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See who’s filed to sell plans on NM’s health exchange so far

 
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Albuquerque Business First

Dennis Domrzalski, Reporter- Albuquerque Business First

About five companies have filed to sell insurance on New Mexico’s Health Insurance Exchange, state Insurance Superintendent John Franchini said Friday.

While Franchini didn’t have the names of the insurers, spokespeople from Lovelace Health Plan, Presbyterian Health Plan, Blue Cross and Blue Shield of New Mexico, New Mexico Health Connections and Molina Healthcare of New Mexico confirmed that their companies had filed with the New Mexico Division of Insurance to sell on the exchange.

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Communications Key to Hospital Award

 
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ABQ Journal

By Rosalie Rayburn / Journal Staff Writer

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Lovelace Women's Hospital DIEP Flap Surgery

 
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KOB-TV

Up until recently, New Mexico women had limited options for breast reconstruction, forcing some doctors to send their patients out of state.  Now, a partnership between Lovelace Women's Hospital and two local surgeons is opening doors for breast cancer patients. Heather Mills reports.

"You never think that word is going to be associated with your name. It's not going to happen to me," said Rita Erickson. She was diagnosed with breast cancer in July of 2011. A month later, she had a mastectomy, and simultaneously, received an implant.

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Martinez makes her appointments to health insurance exchange board

 
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Albuquerque Business First

Dennis Domrzalski, Reporter- Albuquerque Business First

Gov. Susana Martinez on Thursday made her six appointments to the New Mexico Health Insurance Exchange board of directors.

The appointments include New Mexico Human Services Department Secretary Sidonie Squier and Ben Slocum, president and CEO of Lovelace Health Plan, Martinez’s office said.

The board, which is charged with building the state’s insurance exchange, will hold its first meeting in Albuquerque on April 29 and 30.

Martinez’s other appointees were:

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Lovelace, Atrinea open new Rio Rancho clinic

 
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Albuquerque Business First

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Volunteers play key role in hospital care

 
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Albuquerque Business First

 Dennis Domrzalski, Reporter- Albuquerque Business First

At Lovelace Health System’s hospitals they cuddle babies, deliver beverages to patients’ rooms, work the information desks and provide spiritual guidance to patients.

At Presbyterian Healthcare Services’ hospitals they play music and sing to patients, sew pillows, staff the gift shops and help out in the emergency rooms.

They are volunteers, and they provide valuable services to patients and free up clinical staff to practice medicine.

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Governor appoints NM health exchange board members

 
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Associated Press

By Barry Massey/Associated Press

SANTA FE, N.M. (AP) - Gov. Susana Martinez has named medical care, insurance and business officials to the governing board of New Mexico's state-run health insurance exchange, which must be quickly implemented in the new few months.

The exchange is to serve as a marketplace for the uninsured to buy medical coverage.

Martinez on Thursday announced six appointees to the exchange's board of directors. They join six members named by legislators.

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Governor appoints NM health exchange board members

 
Source: 
Associated Press

By Barry Massey/Associated Press
April 25, 2013

SANTA FE, N.M. (AP) - Gov. Susana Martinez has named medical care, insurance and business officials to the governing board of New Mexico's state-run health insurance exchange, which must be quickly implemented in the new few months.

The exchange is to serve as a marketplace for the uninsured to buy medical coverage.

Martinez on Thursday announced six appointees to the exchange's board of directors. They join six members named by legislators.

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People on the Move, Dr. John Iacuone

 
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Albuquerque Business First

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