“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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“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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