Understanding and tracking health care trends is an important part of both benchmarking individual hospital performance and identifying areas of focus in the advocacy arena. It was for these reasons that NMHA began its Utilization Report for collecting current utilization data. The UR program has been in existence for about 20 years.
Data submission to the New Mexico Hospital Association (NMHA) is voluntary and reported to NMHA directly by the hospital.
NMHA's Utilization Report is a monthly compilation of an aggregate volume of a broad range of services provided by the New Mexico acute care hospitals and other select hospitals:
Participating hospitals receive 13 reports during the calendar year: