News Stories

Hoping ACA will reduce health costs fast? Good luck.

Albuquerque Business First

Dennis Domrzalski, Reporter- Albuquerque Business First

While the long-term goal of the federal Affordable Care Act is to reduce health care costs, that might not happen in the short term.

In fact, costs for caring for millions of patients who have never had regular health care or primary care doctors could spike as those people get regular doctors and those doctors order tests and other procedures in an effort to become familiar with their patients’ health status, said officials from two Albuquerque insurers.

Valley Fever Cases on the Upswing Locallyl

KOB-TV

Valley Fever is common in areas where it’s dry, like New Mexico. What’s in the dust can cause fevers, coughs and aches. It could be Valley Fever.

“Your summer cold that’s a little bit more serious than the typical summer cold and it doesn’t go away in 4 or 5 days,” said Dr. John Iacuone of Lovelace Health Plan.

Tech benefits medical offices

ABQ Journal

By Kevin Robinson-Avila / Journal Staff Writer 

Doctors are slamming money down on Seamless Medical Systems’ new iPad-based system for patient care.

The Santa Fe startup, which began marketing its software to hospitals and clinics in January, is about to close on a new, $1.5 million round of investment from 25 individual, or “angel,” investors, about a third of whom are practicing physicians, said Seamless Medical founder and CEO David Perez.

Lovelace donates vans to El Ranchito de los Niños

Valencia County News

By Deborah Fox / Staff Reporter

Spring weather graced the quiet rural Los Lunas community the morning Lovelace Rehabilitation Hospital made a special donation to El Ranchito de los Niños, a nonprofit alternative to foster care that keeps siblings together.

The hospital gave El Ranchito two shuttle vans, one with only 84,000 miles and both in great running order. The hospital could no longer use them because they lack the current safety standards for new wheelchair lifts.

Drs. Kiesling and Dawson Join Southwest Medical Associates

ABQ Journal

SOUTHWEST MEDICAL ASSOCIATES (SWMA) has hired two new doctors.

They are Carol Kiesling, OB-GYN and Patrick Dawson, OB-GYN.

How I handle the idea of working from home

Albuquerque Business First

By Gary Gerew, Assistant Editor 

Damian Esquibel, sales executive, Lovelace Health Plan

 

Lovelace donates vans to El Ranchito de los Niños

Valencia County News

By Deborah Fox / Staff Reporter

Spring weather graced the quiet rural Los Lunas community the morning Lovelace Rehabilitation Hospital made a special donation to El Ranchito de los Niños, a nonprofit alternative to foster care that keeps siblings together.

What should happen to indigent funds after ACA?

Albuquerque Business First

Dennis Domrzalski, Reporter- Albuquerque Business First

At some point after the federal Affordable Care Act takes effect in January 2014, pretty much every American will have health insurance.

In theory, that means just about every patient that walks through a hospital door will be a paying customer. There will be no, or at least very little, care that hospitals provide for which they won’t be paid.

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