“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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Georgia Watch applauds U.S. Supreme Court decision in King v. Burwell

ATLANTA, GA June 25, 2015 – Today, the United States Supreme Court made an important decision that preserves health insurance coverage for the more than 400,000 Georgians who receive tax credits. “Georgia Watch is breathing a sigh of relief because …

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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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Georgia Watch releases report on nonprofit hospital compliance with new rules

ATLANTA, GA, May 14, 2015 – Today, the Health Access Program at Georgia Watch released a report on Georgia nonprofit hospital compliance with new federal regulations that mandate thoughtful community benefit planning and increased transparency. Nonprofit hospitals classified by the …

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Georgia Watch approved for a $15,000 award by the Patient-Centered Outcomes Research Institute

May 4, 2015 – Georgia Watch has been approved for a $15,000 award by the Patient-Centered Outcomes Research Institute (PCORI) to support a project on Assessing Health Outcomes in Rural Areas where Nurse Practitioners Provide Primary Care. The Health Access Program at …

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“Will dental ruling send ripples through health care industry?”

As published in Georgia Health News on April 8, 2015 Written by: Judi Kanne A recent U.S. Supreme Court ruling about teeth-whitening services may have long-term implications for health care professionals and their practices across the country. The dispute involves the right of dental …

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