New Mexico

Ranking Highlights

2020 RankChange from Baseline
Overall Ranking30+3
Access and Affordability36+11
Prevention and Treatment34+1
Avoidable Hospital Use and Cost10-2
Healthy Lives39-1
Medicaid Expansion (as of Jan. 2018)Yes


New MexicoAverage
Total Population2,061,667322,324,172
Median Household Income$47,717$67,877
Below 200% of Federal Poverty Level (FPL)42%30%
% White Race, Non-Hispanic37%60%
% Black Race, Non-Hispanic2%12%
% Other Race, Non-Hispanic12%9%
% Hispanic Ethnicity49%18%
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Top Ranked Indicators

  • Home health patients with a hospital admission
  • Public health funding
  • Central line-associated blood stream infection (CLABSI)

Bottom Ranked Indicators

  • Children without a medical home
  • Suicide deaths
  • Alcohol deaths

Most Improved Indicators

  • Central line-associated blood stream infection (CLABSI)
  • Home health patients without improved mobility
  • Uninsured adults

Indicators That Worsened the Most

  • Adults with any mental illness reporting unmet need
  • Alcohol deaths
  • Preventable hospitalizations ages 18–64

Comparison with the U.S. Average

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Estimated Gains New Mexico Could Expect if Performance Improves to Match Top States

Top State in the U.S.Top State in the Southwest regionGains for New Mexico
144,1790more adults and children would be insured
95,0230fewer adults would skip needed care because of its cost
111,09418,516more adults would receive age- and gender-appropriate cancer screenings
2,4840more children (ages 19–35 months) would receive all recommended vaccines
46,0941,157fewer employer-insured adults and elderly Medicare beneficiaries would seek care in emergency departments for nonemergent or primary-care-treatable conditions
617195fewer premature deaths (before age 75) would occur from causes that are potentially treatable or preventable with timely and appropriate care

Estimated impact if this state’s performance improved to the rate of two benchmark levels — a national benchmark set at the level of the best-performing state and a regional benchmark set at the level of the top-performing state in region ( Great Lakes, Mid-Atlantic, New England, Plains, Rocky Mountains, Southeast, Southwest, West). Benchmark states have an estimated impact of zero (0).