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GRHA Newsletter  Week of November 16, 2012    [email protected]    478-552-3620


Georgia Rural Health Association (GRHA) is the oldest state rural health association in the country. Founded in 1981, this nonprofit network of healthcare providers, educators, and individuals is united in its commitment to improve the health and healthcare services of rural Georgians. Join now!

FY 2012 GRHA Board of Directors


Denise Kornegay

Immediate Past President

Sallie Barker

President Elect

Ann Addison


Sheila Freeman


Laura Bland Gillman

Board Members

Carla Belcher

Tim Trottier

Mary Mathis

Sue Nieman

Charles Owens

Chris Parker

Carie Summers

Paula Guy

Monty M. Veazey

Shelley Spires

Joseph Barrow

Robert J. Briscione

Matt Caseman 


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ICD-10 Coding Workshop
January 25, 2013
Archbold Memorial Hospital
915 Gordon Ave., Thomasville, GA
Williams Auditorium

Obama Administration Extends Deadline For State Exchanges --Again

By Phil Galewitz

KHN Staff Writer

NOV 15, 2012


Bowing to a request from Republican governors, the Obama administration announced late Thursday that it would give states more time to decide whether to build online health insurance markets that will help millions of people buy coverage starting next fall.


Health and Human Services Secretary Kathleen Sebelius pushed back the deadline until Dec. 14 for states to submit letters of intent to build the state-based markets, called exchanges. The original deadline had been Friday, Nov. 16. 

Hospitals say health reform work still on track

November 12, 2012 12:10 am


The day after President Barack Obama's re-election, publicly traded health care industry stocks shot up.


It was a strong indication, one hospital consultant said, that major health systems view the implementation of health reform, or "Obamacare," as a net gain for the industry: Bottom line, it will help expand revenue for hospitals.


Tens of millions of uninsured patients will be incorporated into the nation's health system, either joining expanded Medicaid programs or buyasing private insurance through state-level health exchanges.


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UGA policy expert: Affordable Care Act not likely to take effect Jan. 1, 2014
Atlanta Business Chronicle by Carla Caldwell
Date: Wednesday, November 14, 2012 

Phaedra S. Corso, a University of Georgia health policy expert, says she doesn't expect the Affordable Care Act to take effect Jan. 1, 2014, because of time-consuming work involved in setting up health care exchanges, or marketplaces for private insurance, reports The Gainesville Times.


"In order for that to happen, open enrollment has to occur in October 2013," Corso said Tuesday at a Greater Hall Chamber of Commerce seminar for small businesses on the post-election implications of health care reform. "I don't see any possible way that our state - or many states - is going to be prepared for that.".


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Mark Your Calendar




ICD-10 Coding Workshop/ Georgia Rural Health Association

January 25, 2013

Archbold Memorial Hospital, Williams Auditorium



Rural Health Day at the Capitol

Georgia Rural Health Association

February 20, 2013

Georgia State Capitol

More information coming soon!





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