Telehealth is booming in Georgia. But even with all the advances, the spread of technology for patients who are poor or older or housebound is slow. Outdated connectivity issues and the Medicare health payment system are obstacles.
Georgia health care had more than its share of drama and surprises in 2013. Some of the big stories were linked to the Affordable Care Act. This far-reaching federal law, passed in early 2010, was still generating changes and attracting controversy as if it were brand new. But the ACA wasn’t the only hot topic in Georgia health. Issues ranged from drug scares to complex policy disputes and funding battles.