New Mexico Human Services Department Issues Supplement #22-12 “Suspension of Prior Authorization Requirements for Skilled Nursing, Long-Term Care, and Home Health Facilities/Agencies”

The New Mexico Human Services Department (HSD) has issued Supplement #22-12 effective December 9, 2022. This supplement temporarily suspends prior authorization requirements related to the discharge and transfer of members from an acute care facility (ACF) to a skilled nursing, long-term care or home health facility/agency.

This supplement is related to the Public Health Emergency Order that was declared on December 5, 2022 because of the increased cases of RSV, Influenza-Like Illness and COVID-19 that then impacted ACFs.


View the full supplement on HSD’s website.