Tuesday, August 8, 2017

Opinion: The other numbers crunch for Georgia’s rural hospitals | Kyle Wingfield

Opinion: The other numbers crunch for Georgia’s rural hospitals | Kyle Wingfield

Mitch McConnell says he might support bipartisan effort to fund CSRs, but it may come too late | FierceHealthcare

Mitch McConnell says he might support bipartisan effort to fund CSRs, but it may come too late | FierceHealthcare

Improving Patient Care Through Continuous Quality Improvement - General Surgery News

Improving Patient Care Through Continuous Quality Improvement - General Surgery News

Blue Cross agrees to stay in counties where there’s no other exchange option | Georgia Health News

Blue Cross agrees to stay in counties where there’s no other exchange option | Georgia Health News

'Doctors are getting shot': Navigating the perils of pain pill prescribing in the midst of an opioid crisis

'Doctors are getting shot': Navigating the perils of pain pill prescribing in the midst of an opioid crisis

Hospitals leery of CMS proposal to pay for joint replacements in ASCs - Modern Healthcare Modern Healthcare business news, research, data and events

Hospitals leery of CMS proposal to pay for joint replacements in ASCs - Modern Healthcare Modern Healthcare business news, research, data and events

Thursday, August 3, 2017

Georgia governor tells state agencies not to ask for more money

Georgia governor tells state agencies not to ask for more money

McConnell leaves door open for second try on healthcare | TheHill

McConnell leaves door open for second try on healthcare | TheHill

What candidates for Georgia Governor would do about Medicaid | Political Insider blog

What candidates for Georgia Governor would do about Medicaid | Political Insider blog

‘Long engagement’: What’s delaying Northside-Gwinnett hospital merger? | Georgia Health News

‘Long engagement’: What’s delaying Northside-Gwinnett hospital merger? | Georgia Health News

CMS gives hospitals $2 billion raise, finalizes unpopular uncompensated-care plan - Modern Healthcare Modern Healthcare business news, research, data and events

CMS gives hospitals $2 billion raise, finalizes unpopular uncompensated-care plan - Modern Healthcare Modern Healthcare business news, research, data and events

Monday, July 24, 2017

Independent Payment Advisory Board still poses a threat to Medicare, healthcare leader tells Congress | FierceHealthcare

Independent Payment Advisory Board still poses a threat to Medicare, healthcare leader tells Congress | FierceHealthcare

CON application complete for Lee County Medical Center | Local News | albanyherald.com

CON application complete for Lee County Medical Center | Local News | albanyherald.com

Georgia’s health insurance exchange faces a murky future | Georgia Health News

Georgia’s health insurance exchange faces a murky future | Georgia Health News

5 Ways White House Can Use Its Muscle To Undercut Obamacare | Kaiser Health News

5 Ways White House Can Use Its Muscle To Undercut Obamacare | Kaiser Health News

App Provides Clues to Resident Competence, Autonomy - General Surgery News

App Provides Clues to Resident Competence, Autonomy - General Surgery News

No signs of relief: Rural providers remain on edge over ACA'S uncertain future - Modern Healthcare Modern Healthcare business news, research, data and events

No signs of relief: Rural providers remain on edge over ACA'S uncertain future - Modern Healthcare Modern Healthcare business news, research, data and events

Thursday, July 20, 2017

Senate health care chaos creates anxiety in Georgia | Political Insider blog

Senate health care chaos creates anxiety in Georgia | Political Insider blog

Medicaid shows its political clout - POLITICO

Medicaid shows its political clout - POLITICO

Cruz Plan Gets Thumbs Up From HHS But Thumbs Down From Most Everyone Else | Kaiser Health News

Cruz Plan Gets Thumbs Up From HHS But Thumbs Down From Most Everyone Else | Kaiser Health News

A Second Opinion on Gastric Banding - General Surgery News

A Second Opinion on Gastric Banding - General Surgery News

Challenges to Cancer Pain Management Are Multifactorial - General Surgery News

Challenges to Cancer Pain Management Are Multifactorial - General Surgery News

AHCA savings, $487 billion in Medicare cuts remain in House budget proposal - Modern Healthcare Modern Healthcare business news, research, data and events

