New Mexico

Updated on March 28, 2023

This data is meant to be used for educational purposes to inform providers, patients, insurers, and state Medicaid agencies what genetic services may or may not be written into each state’s Medicaid policy. The database is not meant to indicate or imply whether a certain program will cover a specific service, since many decisions are made on a case by case basis. If you have specific questions about whether a service is covered, you should reach out to your plan administrator. Please see this disclaimer below for more information.

Medicaid Coverage Information Published


State Contact Information

Nicole Comeaux, Division Director
The Human Services Department’s Medical Assistance Division (MAD) Medical Assistance Division
P.O. Box 2348
Santa Fe, NM 87504-2348
(505) 827-3100

General Genetic Testing Criteria

Genetic Testing Not Covered

State Specific Definition

Genetic Services for Children

Genetic Counseling Requirement

Metabolic Formula Coverage Legislation

Metabolic Formula Coverage & Criteria

Prior Authorization Requirements

All medicaid services are subject to utilization review for medical necessity and program compliance. Reviews can be performed before services are furnished, after services are furnished and before payment is made, or after payment is made.

Prior Authorization Forms

Fee Schedule

BRCA Testing Coverage

Coverage is available.

Requirements for BRCA

Cystic Fibrosis Screening

Hereditary Cancer Testing Coverage

Lynch Syndrome Testing Coverage

Microarray Testing

Newborn Screening

Panel Testing

Pharmacogenetic Testing

Prenatal Testing Offered

Whole Exome Sequencing

Other Tests Covered

Other Information

Children’s Medical Services – “We are the go-to for families who have a child or youth with special health care needs (CYSHCN). Children and Youth with Special Health Care Needs means an individual younger than 21 years old, experiencing a moderate to severe medical condition:

  1. With significant potential or actual impact on long term health and ability to function; and
  2. Which requires specialized health care services and/or a variety of services from multiple diverse systems.”


  • Managed Care Policy Manual
    • NMAC Program Rules Chapter 324 – Adjunct Services, Vision Appliances, Hearing Appliances, Durable Medical Equipment, Oxygen, Medical Supplies, Prosthetics and Orthotics
      • Children’s Medical Services
Newborn Screening Reimbursement


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