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Helping Seniors with Depression & Behavioral Health Issues

Prime Time

How much do you know about depression? This common behavioral health disorder is a medical illness that responds to treatment. We know that about one in 10 people in the United States is affected by depression and it can affect women and men of all ages. Depression is not a natural part of aging but rather a medical condition that should be treated aggressively.

Coordinated care: health care Rx, or HMOs all over again? New payment models will be a key issue

New Mexico Business Weekly

When ABQ Health Partners announced its merger this week with a California-based physicians’ group, it said it was hoping to accelerate its push into coordinated care, a team approach to health care.

The Albuquerque group’s new partner, HealthCare Partners, with more than 8,300 doctors, has been using the coordinated care model for decades, and it seemed like a good way to help ABQ Health Partners acquire the expertise and technology to employ the model.

Aging into Medicare: Your deductibles, expenses and options

PrimeTime by Marlene Baca

Becoming eligible for Medicare can be a great thing for thousands of New Mexicans. Medicare helps many Americans afford high quality health care. It is important, however, to know what expenses you’ll have as a Medicare recipient. We are continuing in our monthly series about what it means to age into Medicare and what Medicare means for you. This month, we will tell you more about the expenses associated with Medicare, so that you know what you can to expect to pay for your health care.

What are my expenses?

Ben Slocum, CEO of Lovelace Health Plan on Bob Clark Show Discussing Health Care Reform

Ben Slocum, CEO at Lovelace Health Plan recently joined Bob Clark on 770 KKOB-AM to talk about Health Care Reform and answer viewer questions. 

Health Care Waste Set at $750B a Year

ABQ Journal

 

The U.S. health care system squanders $750 billion a year — roughly 30 cents of every medical dollar — through unneeded care, byzantine paperwork, fraud and other waste, the influential Institute of Medicine said Thursday in a report that ties directly into the presidential campaign.

President Barack Obama and Republican Mitt Romney are accusing each other of trying to slash Medicare and put seniors at risk. But the counter-intuitive finding from the report is that deep cuts are possible without rationing, and a leaner system may even produce better quality.

Village chooses Lovelace for employee insurance

Ruidoso News

Ruidoso village officials said at their meeting earlier this month the transition of employees to the Lovelace Health Plan is going smoothly.

Will Brokers Have a Role in Health Insurance Exchanges

New Mexico Business Weekly

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 to insure 400 Ruidoso village employees

New Mexico Business Weekly

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.

Village of Ruidoso Chooses Lovelace Health Plan

Lovelace Health System

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.

Banner Donated to Lovelace

Rio Rancho Observer

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.

 

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Walgreens to Acquire Lovelace’s Retail Pharmacy Businesses

DEERFIELD, Ill., and ALBUQUERQUE, NM, March 9, 2015 – Walgreen Co.