Lethbridge Herald, The (Newspaper) - July 23, 1974, Lethbridge, Alberta
The Lethbridge Herald SECOND SECTION July 1974 Pages 11 to 20 AMA fears control scant in medicare fund abuses The Alberta Medical Association is concerned there may be no control over the abuse of medicare payments to some medical I Tower is perch for f 1 worker I Ken Hunt swung 175 above ground as he bolted together CHEC H' Radio's new ij stereo FM transmitter ft tower The prefabricated in Toron- will replace the current FM tower on the roof of Holiday Inn CHEC manager Hal 4 Brown says the 86-foot tower is capable of sup- ill porting a FM antenna An application before the Canadian Radio Television Commission approving the new which will 5 increase CHEC's FM 8 braodcast range to 70 has not yet been heard by the CRTC Art manager of x Hunt says his crews are working on the tower at night v the wind is down the AMA ex- ecutive director said Monday Bob Clark told the Herald in a telephone interview from the association has approached the govern- ment about the type of reviews being carried out on Para-medical personnel who are billing the government for various health care services The AMA would like to see the mechanism by which the payment of x funds to these including chiroprac- tors and is reviewed operate a tight review system on the profession and we are keep- ing a clean house we would just like to make sure everyone else is doing the same Dr Clark said have had reassurances that there is a review but we wouldn't mind receiving fac- tual data on it but I guess we could be told it isn't any of our he said. The concern over the possi- ble abuse of medicare payments by paramedical personnel arose at an AMA board of directors meeting in March The at that agreed an enquiry should be made to the Alberta Health Care Insurance Commission concerning what is being done regarding professional review of practitioners other than physicians who are entitled to obtain AHCIC money Ben commission member and AMA liason for this matter said there is a review being earned out on para-medical groups to guard against medicare abuses is a need for concern but we are always doing something about it but there still may be a need for more he said The review of the para- medical groups is much the same as that the AMA does on its members but the fee schedule for other groups is limited in comparison with the medical profession Dr MacLeod said where there may be one or two items for which a profession other than physicians can bill the there are thousands of items the medical profession can claim Dr MacLeod has been approached verbally by the AMA with this concern and expects a written enquiry from he said Time Air ups may fly bigger plane from here to Edmonton Spidt ler man Like a gigantic spider weaving webs of steel above the Ken Hunt assembles a new radio trans- mission tower at Holiday Village. BILL GROENEN photos in cash still waits Two entrance ticket prizes remain unclaimed from Whoop-Up a Lethbridge Exhibition official said today The holder of Wednesday's lucky entrance ticket has come forward to claim his prize He was Ross Thornton of Lethbridge The holders of ticket number 8122 for Friday and 54887 for Saturday have a six- month time limit to present their stubs at the exhibition office on the fairgrounds and claim their prizes Time Air will fly to Grande Prairie from Edmonton even if the Canadian Transport Commission makes an un- favorable decision in its review of the the air- line's president said Monday Stubb Ross told The Herald his firm has received permis- sion to have two flights daily on the route But they had to be at specified which means buying another de Havilland Twin Otter just for that run The aircraft would not be used enough to pay for itself he said Time has asked the CTC to review its and would like to make three flights a day The success of Time's application for a larger air- craft on the Lethbridge Calgary Edmonton route would free a Twin Otter already in service for the Grande Prairie Edmonton said Mr Ross The 36-passenger Fairchild F-27 would go into service on the Lethbridge Calgary Ed- monton route Oct he said Time will begin making two flights a day to Grande he said If the CTC responds favorably to the company's a third flight will be added later The starting date will not be earlier than Oct 27 because Time's personnel will have to be trained to fly and service the he said Oct 27 is the day on which daylight saving time ends and all airline schedules said Mr Ross Six persons injured in traffic mishaps Motor vehicle accidents in Lethbridge Monday sent six people to hospital and caused several thousand dollars damage An accident at 7th Avenue and 16th St N sent three peo- ple to hospital Mary the driver of an eastbound is in satisfactory con- dition in St Michael's Hospital Victoria 2107 13th Ave N a passenger in the Peters vehicle is also in satisfactory condition and Anna Dlubec from Connec- another passenger in the was treated and released Lethbridge police say Ms Peters car and a southbound car driven by George Huf- of 344 19th St N collided There was damage A motorcycle accident on the brewery hill sent two peo- ple to hospital Daniel of 621 14th St S lost control of his motorcy- cle and slid sideways along a guardrail for about 100 police said Barbara 1013 16th St a passenger on the is in satisfactory condition in Municipal Hospital Mr Waslovich was treated and released A seven-year-old Lethbridge boy is in good condition in Municipal Hospital after he was struck by a car at 7th Avenue South and Mayor Magrath Drive Ans De 2126 7th Ave S was running across Mayor Magrath Drive when he was struck by an automobile driven by Allen George of 1730 16th Ave S police said An accident at 1903 3rd Ave S caused damage but no injuries were reported Police allege a truck driven by David George of 1702 26th St S was travelling west on 3rd Ave S pulling a victory blade when the blade broke swerved to the right and collided with a gas pump at Econo 1903 3rd Ave S Mr Supma has been charg- ed with not using a chain on the hitch Flags taken from display A patriotic thief stole 16 Lethbridge Fire Department flags during Whoop-Up Days Two Canadian eight Canadian and eight Fort Whoop-Up flags were taken The fire department hangs the flags on Lethbridge streets during Whoop-Up Days Tne flags are worth about Terry 725 7th St S reported to Lethbridge police his blue and white Ford Grand Torino was stolen from the back of his residence today The car is valued at Broken pane nets charge A man has been charged with wilful damage after a window was broken at Southern Monument and Tile Ltd 121 13th St N Charged is Calvin Wo- of Suite No 57 Bridge Villa Estates Politicos must remove posters Political parties contesting the July 8 federal election have been warned they are violating a city bylaw by leav- ing their posters on display Tosh develop- ment officer for the has sent a letter to the parties forming them that posters should be removed within 14 days of an election. Some signs still graced publicly owned structures as the deadline ran out Monday. But no action is expected by the city until at least next when Mr Kanashiro returns from holidays Penalties can go as high as a fine or 30 days in jail for a person found responsible for leaving posters on display.