FY 2013 GRHA Board of Directors
Immediate Past President
Laura Bland Gillman
Monty M. Veazey
Robert J. Briscione
Meet our Board of Directors
|How much can a rural doctor do? Ask Neil Nelson, MD|
Down an otherwise empty road lined with fields stands the wood-frame house of Neil Nelson, MD, the only hometown general internist and pediatrician for the 3,407 people living in Gibson City, Ill.
Many of the people in the largely agricultural town know "Doc Nelson," who still lives on the 320-acre corn and soybean farm where he was raised. As the primary care physician to many residents, he's always on call. He positions his car in the gravel driveway so he can respond quickly to medical emergencies, and he always keeps his cell phone nearby to answer patients' calls and text messages. He often sees patients on his days off.
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Rural Health Clinic Conference
June 4th -5th
Auburn Marriott Opelika
Hotel & Conference Center
3700 Robert Trent Jones Trail
Opelika, AL 36801
Conference Room Rate $109 per night plus tax
Attendee and Sponsor Registration Coming Soon
Agenda Coming Soon
Presented at the conference may be topics such as: Billing 101, Legislative update on the Affordable Care Act, Medicare Claims, Introductions to RHCs, EHR implementation and Lessons Learned, What are Surveyors Looking For, Achieving Patient Centered Medical Home, Alabama and Georgia Medicaid Update, CMS and RHC Program
2013 ICD-10 Workshop
Association of Rural Health Professional Coders
2013 Medical Coding Certification Classes
April 3rd 2013
|May 2nd 2013|
Ty Cobb Regional
367 Clear Creek Parkway
Lavonia, GA 30553
801 W Gordon St
Thomaston, GA 30286
$169 for GRHA members
$179 non-GRHA members
Sequestration would trigger about $1.2 trillion in spending cuts over the next nine years. Sixty-three more rural hospitals are likely to be sent into negative profit margins, and 12,000 rural health jobs could be lost if facilities are forced to cut services or close due to sequestration cuts. NRHA's Maggie Elehwany elaborated on this rural threat during a recent Agritalk Radio show broadcast nationally.
Georgia's unhealthy regions are whole state's responsibility
By: Charles Hayslett
Published: Feb 26, 2013
The recent closing of Calhoun Memorial Hospital in tiny Arlington, Ga., comes not just as another body blow to health and health care in impoverished areas of rural Georgia - but as a dagger to the heart of hopes for any kind of economic development or improvement. It also adds more weight to an anchor that already holds down the entire state's economy.
As it happens, news of the Calhoun Memorial closing came as the Partner Up! for Public Health campaign was finalizing research and analysis on health and economic disparities in Georgia - research that had documented that Calhoun County was part of a cluster of counties in southwest Georgia that constitutes the least healthy region of the state.
Of 156 Georgia counties ranked by the University of Wisconsin in its annual County Health Rankings (three are too small to rank), Calhoun County ranked 154th for Health Outcomes. Its neighboring counties fared little better: Randolph ranked 147th, Quitman 149th, Early 150th, Stewart 153rd, and Terrell 155th. Only Clay County escaped the Bottom Ten, coming in at 100th.
The Office of Rural Health Policy (ORHP) is pleased to announce the release of the FY 2013 Rural Health Information Technology (HIT) Workforce Program (Announcement number: HRSA-13-251). The purpose of this one-time funding opportunity is to support formal rural health networks that focus on activities relating to the recruitment, education, training, and retention of HIT specialists.
Applicants may propose funding for up to 3-years starting from September 1, 2013 to August 31, 2016. Applicants may apply for a ceiling amount of up to $300,000 per year. Further information regarding the funding amounts is in the announcement. ORHP expects to fund between 10-15 grantees.
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Georgia Chapter American College of Physicians
Maintenance of Certification SEP Module
Saturday April 20, 2013 Registration 8:00 am
Internal Medicine Updates 2013 8:30 - 11:00 am
IM Hospital Based 2013 Update 11:30 am - 2:00 pm
Georgia Partnership for Telehealth
2013 Annual Spring Conference
March 18-20, 2013
Hyatt Regency, Savannah, Georgia
2013 Annual Conference