Wed., January 30, 2013 8:44am
Gov. Nathan Deal's plan to avoid losing more than $450 million in federal money for Medicaid has cleared another legislative hurdle. A House committee on Tuesday endorsed the proposal to let an appointed board set special hospital fees to support Medicaid. Senate Bill 24 is headed to the full House.
Thu., August 30, 2012 6:53pm
Hospital officials and advocates for patients say Gov. Nathan Deal's decision to reject the expansion of Medicaid prescribed by the Affordable Care Act would leave thousands of the poorest Georgians uninsured.
Tue., June 19, 2012 5:42pm
Drug shortages are reaching critical levels at hospitals in Georgia and across the nation. Georgia’s emergency medical providers recently sent a letter to the state’s public health commissioner warning that drug shortages are endangering patients. At a recent conference at Emory University in Atlanta doctors and lawyers grappled with how to solve the problem.
Mon., May 28, 2012 9:00am
Georgia’s hospitals contribute $38 billion to the state’s economy, according to a new analysis from the Georgia Hospital Association. The total includes jobs, direct spending and the ripple effects of that spending and employment.
Mon., January 16, 2012 3:00pm
Hospitals in Georgia are suffering under the weight of the sluggish economy, and the financial strain is especially heavy for smaller, rural medical centers. Nearly half of the state’s rural hospitals are operating in the red, according to the latest hospital financial survey by the state Department of Community Health.
Mon., September 19, 2011 2:57pm
Despite a still shaky economy, multi-million dollar hospital expansion projects are moving ahead across the state. For some hospitals, there’s no choice. Hospital CEO’s say they need to serve a growing and aging population, and fight-off competitors for future patients.
Wed., September 14, 2011 2:48pm
A nationwide hospital accrediting agency is singling out 13 Georgia hospitals for an elite distinction. The hospitals are among about four-hundred nationwide earning top marks from the Joint Commission. That's the non-profit agency that deems hospitals worthy of Medicaid and Medicare reimbursement.
Thu., May 19, 2011 1:30pm
The state’s trauma care commission has more money to work with in the coming budget year. And some of that will be used for an important upgrade to the statewide trauma network this summer.
Tue., March 22, 2011 6:33pm
A Senate committee today passed a measure that creates a commission to scrutinize bills relating to health insurance.
Thu., February 10, 2011 8:22am
The House has approved an $18 billion budget that funnels additional money to hospitals that care for large numbers of poor patients.