AHCA savings, $487 billion in Medicare cuts remain in House budget proposal - Modern Healthcare Modern Healthcare business news, research, data and events

CBO: 32 million to lose their health coverage by 2026 under repeal-and-replace bill - Modern Healthcare Modern Healthcare business news, research, data and events

CBO: 32 million to lose their health coverage by 2026 under repeal-and-replace bill - Modern Healthcare Modern Healthcare business news, research, data and events

Wednesday, July 12, 2017

AHA’s 'most wired' hospitals favor data analytics, patient communication tools | FierceHealthcare

AHA’s 'most wired' hospitals favor data analytics, patient communication tools | FierceHealthcare

CMS seeks closer look at quality of care at ambulatory surgical centers - Modern Healthcare Modern Healthcare business news, research, data and events

CMS seeks closer look at quality of care at ambulatory surgical centers - Modern Healthcare Modern Healthcare business news, research, data and events

GAO finds value-based purchasing program rewards lower-quality hospitals - Modern Healthcare Modern Healthcare business news, research, data and events

GAO finds value-based purchasing program rewards lower-quality hospitals - Modern Healthcare Modern Healthcare business news, research, data and events

Dump Medicaid changes in ACA repeal bill and consider them later, former CMS chiefs urge - Modern Healthcare Modern Healthcare business news, research, data and events

Dump Medicaid changes in ACA repeal bill and consider them later, former CMS chiefs urge - Modern Healthcare Modern Healthcare business news, research, data and events

Monday, July 3, 2017

'Healing Children': A Surgeon's Memoir : Shots - Health News : NPR

'Healing Children': A Surgeon's Memoir : Shots - Health News : NPR

Sources: Trump set to tap Georgia health commissioner as CDC head

Sources: Trump set to tap Georgia health commissioner as CDC head

Health plans for many Medicaid recipients about to change | Georgia Health News

Health plans for many Medicaid recipients about to change | Georgia Health News

Health plans for many Medicaid recipients about to change | Georgia Health News

Health plans for many Medicaid recipients about to change | Georgia Health News

Hospital executives lobby senators who could swing the vote on ACA repeal - Modern Healthcare Modern Healthcare business news, research, data and events

Hospital executives lobby senators who could swing the vote on ACA repeal - Modern Healthcare Modern Healthcare business news, research, data and events

Cruz insurance proposal underscores trouble with protecting pre-existing conditions - Modern Healthcare Modern Healthcare business news, research, data and events

Cruz insurance proposal underscores trouble with protecting pre-existing conditions - Modern Healthcare Modern Healthcare business news, research, data and events

Proposed Medicaid cuts in Senate healthcare plan spark fear

Proposed Medicaid cuts in Senate healthcare plan spark fear

Wednesday, June 28, 2017

Health insurer Anthem endorses Senate bill | TheHill

Health insurer Anthem endorses Senate bill | TheHill

Senate Health Bill in Peril as C.B.O. Predicts 22 Million More Uninsured - The New York Times

Senate Health Bill in Peril as C.B.O. Predicts 22 Million More Uninsured - The New York Times

Medicaid recipients with disabilities face funding cuts under GOP bills | Georgia Health News

Medicaid recipients with disabilities face funding cuts under GOP bills | Georgia Health News

Analysis: Mitch McConnell Plans To Hide Trumpcare’s Pain Until After Midterms | Kaiser Health News

Analysis: Mitch McConnell Plans To Hide Trumpcare’s Pain Until After Midterms | Kaiser Health News

Medicaid remains sticking point in Senate ACA repeal bill - Modern Healthcare Modern Healthcare business news, research, data and events

Medicaid remains sticking point in Senate ACA repeal bill - Modern Healthcare Modern Healthcare business news, research, data and events

Thursday, June 8, 2017

Jitters for Georgia Obamacare exchange

Jitters for Georgia Obamacare exchange

Part 1: A Brief History of Trauma Systems

Part 1: A Brief History of Trauma Systems

Trauma Centers with American College of Surgeons Verification Have Fewer Complications Among Pediatric, Elderly, and Severely Injured Patients

Trauma Centers with American College of Surgeons Verification Have Fewer Complications Among Pediatric, Elderly, and Severely Injured Patients

