PUBLIC INFORMATION & COMMUNICATIONS
Today, the New Mexico Human Services Department announced an additional clothing allowance that will help more than 15,000 children throughout New Mexico. Effective Jan. 1, eligible households will receive an additional $50 per child to buy clothes for the second half of the school year.
The New Mexico Human Services Department (HSD) and New Mexico Department of Veterans’ Services (DVS) have launched new online portals that will act as “one-stop shops” to help people find and navigate the behavioral health-related and veterans services available to them.
The New Mexico Human Services Department (HSD), Behavioral Health Services Division (BHSD), Office of Substance Abuse Prevention (OSAP) is posting this notice to allow public comment on the Substance Abuse Prevention and Treatment (SAPT) Block Grant Federal Fiscal Year 2016 Synar Component Final Report.
The New Mexico Human Services Department’s (HSD) campaign to raise awareness of prescription drug abuse, called A Dose of Reality, has been awarded the 2015 Silver Cumbre Award for public service campaigns from the New Mexico chapter of the Public Relations Society of America.
Today, New Mexico Human Services Department Cabinet Secretary Brent Earnest announced that New Mexico has improved ten spots in Mental Health America’s annual rankings, The State of Mental Health in America. New Mexico showed significant improvement across the board in these rankings, including overall, adult, youth, need, and access categories.
Centennial Care Public Forum
The State invites you to participate in a public forum and provide meaningful comments about Medicaid’s Centennial Care program. The State looks forward to receiving the public’s feedback about its managed care program during the first 18 months of its implementation. Per its agreement with the federal government, the State may hold the public forum as part of its Medicaid Advisory Committee (MAC) meeting. The forum will take place at the next MAC meeting on Monday, November 23rd, from 1-4pm at the Garrey Carruthers State Library in Santa Fe. Providers, members, advocacy groups and other parties interested in discussing the Centennial Care program are welcome to attend. We look forward to your participation. For more information, contact 505 827-3102.
ICD-10 Implementation Provider Support Contact Information
Beginning October 1st 2015, Xerox Provider Relations will have a new telephone option to accommodate Provider related ICD-10 inquiries. Business hours are 8 a.m. – 5 p.m., Monday – Friday and Thursday 8 a.m. – 4 p.m. General ICD-10 Questions and Issues: Xerox PR Call Center 1-800-299-7304 Option 7 or Locally at 505-246-0710 Electronic Submission (EDI) Questions: Xerox HIPAA Helpdesk 1-800-299-7304 Option 6 then Option 4 ICD-10 Test File Questions or Issues: Xerox HIPAA Helpdesk 1-800-299-7304 Option 6 then Option 4 ICD10 Testing and Provider information: https://nmmedicaid.acs-inc.com/static/ProviderInformation.htm#ICD_10Testing
For the fourth year in a row, Governor Susana Martinez announced the success of New Mexico’s annual child support bench warrant round up. This year’s program collected more than $150,000 in unpaid child support.
SNAP Fraud Alert
There have been reports of the general public receiving unsolicited calls from what appears to be the SNAP toll free information hotline number: 1-800-221-5689. The unsolicited callers are requesting personal information offering assistance for filling out a SNAP application or other non-SNAP related services such as home security systems. Never provide personal information or your credit card number over the phone to unsolicited callers. This outside entity that has “spoofed” the SNAP toll free information hotline number is not affiliated with FNS or SNAP. If you suspect that you are receiving illegitimate calls from 1-800-221-5689, you may file a complaint with the FCC. If you have already fallen victim to this or a similar scam, please visit: http://www.ftc.gov/bcp/edu/microsites/idtheft/ for more information on identity theft.
Today, Governor Susana Martinez announced the expansion of the state’s mental health crisis hotline, a phone line established in 2013 that provides New Mexicans access to local assistance and resources during a mental health crisis. The expansion of the New Mexico Crisis Line (NMCAL) includes additional funding and certified peer counselors, which will help improve access to treatment and care to New Mexicans or their loved ones experiencing mental health or behavioral health crises.
