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Health Facility Licensing

Health Facility Licensing & Certification (HFLC) is now health facilities and is composed of two bureaus, the Program Operations Bureau and the District Operations Bureau. These two bureaus are responsible for the licensing and certifying of all health facilities in New Mexico.

Together the two bureaus are responsible for establishing, monitoring and enforcing quality standards for over 3500 health facilities and laboratories to assure the health, safety, and wellbeing of residents/patients/clients.

Developing policy and collaborating with providers, consumers, regulatory agencies, state and local ombudsmen, federal, state and local policymakers, and professional associations to assure that quality standards are met. Assuring that the public receives the type of care that promotes their quality of life, their dignity, and their autonomy.


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CMP Grants Available

The Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services (CMS) and DHI is inviting proposals for consideration to use Civil Money Penalty (CMP) Funds in a federal national grant to support and further expand the National Partnership to Improve Dementia Care in Nursing Homes. Federal law provides for the collection and use of CMP funds imposed by CMS when nursing homes do not meet the Medicare Requirements for Participation. The Patient Protection and Affordable Care Act established that 90 percent of the federal portion of CMP funds could be used to support activities that benefit nursing home residents, including projects that assure quality care within nursing homes.

  • CMS Grants for Reinvestment of Civil Money Penalties to Benefit Nursing Home Residents for more info contact Health Facility and Licensing at 505-476-9025.
  • Application for CMP Funds

State Operations Manual

The Social Security Act mandates the establishment of minimum health and safety and Clinical Laboratory Improvement Act standards that must be met by providers and suppliers participating in the Medicare and Medicaid programs. The Secretary of the Department of Health and Human Services has designated Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services to administer the standards compliance aspects of these programs.The Social Security Act mandates the establishment of minimum health and safety and Clinical Laboratory Improvement Act standards that must be met by providers and suppliers participating in the Medicare and Medicaid programs. The Secretary of the Department of Health and Human Services has designated Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services to administer the standards compliance aspects of these programs.

Please read the Medicare & Medicaid Services State Operations Manual for complete details.


Regulations

Please visit the Regulations page for a complete listing of the rules and regulations which govern the majority of what we do.


Quick Links

Licensed Health Facilities

Search Licensed Health Facilities Survey Report of Findings

Search Medicare Nursing Home Compare

Nursing Home Compare provides details on nursing homes across the country. This includes nursing home inspection results, staffing levels, enforcement actions that the federal government have taken against the nursing homes and how well nursing home residents were treated in specific areas of care.