.