The New Mexico Human Services Department (HSD) announced Jan. 30 that it will cancel the procurement process for the selection of managed care organizations to deliver services to the state’s Medicaid Centennial Care members. 

There are currently 800,465 care members in the program.

According to HSD, the current contracts in place will continue until a new, expedited request for proposals (RFP) is issued, so there will be no disruption in services being provided.

The contracts for those companies are set to expire at the end of 2023.  

Since both Secretary David Scrase and the Medicaid Director Nicole Comeaux are leaving, new leadership will look at the design of the procurement because the original RFP is ending.

Since 2019, the Medicaid program has worked to improve program benefits, provider payments and access to care.

Approximately 25-37% of people in New Mexico are enrolled in Medicaid or CHIP services, which is higher than the national average.

Data provided by New Mexico Human Services.(Graph by Michaela Helean)