Centennial Care Expands Behavioral Health
ICYMI: Abq Journal: Editorial: Revamped systeme expands NM behavioral heatlh care http://t.co/n7gKs17DPg ??
We have seen an 83.79% increase in the number of behavioral health consumers being served. This represents more consumers served by the State than ever before!
Significant Increases in Behavioral Health Consumers Served
ICYMI: ABQ Journal: State reports significant increase in behavioral health consumers http://goo.gl/hkNY8H
Today the New Mexico State Senate confirmed Brent Earnest as Secretary of HSD by a vote of 38-0.
Legislators to honor behavioral health STARS.
The New Mexico Human Services Department’s (HSD) Child Support Enforcement Division (CSED) and the New Mexico Department of Game and Fish (DGF) are reminding all non-custodial parents who are interested in hunting or fishing licenses that they must first be in compliance with the Parental Responsibility Act (PRA).
Debido a un cambio en los proveedores de EBT, habrá una interrupción temporal a partir Sábado, 21 de febrero 2015 a las 10:00 pm hasta el Domingo, 22 de febrero 2015 a las 7:00 am.
Due to a switch in EBT vendors, there will be a temporary outage beginning Saturday, February 21, 2015 at 10:00pm through Sunday, February 22, 2015 at 7:00am
New Mexico has seen an increase in the number of consumers who have been seen for behavioral health services. The infographic outlines the data and the increases across all age groups.
The venue for the SNAP E&T and ABAWD rule hearing has been changed. The hearing will now be at the Harold Runnels Building Auditorium, 1190 St. Francis Drive, Santa Fe, NM. The time has not changed and remains from 9:00am-10:00am.
For the third year in a row, Governor Martinez announces a two-part crack-down on non-custodial parents who aren’t paying child support. The child support bench warrant operation starts August 4 and continues through the end of August.
The New Mexico Human Services Department and the New Mexico Department of Health announced that Centennial Care will cover a medication used to revive an individual experiencing a drug overdose. Naloxone, also known by its brand name Narcan, is a prescription medication that can be sprayed into the nose of a person experiencing an overdose from opioids (such as heroin, methadone, or prescription pain medications like oxycontin, hydrocodone, etc.) in order to reverse the overdose.
BHSD Behavoral Health Entity RFP Pre-Bidders Conference
BHSD is holding a pre-proposal conference for our BH Entity RFP tomorrow at 10:00 a.m. in the Large Conference Room at 37 Plaza la Prensa. Any potential bidder is welcome to attend.
The Medicaid Advisory Committee will meet on June 16th from 1:00pm-5:00pm. Location: Apodaca hall at the old P.E.R.A. Building (just east of the Capitol roundhouse building) 1120 Paseo De Peralta Santa Fe, NM 87501 The Centennial Care Public Forum will take place at this meeting. Click the title for the new agenda.
MAC Meeting Postponed
The May 12th MAC meeting has been postponed until June. HSD must schedule a larger venue for the meeting. We apologize for any inconvenience caused by this delay. The new meeting date, time and location will be announced soon. Please check back here for details.
Today HSD released a statement and point-by-point refutation of State Auditor Balderas’ politically motivated audit.
New Lobby Hours
Due to expansion of Medicaid categories, our offices are experiencing high volumes of applications. In order to process your applications more timely, we are temporarily changing our office hours. The new lobby hours will take effect Monday, February 3rd. LOBBY HOURS: 9:00am-4:00pm You can also apply for services online at http://www.yes.state.nm.us/ or contact our customer service center at 1 (800) 283-4465. YES-NM now has three other features you can use: 1. Report My Changes: Allows you to report a variety of changes including income, expenses, household composition, death, births, address, and marital status. 2. Renew My Benefits: Allows you to recertify your case that is due in the following month. 3. Check My Benefits: Allows you to view information about your case including the status of your benefits, any upcoming or missed appointments, any outstanding verifications needed, and the status of any Change Reports, Recertification or Fair Hearing requests.