House Obamacare repeal ruled to be in compliance with Senate rules - POLITICO

House Obamacare repeal ruled to be in compliance with Senate rules - POLITICO

If Insurance Market Crashes, Can Lawmakers Put The Pieces Back Together? | Kaiser Health News

If Insurance Market Crashes, Can Lawmakers Put The Pieces Back Together? | Kaiser Health News

Friday, May 19, 2017

UnitedHealth Doctored Medicare Records, Overbilled U.S. By $1 Billion, Feds Claim | Kaiser Health News

UnitedHealth Doctored Medicare Records, Overbilled U.S. By $1 Billion, Feds Claim | Kaiser Health News

Gwinnett Medical Center teaches residents to ‘Stop the Bleed’ | News | gwinnettdailypost.com

Gwinnett Medical Center teaches residents to ‘Stop the Bleed’ | News | gwinnettdailypost.com

Lee County files paperwork for new hospital - WALB.com, South Georgia News, Weather, Sports

Lee County files paperwork for new hospital - WALB.com, South Georgia News, Weather, Sports

Top malpractice insurer in Ga. seeks to change company structure | Georgia Health News

Top malpractice insurer in Ga. seeks to change company structure | Georgia Health News

Maverick on CON laws quits board of hospital association | Georgia Health News

Maverick on CON laws quits board of hospital association | Georgia Health News

Health insurer CEOs awarded raises in 2016 despite a year of tumult - Modern Healthcare Modern Healthcare business news, research, data and events

Health insurer CEOs awarded raises in 2016 despite a year of tumult - Modern Healthcare Modern Healthcare business news, research, data and events

Thursday, May 11, 2017

Snakebites on increase in Georgia in 2017

Snakebites on increase in Georgia in 2017

Hospital merger mania continues throughout the country | FierceHealthcare

Hospital merger mania continues throughout the country | FierceHealthcare

The secrets to Grady Health System's financial turnaround | FierceHealthcare

The secrets to Grady Health System's financial turnaround | FierceHealthcare

CBO to issue cost estimate of House health-care bill within two weeks - The Washington Post

CBO to issue cost estimate of House health-care bill within two weeks - The Washington Post

CMS Gives States Until 2022 To Meet Medicaid Standards Of Care | Kaiser Health News

CMS Gives States Until 2022 To Meet Medicaid Standards Of Care | Kaiser Health News

Aetna bails on ACA exchanges - Modern Healthcare Modern Healthcare business news, research, data and events

Aetna bails on ACA exchanges - Modern Healthcare Modern Healthcare business news, research, data and events

Wednesday, May 10, 2017

Georgians sort through health care changes as Senate takes up effort | Political Insider blog

Georgians sort through health care changes as Senate takes up effort | Political Insider blog

Veto day: Georgia governor nixes foster care, 911 legislation | Political Insider blog

Veto day: Georgia governor nixes foster care, 911 legislation | Political Insider blog

Gov. Deal gives a second glance to an optometry bill

Gov. Deal gives a second glance to an optometry bill

Atlanta's Piedmont gains two-hospital system in southwest Georgia - Modern Healthcare Modern Healthcare business news, research, data and events

Atlanta's Piedmont gains two-hospital system in southwest Georgia - Modern Healthcare Modern Healthcare business news, research, data and events

Trump administration backs off penalizing exchange plans for not auditing risk-adjustment program - Modern Healthcare Modern Healthcare business news, research, data and events

Trump administration backs off penalizing exchange plans for not auditing risk-adjustment program - Modern Healthcare Modern Healthcare business news, research, data and events

Monday, May 8, 2017

Anthem seeks Supreme Court review of Cigna merger ruling | FierceHealthcare

Anthem seeks Supreme Court review of Cigna merger ruling | FierceHealthcare

Bills on Georgia medical marijuana, beer sales still in flux

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State control would increase if GOP health plan becomes law | Georgia Health News

State control would increase if GOP health plan becomes law | Georgia Health News

Political Theater: How A Bill That Nearly All Opposed Managed To Pass The House | Kaiser Health News

Political Theater: How A Bill That Nearly All Opposed Managed To Pass The House | Kaiser Health News

