Tag Archives: Medicaid

Top Medicaid officials depart, DCH won’t say why

The director and deputy director of Georgia’s Medicaid program have abruptly left the Department of Community Health . . .

Tags: DCH , Medicaid

As always, problems may be looming for Georgia’s health insurance programs

Does this sound familiar? Medicaid and the State Health Benefit Plan may run into financial difficulties in a couple of years, the Board of Community Health is told . . .

Tags: Clyde Reese , DCH budget , Medicaid , SHBP

DCH to increase Medicaid payment rates

The state Board of Community Health starts the review process for several increases in Medicaid reimbursement rates for fiscal year 2017 . . .

Tags: DCH , Medicaid , reimbursement rates

DCH will delay new Medicaid contracts for six months

New care management contracts for Medicaid will be delayed for at least months, DCH commissioner says . . .

Tags: care management organizations , Clyde Reese , DCH , Medicaid

Ga. uninsured rate improves, but still ranks among the highest

While more people have health insurance coverage in Georgia, the state still has one of the highest rates of uninsured in the country . . .

Tags: ACA , Census Bureau , Health insurance coverage , Medicaid

Four firms picked for Medicaid managed care contracts

Four healthcare companies will get contracts to administer the care management programs for Medicaid in Georgia . . .

Tags: care management organizations , healthcare firms , Medicaid , new contract

Columbus Regional to pay $25 million in Medicaid case

Columbus Regional Healthcare System agrees to pay $25 million and possibly more to settle allegations of false claims to the Medicaid program . . .

Tags: Columbus Regional , false claims , Medicaid , Sam Olens

Who gets the Medicaid contracts? An answer in September, maybe

DCH could announce the winning bidders for the massive Medicaid care management contracts by September . . .

Tags: care management organizations , Clyde Reese , DCH , Medicaid

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

Wiant is named state’s new Medicaid director

Linda Wiant will succeed Jerry Dubberly as head of Georgia’s Medicaid program . . .

Tags: Clyde Reese , DCH , Linda Wiant , Medicaid