HSD has compiled the fact sheet posted here to help assist with behavioral health resources during this stressful period in Roswell. If you are in need of immediate assistance, please contact NMCAL at 855-NMCRISIS (855-662-7474).
Additional behavioral health resources are available to those in Roswell this evening. Please click on the press release for details.
The New Mexico Human Services Department (HSD) announced the release of two additional Medicaid pay-holds to agencies audited by the State earlier this year.
The Human Services Department (HSD) announced that it is replacing its aging eligibility determination system to provide continuous service to over 800,000 New Mexicans in need.
The New Mexico State Police, Bernalillo County Sheriff’s Officers, and other law enforcement agencies will begin the “round-up” portion of the Child Support Enforcement Bench Warrant Program for delinquent non-custodial parents on Friday, August 23, 2013.
The New Mexico Human Services Department’s (HSD) Child Support Enforcement Division (CSED) is encouraging every one of the more than 700 individuals with bench warrants issued due to delinquent child support payments to visit one of the 14 CSED offices across the state and pay up to get their bench warrant quashed before law enforcement begin their round-up later this month.
New Mexico’s Human Services Department (HSD) Secretary Sidonie Squier testified before the Legislative Finance Committee, offering some clarity about the state’s recent audit of 15 behavioral health care agencies’ billing practices.
The federal Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services (CMS) has approved the New Mexico Human Services Department’s (HSD) 1115 Waiver, known as “Centennial Care.”
State of New Mexico Executive Office Santa Fe, New Mexico
HSD Selects Contractor to Assist in Exchange Development
State of New Mexico Executive Office Santa Fe, New Mexico
Governor Susana Martinez Encourages New Mexicans to Celebrate Good Mental Health During the Month of May
After a disaster, such as a wildfire, you may experience feelings of sadness, anger, guilt, or numbness. You may have trouble sleeping, be constantly “on the lookout” for danger, or be jumpy, irritable, or angry. Contact with certain people, sights or sounds may bring back bad memories of the fire or an overwhelming sense of grief. These are all normal reactions to stress.
NM Behavioral Health Collaborative Meets Thursday, April 12 in Santa Fe
NM Behavioral Health Collaborative Meets Thursday, January 12 in Santa Fe
NM Behavioral Health Collaborative Meets Thursday, October 13 in Santa Fe
Human Services Department Recognized for Efforts to Provide Timely Nutrition Assistance to Those Most in Need
Governor Susana Martinez Proclaims September National Substance Abuse Disorders and Mental Health Recovery Month in New Mexico
Santa Fe – On August 1, 2011, the NM Works contract in the amount of $8,722,416.37 was awarded to SL Start and Associates, LLC, a for-profit company based in Spokane, WA. Administrative offices in New Mexico are located at 2501 Yale Blvd SE, Suite 104, Albuquerque, NM 87106.
New Mexico Medicaid Director Selected for Medicaid Leadership Institute. Initiative will enhance the leadership capacity of Medicaid directors to pursue innovation in publicly financed programs to deliver higher quality, more cost-effective health care services.
Santa Fe – Today marks the mid-way point for the child support bench warrant amnesty period. Last week Governor Susana Martinez rolled out the new child support bench warrant program in Bernalillo, Sandoval, and Valencia Counties.
Child Support Enforcement Division Posts Record Collections. Collections Increase by 7% Over Previous Fiscal Year for a Total of $123.5 million
NM Behavioral Health Collaborative Meets Thursday, July 14 in Santa Fe
NM Human Services Department Selects Finalist for Statewide New Mexico Works Program Provider
HSD to Open SCI for Limited Population Additional 5,000 New Mexicans to Receive Low Cost Healthcare Through an Innovative Pilot Project
Human Services Department Recognized for Excellence in Programs