The Next Step for the Republican Health Care Bill: A Skeptical Senate - The New York Times

The Next Step for the Republican Health Care Bill: A Skeptical Senate - The New York Times

Thursday, April 27, 2017

Doctors look to HHS Secretary Tom Price to provide MACRA relief; proposed Medicare rule in the works | FierceHealthcare

Doctors look to HHS Secretary Tom Price to provide MACRA relief; proposed Medicare rule in the works | FierceHealthcare

Anthem CEO Joseph Swedish talks ACA exchange plans, Express Scripts rift, Cigna merger | FierceHealthcare

Anthem CEO Joseph Swedish talks ACA exchange plans, Express Scripts rift, Cigna merger | FierceHealthcare

Ideas and a sense of urgency permeate rural health care symposium | Georgia Health News

Ideas and a sense of urgency permeate rural health care symposium | Georgia Health News

Rural hospital in east Georgia to close, citing economic pressures | Georgia Health News

Rural hospital in east Georgia to close, citing economic pressures | Georgia Health News

Key Provisions of Proposed GOP Health Care Compromise - The New York Times

Key Provisions of Proposed GOP Health Care Compromise - The New York Times

Hard-Line Republican Caucus Backs Revised Bill to Repeal Obamacare - The New York Times

Hard-Line Republican Caucus Backs Revised Bill to Repeal Obamacare - The New York Times

Monday, April 24, 2017

Many Students Reluctant to Use Asthma Inhalers at School

Many Students Reluctant to Use Asthma Inhalers at School

In America's Poorest Communities, a Greater Risk of Child Abuse Deaths

In America's Poorest Communities, a Greater Risk of Child Abuse Deaths

Going For $1 An Ounce: The Burgeoning Trade In Mothers’ Milk | Kaiser Health News

Going For $1 An Ounce: The Burgeoning Trade In Mothers’ Milk | Kaiser Health News

A Spoonful Of Kids’ Medicine Makes The Profits Go Up | Kaiser Health News

A Spoonful Of Kids’ Medicine Makes The Profits Go Up | Kaiser Health News

UnitedHealth CEO's compensation swells in 2016 to $17.8 million - Modern Healthcare

UnitedHealth CEO's compensation swells in 2016 to $17.8 million - Modern Healthcare

Georgia Court of Appeals decision to delay Columbia County hospital license | The Augusta Chronicle

Georgia Court of Appeals decision to delay Columbia County hospital license | The Augusta Chronicle

Patients at risk as “burnout” among physicians increases | The Watchdog blog

Patients at risk as “burnout” among physicians increases | The Watchdog blog

White House Officials, Craving Progress, Push Revised Health Bill - The New York Times

White House Officials, Craving Progress, Push Revised Health Bill - The New York Times

Providers confront growing demand for instant access - Modern Healthcare

Providers confront growing demand for instant access - Modern Healthcare

Hospitals could experience $250 billion decrease in reimbursement under MACRA - Modern Healthcare

Hospitals could experience $250 billion decrease in reimbursement under MACRA - Modern Healthcare

UnitedHealth CEO's compensation swells in 2016 to $17.8 million - Modern Healthcare

UnitedHealth CEO's compensation swells in 2016 to $17.8 million - Modern Healthcare

Tougher immigration enforcement is taking a toll on healthcare - Modern Healthcare

Tougher immigration enforcement is taking a toll on healthcare - Modern Healthcare

Friday, April 21, 2017

Market shake-up: HCA buying hospital in Savannah | Georgia Health News

Market shake-up: HCA buying hospital in Savannah | Georgia Health News

What Doesn’t Kill You Can Maim: Unexpected Injuries From Opioids | Kaiser Health News

What Doesn’t Kill You Can Maim: Unexpected Injuries From Opioids | Kaiser Health News

For Doctors, A Clamp Down On Visas Could Have An Uneven Effect In The U.S. | Kaiser Health News

For Doctors, A Clamp Down On Visas Could Have An Uneven Effect In The U.S. | Kaiser Health News

FDA warns of dangers of codeine and tramadol for children and breast-feeding mothers - The Washington Post

FDA warns of dangers of codeine and tramadol for children and breast-feeding mothers - The Washington Post

