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
Cathy Cason, CFO
Jeff Davis Hospital
North Georgia Family Medicine (Org Level)
Crystal Bailey, MD (Owner)
Stephen Jarrard, Chief of Surgery, CMO
Mountain Lakes Medical Center
Robert Devrnja, CEO
2013 County Health Rankings
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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
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2013 ICD-10 Workshop
Instructor Gary Lucas, CPC, CPC-I, AHIMA ICD-10 Ambassador
President, Discover Compliance Resources, Inc.
Adjunct Faculty, Association of Rural Health Professional Coders
Association of Rural Health Professional Coders
2013 Medical Coding Certification Classes
$169 for GRHA members
$179 non-GRHA members
Save the Date
2013 GRHA Annual Conference
October 21st - 23rd
More information coming soon!
Several Senators question prudence of CAH cuts
APRIL 24, 2013
At a Senate Appropriations Subcommittee hearing on the President's budget currently underway, several Senators expressed concern over proposed cuts to Critical Access Hospitals (CAHs). The President's budget proposes to alter the CAH program in two ways. First, facilities designated by their states as "necessary providers" that are located less than ten miles from another facility would lose their status, regardless of community need, the type of facility less than ten miles from them, or the reason the state's governor designated them as necessary providers. Second, the budget calls for reducing reimbursement for all CAHs from 101% of "reasonable costs" to 100% of reasonable costs.
|Obama Calls for Delay in Medicaid Cuts to Hospitals
BY: DYLAN SCOTT | NATION | APRIL 10, 2013
In what's likely a recognition that not every state will expand Medicaid under Obamacare, President Barack Obama proposed in his budget Wednesday to postpone Medicaid cuts to hospitals for one year. The president's budget for the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services eliminates a planned cut of roughly $500 million to Medicaid disproportionate share hospital (DSH) payments in FY 2014. Those payments will instead be cut beginning in 2015, with the $500 million in 2014 cuts being spread instead over FY 2016 and FY 2017.
Important Cahaba GBA Webinar
Part A Providers
Elements of the Medicare Cost Report for Rural Health Clinic (RHC) and Federally Qualified Health Center (FQHC) Providers - Webinar
Cahaba GBA is hosting a webinar specifically for RHC and FQHC providers to discuss the elements of the Medicare Cost Report (Form CMS-22-92). Please join us on May 14, 2013 at 1:00 CT; 2:00 ET for the webinar titled, "Elements of the Medicare Cost Report for RHC and FQHC Providers".
Topics for discussion and/or questions may be submitted in advance to MedicareOutreach@cahabagba.com. All topics and questions must be received no later than 5:00 p.m. ET April 19, 2013.
To register, visit https://apps.cahabagba.com/apps/course_registration/al/calendar.jsp. Hurry to register as spaces are limited!
Mark Your Calendar
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