ALBUQUERQUE, N.M. — Big changes are coming to Medicare in 2016, and New Mexico’s payers and providers are gearing up to fulfill mandates prescribed by Uncle Sam in both far-reaching and small ways.
Some of the changes won’t affect New Mexicans but, in other cases, patients could see their doctors and hospitals working more closely with each other to help bring speedier medical recoveries for patients over age 65.
ALBUQUERQUE, N.M. — To accommodate hundreds of potential new patients living near downtown Albuquerque, Lovelace Medical Group has opened a new primary care facility adjacent to the Lovelace Medical Center campus.
Lucy Gray Perini, born around 2am Jan 1, was Lovelace Regional Hospital's first special delivery of 2016. Perini is the first-born child of Michael and McKenie Perini of Carlsbad. McKenzie said Lucy was born in the midst of a New Year's Eve party at the hospital surrounded by three sets of grandparents, aunts, uncles and cousins.
Wengert will be responsible for the clinical liaison team, case management functions of the organization and selected quality initiatives. She has been integral in marketing, business development and quality at the hospital, and has been a licensed speech language pathologist for over 18 years.