FY 2013 GRHA Board of Directors
Immediate Past President
Laura Bland Gillman
Monty M. Veazey
Robert J. Briscione
Meet our Board of Directors
GRHA Welcomes New Members
North Georgia Family Medicine (Org Level)
Crystal Bailey, MD (Owner)
Stephen Jarrard, Chief of Surgery, CMO
Mountain Lakes Medical Center
2013 County Health Rankings
Funding to support projects that apply the principles and frameworks of behavioral economics to persistent and perplexing health and health care problems.
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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
$169 for GRHA members
$179 non-GRHA members
President's Budget Targets Critical Access Hospitals
At 11:15 this morning, President Obama released his budget outline for Fiscal Year (FY) 2014. As is in years past, the President included cuts to Critical Access Hospitals. Specifically, the budget calls for decreasing payments to CAHs from 101% of reasonable costs to 100% of reasonable costs. Furthermore, the President proposes to eliminate CAH status for facilities 10 miles away, or less, from another facility.
NRHA will continue to fight this proposal and fight to protect all Critical Access Hospitals throughout rural America. All rural health advocates must be prepared to continue their advocacy efforts throughout the year. NRHA government affairs staff will continue to keep you updated on things you can do to protect Critical Access Hospitals and the rural health care safety delivery system as Congress debates the President's proposal.
A copy of the full budget is available here.
Rural doctors slow to adopt electronic medical records
These days when you go to the doctor, many rely on an electronic health records system. With just a few clicks of a mouse, they can bring up your medical history, prescribe you medication, or chart your test results.
The 2009 Recovery Act actually set aside $20 billion to help health care providers ditch the paper records and go electronic. The idea was to cut soaring health care costs in the U.S. But while physicians backed by large health care groups can afford the system, many rural physicians are struggling to make that transition.
Mark Your Calendar
DNR, RLC, QDMA and GRHA, Hunting Safety Program
Big Red Oak Plantation Shooting Preserve
8428 Greenville St./
8428 Gay rd.
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 Public Health Association
84th Annual Meeting and Conference
April 22-23 in Atlanta, Georgia
13th Annual Spring Conference Sea Palms Resort
St. Simon's Island, GA
April 24-26, 2013
Georgia Charitable Care Network
9th Annual Conference
Clarence Bird Conference Center
May 2-3, 2013
2013 Annual Conference
2nd Annual Medical Recruitment Fair
Georgia Alliance of Community Hospitals
August 23-25, 2013
Lake Lanier Islands Resort