Conservatives’ Goal To Relax Mandatory Health Benefits Unlikely To Tame Premiums | Kaiser Health News

Conservatives’ Goal To Relax Mandatory Health Benefits Unlikely To Tame Premiums | Kaiser Health News

Amid growing uncertainty, states extend deadlines to file 2018 rates - Modern Healthcare

Amid growing uncertainty, states extend deadlines to file 2018 rates - Modern Healthcare

Wednesday, April 19, 2017

A simple checklist prevents deaths after surgery, a large new study suggests - The Washington Post

A simple checklist prevents deaths after surgery, a large new study suggests - The Washington Post

Lawyers, doctors square off over tort reform bill | FierceHealthcare

Lawyers, doctors square off over tort reform bill | FierceHealthcare

Health Insurers Make Case for Subsidies, but Get Little Assurance From Administration - The New York Times

Health Insurers Make Case for Subsidies, but Get Little Assurance From Administration - The New York Times

Dual-eligibles: The next target in hospital readmissions penalties - Modern Healthcare

Dual-eligibles: The next target in hospital readmissions penalties - Modern Healthcare

UnitedHealth records strong first quarter earnings after ACA exchange exit - Modern Healthcare

UnitedHealth records strong first quarter earnings after ACA exchange exit - Modern Healthcare

Cardinal Health to acquire Medtronic medical supplies business for $6.1B - Modern Healthcare

Cardinal Health to acquire Medtronic medical supplies business for $6.1B - Modern Healthcare

Tuesday, April 18, 2017

Georgia Supreme Court hears arguments in Northside records case | Georgia Health News

Georgia Supreme Court hears arguments in Northside records case | Georgia Health News

Report near misses to improve hospital safety | FierceHealthcare

Report near misses to improve hospital safety | FierceHealthcare

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Colorectal Cancer Rises in Young Adults - General Surgery News

Colorectal Cancer Rises in Young Adults - General Surgery News

The Role of the General Surgeon on the Trauma Team - General Surgery News

The Role of the General Surgeon on the Trauma Team - General Surgery News

CMS asks for comments on physician-owned hospital regulation - Modern Healthcare

CMS asks for comments on physician-owned hospital regulation - Modern Healthcare

Mortality Trends After a Voluntary Checklist-based Surgical... : Annals of Surgery

Mortality Trends After a Voluntary Checklist-based Surgical... : Annals of Surgery

Friday, April 14, 2017

Medicaid's role in curbing the opioid epidemic | FierceHealthcare

Medicaid's role in curbing the opioid epidemic | FierceHealthcare

MACRA’s future? Tom Price wants doctors’ ideas for Medicare payment models | FierceHealthcare

MACRA’s future? Tom Price wants doctors’ ideas for Medicare payment models | FierceHealthcare

Upfront collections: More hospitals set up programs for patients to pay for care in advance | FierceHealthcare

Upfront collections: More hospitals set up programs for patients to pay for care in advance | FierceHealthcare

New chief at helm of WellStar North Fulton | Georgia Health News

New chief at helm of WellStar North Fulton | Georgia Health News

Georgia slips lower in Leapfrog ratings on hospital safety | Georgia Health News

Georgia slips lower in Leapfrog ratings on hospital safety | Georgia Health News

Florida gets $1 billion boost from the CMS to pay for uncompensated hospital visits - Modern Healthcare

Florida gets $1 billion boost from the CMS to pay for uncompensated hospital visits - Modern Healthcare

White House finalizes ACA rule to strengthen individual market - Modern Healthcare

White House finalizes ACA rule to strengthen individual market - Modern Healthcare

Wednesday, April 12, 2017

‘Good Samaritan’ helps cut opioid overdose deaths in Georgia | Georgia Health News

‘Good Samaritan’ helps cut opioid overdose deaths in Georgia | Georgia Health News

Hospital-based primary care clinics more likely to order unnecessary tests and services | FierceHealthcare

Hospital-based primary care clinics more likely to order unnecessary tests and services | FierceHealthcare

Pennsylvania bill would expand role of nurse practitioners - Modern Healthcare

Pennsylvania bill would expand role of nurse practitioners - Modern Healthcare

Bill looks to address dearth of underserved areas with foreign doctors - Modern Healthcare

