New Mexico Payment Resources
Summary of payment program
The State of New Mexico pays 100% of the forensic medical exam per victim per year on bills resulting from rape exams, evidence collection, or child sexual abuse exams. Up to $150 is paid on medical costs not associated with evidence collection (injury repair, medications, etc.). The Coalition sends packets with billing instructions to medical providers throughout New Mexico on how to obtain these payments. The bills and verification forms are then sent to the Coalition where they are verified for payable services. The verified bills are then paid by the Coalition through a special Behavioral Health Services Division.
The New Mexico Crime Victims Reparation Commission was formed in 1981 under the Crime Victims Reparation Act to assist victims of violent crime with expenses incurred as a result of their victimization.
New Mexico Crime Victim Compensation is a viable source of financial assistance to a victim that should not be overlooked for out-of-pocket expenses that might occur as a result of the crime. It is important for victims/claimants to file a compensation application even if the victim has other sources, such as health insurance, that can cover medical expenses.
Expenses incurred as a result of an incident must first be submitted to all readily available collateral sources, such as their insurance company, local indigent program, Medicare, and Medicaid for payment. Those expenses not fully covered by collateral sources will be potentially eligible for payment.
• The crime must have occurred in New Mexico
• The crime must be reported to a licensed medical provider, licensed mental health provider, tribal health provider or law enforcement agency
• A completed application must be filed within two (2) years of the incident. Some exceptions may be allowed for good cause
• The victim or claimant must cooperate fully with New Mexico Crime Victims Reparation Commission
New Mexico Crime Victims Reparation Commission Brochure
Complete applications can be emailed, sent via fax, or mailed to:
State of New Mexico Crime Victims Reparation Commission
6200 Uptown N.E., Suite 210
Albuquerque, New Mexico 87110
Telephone (505) 841-9432 / Fax (505) 841-9437
Toll free 1-800-306-6262
Or, apply online at www.cvrc.state.nm.us/cvrc-application/
For Providers –
The New Mexico Billing Verification Form and Verification of Medical Services Form MUST accompany each bill. Complete these two forms, including signatures, and attach the bill. Once complete, submit the bill to:
3909 Juan Tabo NE, Suite 6
Albuquerque, NM 87111
Coordination with healthcare
Sexual Assault Nurse Examiner (SANE) Programs provide medical/forensic exams for individuals who have been sexually assaulted. SANE services include a physical assessment, emergency contraception, injury documentation, forensic photography, and evidence collection up to five days after the sexual assault. SANE Programs offer medication for sexually transmitted infections (STI) up to 30 days after the assault. Services are available 24 hours a day, provided at no cost, and are confidential. No ID is required. Individuals can receive a SANE exam without filing a police report. Each SANE Program has a designated Coordinator who is active with their community co-responders and are available to assist with problems, questions, or presentations.