Tag Archives: Department of Community Health

Senate approves aging services bill

The division of aging services will become a separate agency and be transferred to the Department of Community Health . . .

Tags: aerospace engineers , aging services division , Department of Community Health

CON could bubble up again in the new session

Hospitals and independent doctors will likely be squabbling in the next legislative session about the certificate of need issue . . .

Tags: certificate of need , Department of Community Health , Georgia Hospital Association , Independent Doctors of Georgia

On this one issue, the process worked quickly

The Medicaid provider fee extension whipped through the General Assembly at lightning speed and is close to being implemented . . .

Tags: Department of Community Health , hospital bed tax , Medicaid provider fee , Nathan Deal

State employees, teachers get 9.5 percent bump in health insurance premiums

State employees will be hit with higher premiums next year for their health insurance coverage under the State Health Benefits Plan . . .

Tags: David Cook , Department of Community Health , premium increases , State Health Benefits Plan , Vince Harris

Deal stays away from Medicaid expansion – in state with nearly 2 million uninsured

Gov. Nathan Deal does not want to expand Medicaid coverage, even though Georgia is one of the states with the highest percentage of people without health insurance . . .

Tags: Department of Community Health , Medicaid expansion , Nathan Deal , Obamacare , uninsured Georgians

Political Notes – Monday is registration deadline for July 31 primary

Monday is the last day that Georgians can register to vote and still be eligible to cast a ballot in the July 31 primaries . . .

Tags: Brian Kemp , CBS Corp. , David Cook , Department of Community Health , DOAS , federal grants , human resources functions , primary elections , State Personnel Board , voter registration

Health insurers scrambling for a share of state dollars

Kaiser Permanente and Blue Cross Blue Shield are trying to regain a share of the medical claims work for the State Health Benefits Plan . . .

Tags: Buddy Harden , Carl Rogers , claims expenses , Department of Community Health , Keith Heard , Sharon Cooper , State Health Benefits Plan

Fulenwider will be DCH deputy commissioner

Gov. Nathan Deal appoints his health policy adviser as a deputy commissioner at the Department of Community Health . . .

Tags: Blake Fulenwider , Department of Community Health , health insurance exchange , Nathan Deal

Political Notes – Chattooga could have first private water project

Chattooga County could be one of the first local governments to take advantage of the new state law that authorizes public-private partnerships to develop water infrastructure projects . . .

Tags: Chattooga County , Chris Clark , Department of Community Health , federal healthcare act , Georgia Chamber of Commerce , Nathan Deal appointments , PeachCare , reservoirs , water resource projects

DCH needs $573 million more for Medicaid, PeachCare

Georgia has large holes to plug in the budgets for Medicaid and PeachCare; DCH is asking for $573 million more in state funds in the next two budgets . . .

Tags: budget shortfalls , Department of Community Health , Medicaid , PeachCare