“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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“WellStar OKs $575 million deal for Tenet hospitals”

By: Andy Miller, Georgia Health News Published: December 1, 2015 WellStar Health System announced Tuesday that it had agreed to buy Tenet Healthcare’s five metro Atlanta hospitals for $575 million. The deal, if approved by regulators, would make Marietta-based WellStar …

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Georgia Court of Appeals rules in favor of protecting caregivers when it comes to emergency hospital bills

Published by Georgia Watch’s Court Watch on November 23, 2015 In a ruling on October 6, 2015, the Court of Appeals of Georgia held that signing patient registration and consent forms on behalf of an incapacitated adult does not necessarily …

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“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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“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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