Lovelace Pilot Reduces Hip, Knee Surgery Costs
New Mexico Business Weekly November 30, 2012
By Dennis Domrzalski, Reporter
When Dr. Richard White decided to participate in a federal Medicare pilot program in Albuquerque to standardize hip and knee replacement surgeries, he was excited because he knew bringing down the cost of the surgeries would be a key step in helping reduce overall care costs.
But White, a consultant for orthopedic program development at Lovelace Health System, has...