Bill looks to address dearth of underserved areas with foreign doctors - Modern Healthcare

Weighing CON laws against price transparency - Modern Healthcare

Weighing CON laws against price transparency - Modern Healthcare

Wednesday, April 5, 2017

Anthem talk of pullout puts a cloud over ACA exchanges | Georgia Health News

Anthem talk of pullout puts a cloud over ACA exchanges | Georgia Health News

What's next for Medicaid: Experts weigh in on waivers, expansion, work requirements | FierceHealthcare

What's next for Medicaid: Experts weigh in on waivers, expansion, work requirements | FierceHealthcare

In Pain? Many Doctors Say Opioids Are Not The Answer | Kaiser Health News

In Pain? Many Doctors Say Opioids Are Not The Answer | Kaiser Health News

Trump aides, lawmakers hold talks to revive healthcare bill | Reuters

Trump aides, lawmakers hold talks to revive healthcare bill | Reuters

Mallinckrodt to pay $35M in deal to end feds' opioid probe - Modern Healthcare

Mallinckrodt to pay $35M in deal to end feds' opioid probe - Modern Healthcare

Inspecting the role of the physician in ACOs - Modern Healthcare

Inspecting the role of the physician in ACOs - Modern Healthcare

Monday, April 3, 2017

Thursday, March 30, 2017

More patients choose to stay awake during surgery | FierceHealthcare

More patients choose to stay awake during surgery | FierceHealthcare

Tom Price defends proposed cuts at NIH, citing 'indirect' expenses

Tom Price defends proposed cuts at NIH, citing 'indirect' expenses

Trump’s Health Secretary Won’t Say If Administration Still Supports Obamacare Repeal - Bloomberg

Trump’s Health Secretary Won’t Say If Administration Still Supports Obamacare Repeal - Bloomberg

Ryan says House to revisit healthcare, offers no details - Modern Healthcare

Ryan says House to revisit healthcare, offers no details - Modern Healthcare

Lawmakers warn Trump's HHS budget cuts put lives at risk - Modern Healthcare

Lawmakers warn Trump's HHS budget cuts put lives at risk - Modern Healthcare

Monday, March 27, 2017

Georgia eyes new Medicaid options after Trump health bill fails | Political Insider blog

Georgia eyes new Medicaid options after Trump health bill fails | Political Insider blog

Redesigned Olympus duodenoscopes linked to new superbug outbreak | FierceHealthcare

Redesigned Olympus duodenoscopes linked to new superbug outbreak | FierceHealthcare

As leadership changes, Memorial Health's focus remains on its mission | SavannahNow

As leadership changes, Memorial Health's focus remains on its mission | SavannahNow

Hospitals relieved to see GOP health care bill withdrawn in Congress | Georgia Health News

Hospitals relieved to see GOP health care bill withdrawn in Congress | Georgia Health News

As GOP bill founders, pressure mounts on insurers to keep ACA alive - Modern Healthcare

As GOP bill founders, pressure mounts on insurers to keep ACA alive - Modern Healthcare

Wednesday, March 22, 2017

Gunshot Wounds Cost U.S. Hospitals Nearly $7 Billion Over 9 Years

Gunshot Wounds Cost U.S. Hospitals Nearly $7 Billion Over 9 Years

Senate GOP Holdouts Split Into Camps on Obamacare Overhaul - Bloomberg

Senate GOP Holdouts Split Into Camps on Obamacare Overhaul - Bloomberg

Leadership Development for the Young Trauma Surgeon - General Surgery News

Leadership Development for the Young Trauma Surgeon - General Surgery News

Out-of-Network Billing: ‘Surprise Billing’ or ‘Surprise Gaps in Insurance Coverage’? - General Surgery News

Out-of-Network Billing: ‘Surprise Billing’ or ‘Surprise Gaps in Insurance Coverage’? - General Surgery News

Vital Signs: 7 Easter eggs in the GOP's tweaked Obamacare repeal plan - Modern Healthcare

Vital Signs: 7 Easter eggs in the GOP's tweaked Obamacare repeal plan - Modern Healthcare