Ruidoso village officials said at their meeting earlier this month the transition of employees to the Lovelace Health Plan is going smoothly.
Insurance brokers work with businesses and their employees to navigate a slew of health care acronyms, explain what it means to be in or out of network and generally help companies find the best health insurance coverage.
But health care reform, particularly the health insurance exchanges that are supposed to make it easy for companies and individuals to buy insurance, could greatly reduce the role brokers play in the process.
Lovelace Health Plan said Monday that it has been chosen to insure 400 of the village of Ruidoso’s employees and their families.
As part of the contract, Lovelace worked with Quest Diagnostics to offer a blood draw station at the office of Dr. Frank Dimotta in Ruidoso, Lovelace said in a news release.
Village employees, their family members and any Lovelace Health Plan member will be able to get blood drawn at the office, Lovelace said.
Lovelace Health Plan is pleased to announce it has been chosen to insure Village of Ruidoso employees and their family members.
This contract provides about 400 people with Lovelace Health Plan’s affordable, accessible coverage as well as access to Lovelace Health System’s high quality technology and service. Lovelace Health Plan offers access to more than 9,000 health care providers and specialists across New Mexico and in bordering states.
The Juvenile Diabetes Research Foundation recently donated a large banner to the Lovelace Westside Hospital Inpatient Pediatric Unit so the children staying in the Inpatient Pediatric Unit could enjoy it and continue to color the banner in. The banner is 20 feet by 8 feet.
Lovelace Health System and PNM have joined with the New Mexico Association of Commerce and Industry to launch the state’s first “Economic Gardening” pilot program designed to help existing New Mexico companies grow.
ACI, in an news release, said it is working in conjunction with the Edward Lowe Foundation and the National Center for Economic Gardening. The city of Las Cruces and the Four Corners Economic Development Corp. also will be partners in the pilot program.
Lovelace Women’s Hospital, Lovelace Westside Hospital and Lovelace Health Plan have been recognized by Modern Healthcare as among the 100 Best Places to Work in Healthcare nationally in 2012.
The Lovelace businesses were the only New Mexico health care operations to be honored by Modern Healthcare, which is a leading industry provider of business news.
Selection was based on information provided by employers and employees and was open to all health care companies with at least 25 employees.
Lovelace Health System and the Public Service Co. of New Mexico have partnered with the New Mexico Association of Commerce and Industry to launch the state’s first "economic gardening" pilot program.
Lovelace Women’s Hospital, Lovelace Westside Hospital and Lovelace Health Plan, were the only hospitals and health plan in New Mexico recognized by Modern Healthcare as among the 100 Best Places to Work in Healthcare nationally in 2012.
Selection was based on information provided from both employers and employees and was open to all health care companies with at least 25 employees.
Lovelace Health System knows that mammograms and early detection can save lives for breast cancer patients. Because mammograms are a doctor’s best tool for detecting changes in your breasts, they are vital in assessing your total breast health. The American Cancer Society recommends a baseline mammogram for all women by age 40 and annual mammograms after that. Compared to other cancers, breast cancer is more treatable if found early. Currently, mammography, monthly breast exams and clinical breast exams are the main ways to screen for breast cancer.