“Health assessment stirs questions . . . even before it’s released”

Published November 8, 2015 in Georgia Health News Written By: Syndey Devine Two Athens hospitals are sitting on a federally mandated report they commissioned early this year, and people who run safety net clinics and social service agencies are anxiously …

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“Legislators examine consumer shocker of medical ‘balance billing’”

By Andy Miller – For the Atlanta Journal Constitution – Posted Thursday, October 8, 2015 A patient scheduled for surgery makes sure that both the hospital and surgeon are in the health plan’s network prior to the operation. But after …

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“Ga. uninsured rate improves, but still ranks among the highest”

By TOM CRAWFORD | Published: SEPTEMBER 18, 2015 The percentage of Georgians without health insurance declined in 2014, as it did in most other states, an improvement that was attributed to a stronger economy and the availability of coverage through the Affordable Care Act …

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“UPDATE: HIV meds to remain on preferred status with Medicaid”

Georgia Voice, Patrick Saunders, August 25, 2015, 11:48am UPDATE 4:55 p.m.: All single-pill HIV regimens will remain on preferred status with Medicaid. Commissioner Reece’s office confirms that the DCH website will be updated to reflect this update. Here’s the blow-by-blow …

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“WellStar Health System seeks to buy five metro Atlanta hospitals”

By Andy Miller, as published Thursday, July 23rd in the Atlanta Journal Constitution One of Atlanta’s biggest health systems is aiming to expand its reach across the metro area by buying up five hospitals — a move that could set …

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“Health Briefs: Eastside offers community health screening”

Thursday, June 4, 2015 – Gwinnett Daily Post GMC recognized by health organization Gwinnett Medical Center was recently recognized by Georgia Watch, a statewide consumer advocacy organization, for its work in several areas. The Lawrenceville-based hospital was evaluated in Georgia …

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