ALBUQUERQUE — The New Mexico Human Services Department (HSD) has notified Blue Cross and Blue Shield of New Mexico (BCBSNM) of HSD’s intent to award BCBSNM a Turquoise Care contract for 2024.
“We are proud to continue serving our Medicaid members,” said Janice Torrez, BCBSNM president. “We have a longstanding commitment to increasing access to high-quality, cost-effective, equitable health care in our state, which includes addressing critical health needs and social determinants of health. We’re proud to provide innovative programs and services to help improve health outcomes and reduce disparities for New Mexico’s Medicaid population.”
BCBSNM has participated in the state’s Medicaid program since 2008. Nancy Smith-Leslie, chief executive officer of BCBSNM Medicaid, will spearhead implementation efforts over the next several months. “We look forward to continuing our collaboration with HSD, providers and community partners to once again provide the best care and highest quality of services across our state.”
The new contract will begin July 1, 2024. Read the press release from HSD.
About Blue Cross and Blue Shield of New Mexico
Blue Cross and Blue Shield of New Mexico is the largest commercial health insurer in New Mexico with nearly 700,000 New Mexicans carrying a Blue Cross and Blue Shield card. Since 1940, BCBSNM has been committed to promoting the health and wellness of its members and communities through accessible, cost-effective, quality health care. BCBSNM is a Division of Health Care Service Corporation, the country’s largest customer-owned health insurer. Health Care Service Corporation is a Mutual Legal Reserve Company and an Independent Licensee of the Blue Cross and Blue Shield Association.