Georgia Department of Behavioral Health and Developmental Disabilities Commissioner Kevin Tanner spoke at the 27th annual Carter Center Mental Health Forum on May 18. He says lack of access to behavioral health care has to do with staffing shortages and they are looking for ways to retain and recruit workers, including higher pay.
The Only Doctor is a documentary that takes a look at the experience of Dr. Karen Kinsell. She is the only doctor in a rural part of Georgia where 40% of the population lives below the poverty level.
Only adults below the poverty line who can work 80 hours a month will qualify for the new Medicaid program. Pathways to Coverage will go live in July.
Data from the Centers for Medicare and Medicaid show almost 19% network inadequacy among a study group of over 600,000 people in Georgia enrolled in marketplace insurance.
South Georgia is getting a new emergency room.South Georgia is getting a new emergency room.
Millions of people who enrolled in Medicaid during the COVID-19 pandemic could start to lose their insurance plans by April 1 if Congress passes the $1.7 trillion spending package leaders unveiled Tuesday.
The federal government should ensure Medicare Advantage insurers Humana and Aetna cover cataract surgeries for older Georgians without delays or denials, Georgia’s Democratic congressional representatives said this week.
Patients left behind by the closure of Wellstar’s Atlanta Medical Center, many of them uninsured or underinsured, will need to go somewhere else for care. Nearby healthcare facilities aren’t ready for them.
Wellstar Health System has announced that it will cease operations at Atlanta Medical Center on Nov. 1 amid “decreasing revenue and increasing costs for staff and supplies due to soaring inflation.”
A $80 million grant approved by the Biden administration last year will last for three years, supporting navigator programs nationwide.
Methadone helps people quit addictions to drugs like heroin, oxycodone and fentanyl. But for the first three months of treatment, patients must report daily to a clinic to get methadone — a problem for rural Georgians.
An NPR poll finds that while a large majority of people using telehealth during the pandemic were satisfied, nearly two-thirds prefer in-person visits. That may foretell telehealth's future.