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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“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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“The hospital combination game: 2 examples in Georgia”

Published in Georgia Health News, April 3, 2016 Written by: Andy Miller The two deals are very different in size and other details, but the Georgia hospital combinations announced last week reflect the fast pace of such partnerships between sometimes …

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Georgia Watch Now a Regional Roll-Out for The Leapfrog Group

Georgia Watch is proud to announce a new partnership with The Leapfrog Group to encourage transparency, promote patient safety, and educate healthcare consumers. As Leapfrog’s new dedicated “Roll-Out” in Metro Atlanta, we hope to motivate community-wide collaboration to improve healthcare …

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