Community Medicaid Benefits

Life Spire Assisted Living is a Medicaid Approved Community Placement.

Centennial Care Overview
Centennial Care is the name of the New Mexico Medicaid program. Centennial Care began on January 1, 2014 with services provided by four managed care organizations (MCOs). These services include physical health, behavioral health, long-term care and community benefits.

Eligibility for all Medicaid programs requires that individuals meet certain federal guidelines. These include citizenship, residency and income requirements.

To apply for Centennial Care online, visit the YesNM Online Portal, create an account and follow the instructions.

To complete an application by phone, please call the Human Services Division’s Medicaid Expansion Hotline toll-free at 1-855-637-6574 or for general questions, please call 1-888-997-2583.

Centennial Care is a managed care program. … Community Benefit provides long-term care services for seniors in order to assist them in aging in place (in their home or in assisted living), rather than require nursing home placement.


In order to be eligible for long-term care Medicaid in New Mexico, there are functional limitations that must be met, as well as both income and asset restrictions. As of 2019, an individual senior applicant must not have a monthly income in excess of $2,313. This amount is currently equivalent to 300% of the Federal Benefit Rate (FBR). Married applicants (with both spouses applying) are each allowed up to $2,313 / month in income, which combined, equals $4,626 / month. The countable asset limit is set at $2,000 for a single elderly applicant and $4,000 for married couples with both spouses applying. However, there are several exempt, meaning non-countable, assets. These include an individual’s primary home, if valued under $878,000 and the individual, or their spouse, lives in it, household furnishings, personal belongings (clothing, wedding ring, etc.), an automobile, and a pre-paid, irrevocable (it cannot be changed or canceled) burial agreement.

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