Tag Archives: hospitals

Senate bill would extend Medicaid provider fee

Legislation to extend the Medicaid provider fee will get a first reading in the state Senate on Thursday . . .

Tags: hospitals , Medicaid provider fee

DCH sets hearing on certificate of need rule change

The Department of Community Health moves ahead on a proposed certificate of need rule change that is opposed by many of the state’s hospitals . . .

Tags: certificate of need rules , CTCA , DCH , hospitals

Bill to regulate P-cards, aid local hospitals is signed

Gov. Nathan Deal signs legislation cracking down on the misuse of government-issued purchasing cards; the bill could also help financially struggling hospitals . . .

Tags: Alan Powell , development authorities , hospitals , Jeff Mullis , p-cards

For many hospitals, the prognosis is grim

More rural hospitals are in danger of closing down as state officials continue to reject the federal funds that would come here with the expansion of Medicaid coverage . . .

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Political Notes – Spencer is only repeating what Judson Hill already said

Rep. Jason Spencer’s comparison of hospitals that accept Medicaid payments to “crack addicts” causes a ruckus, but is not even an original remark . . .

Tags: Benghazi , crack , hospitals , Jason Spencer , Judson Hill , Lynn Westmoreland , Medicaid , New York Times , population ranking

Another view: Georgia Hospitals Crucial to State Economy

Earl Rogers of the Georgia Hospital Association warns that many hospitals, which are usually the largest employer in their community, are financially threatened by cuts in Medicaid and Medicare payments . . .

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CON, med-mal bills fail to make crossover day calendars

Once again, lawmakers grapple with the certificate of need and medical malpractice litigation issues . . .

Tags: certificate of need , clinics , hospitals , litigation , medical malpractice , nursing homes

Medicaid fee bill clears Senate committee

Medicaid provider fee is passed out by a Senate committee, heads to the floor for a Senate vote . . .

Tags: Charlie Bethel , hospitals , Medicaid provider fee , state senate

Hospitals agree on provider fee proposal

Hospital groups unite behind a proposal for extending the Medicaid provider fee that brings in more than $400 million a year for Medicaid . . .

Tags: hospitals , Medicaid provider fee