Tag Archives: Board of Community Health

DCH board okays Medicaid rate hike for nursing homes

The Community Health Board approves increased Medicaid payments for selected nursing homes, including several owned by major contributors to Gov. Nathan Deal’s reelection campaign . . .

Tags: Board of Community Health , Medicaid , Nathan Deal , Neil Pruitt , nursing home payments

DCH board member endangers Medicaid hospital provider fee

The “no” vote of one DCH board member could have cost Georgia’s private hospitals $31 million in federal Medicaid dollars . . .

Tags: Board of Community Health , Clay Cox , Clyde Reese , CMS , DCH , Medicaid hospital provider fee , Norm Boyd

DCH board modifies costs of state health plan

State employees and teachers will see some reductions in their health insurance expenses under changes approved Monday by the state Board of Community Health . . .

Tags: Blue Cross Blue Shield of Georgia , Board of Community Health , Clyde Reese , DCH , Nathan Deal , State Health Benefits Plan

DCH awards contracts for health plan that restricts abortions

DCH executes a new contract for the State Health Benefits Plan that excludes coverage of abortions except in cases where the mother’s life is in danger . . .

Tags: abortions , Board of Community Health , Clyde Reese , Nathan Deal , State Health Benefits Plan

DCH board gives final approval to Medicaid provider fee

The state Board of Community Health takes a final vote to adopt the Medicaid provider fee that goes into effect July 1 for the state’s hospitals . . .

Tags: Board of Community Health , DCH , Medicaid provider fee , Tim Connell

Deal tries end-run on Medicaid fee

Bills are introduced in the House and Senate that would transfer the authority to renew a Medicaid provider fee to the state Board of Community Health . . .

Tags: Board of Community Health , hospital bed tax , Medicaid , Nathan Deal

Deal’s proposed reduction could cut Medicaid by $300 million

When matching federal funds are figured in, the proposal to cut Medicaid spending by 5 percent would lop $300 million in benefits from the health insurance program . . .

Tags: Board of Community Health , budget cutbacks , DCH , Medcaid , Nathan Deal

Board okays higher health premiums for school systems

A decision by the Board of Community Health means that local school systems will be paying increased health insurance premiums for their teaching and non-teaching employees . . .

Tags: bariatric surgery , Board of Community Health , DCH , Nathan Deal , school health insurance , State Health Benefits Plan , Trudie Nacin

Local school systems face higher health insurance bills

As part of its efforts to eliminate a deficit in the State Health Benefits Plan, DCH will require increased premiums for health insurance coverage of non-teaching public school employees . . .

Tags: assisted living , Board of Community Health , co-payments , David Cook , DCH , Medicaid , PeachCare , provider reimbursement rates , State Health Benefits Plan