Georgia Watch Comments on New CMS Informed Consent Rules

The Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services (CMS) has proposed new regulations related to the informed consent documents patients receive prior to elective procedures in hospitals. These documents are critical to effectively engaging patients in decisions about their healthcare. However, …

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“Hundreds of thousands could lose insurance in Georgia under GOP plan”

By Misty Williams – The Atlanta Journal-Consitution Published online: March 15, 2017, In print: March 16, 2017 An estimated 750,000 Georgians — many of them poor and older — could lose their health insurance under the GOP’s Obamacare replacement plan, a new analysis shows. …

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“Georgia lawmakers to tackle ‘surprise’ medical billing to patients”

Written by: Andy Miller, Georgia Health News Published: January 26, 2017 When his 5-year-old son suffered a burn injury, Michael Caraway took him to a local hospital emergency room. The hospital was in Caraway’s insurance network. His son got successful …

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