BCBSNM Headquarters Home to New Government Programs Unit
New unit brings 30 new jobs to NM to help customers navigate the health system
Blue Cross and Blue Shield of New Mexico (BCBSNM) is pleased to announce that a new Government Programs Unit will be established in New Mexico to support Government Programs, including Medicare and Medicaid business for the HCSC Enterprise. The new division will be located at the BCBSNM headquarters in Albuquerque. The new unit will focus on care coordination and early intervention, case and condition management, medical review, and utilization management in collaboration with the HCSC Blue Cross and Blue Shield plans in Texas, Oklahoma, and Illinois.
“Supporting the health and well-being of Medicaid members is one of our most important initiatives,” said Kurt Shipley, President of BCBSNM. “This new unit is designed to focus on our expanding Medicaid business, now standing at approximately 28,000 members in New Mexico, as well as new Medicare Advantage products which we plan to introduce during the upcoming Annual Election Period (AEP) for Medicare.”
The new Government Programs Unit will be staffed with approximately 30 new positions to be hired in New Mexico. These positions will include health coordinators, customer advocates, case managers, and Medical Director resources.
“We’re looking forward to filling the new staff positions in New Mexico and growing our government programs markets,” said Tom MacLean, Vice President of Health Care Management and Executive Leader for this new unit. “This new unit strengthens our presence and commitment to the state of New Mexico. We are looking forward to getting this unit staffed and supporting our plans and members.”
About Blue Cross and Blue Shield of New Mexico:
With 300,000 members and serving another 100,000 New Mexicans through the nationwide BlueCard® Program, Blue Cross and Blue Shield of New Mexico is the largest commercial membership health insurer in New Mexico. 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 and fourth largest health insurer overall. Health Care Service Corporation is a Mutual Legal Reserve Company and an Independent Licensee of the Blue Cross and Blue Shield Association.
Becky Kenny, 505-816-2012 or 505-999-8806, Becky_Kenny@bcbsnm.com)
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