FY 2013 GRHA Board of Directors
Immediate Past President
Laura Bland Gillman
Monty M. Veazey
Robert J. Briscione
Meet our Board of Directors
March for Rural Hospitals
Funding for rural hospitals is under attack by Congress and the Administration. Cuts to critical access hospitals are again proposed, and hundreds of millions of dollars to rural PPS hospitals will be lost if Congress does not act by Oct. 1. If these threats become a reality, rural hospital services will be forced to cut services, and rural hospital doors may close.
2013 County Health Rankings
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2013 GRHA Annual Conference
Conference room rate is $140.00. Please use the group code GRH to make your reservation.
The ICD-10 Deadline is October 1, 2014
The compliance deadline for ICD-10 is October 1, 2014. CMS Administrator Marilyn Tavenner has affirmed the ICD-10 deadline and encourages providers, payers, and vendors across the health care industry to prepare to use the new codes for services provided on or after October 1, 2014.
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ICD-10 Workshop in Savannah
Funding and Services for the
Golden Years in Georgia
Date: Wednesday, July 10, 2013
Time: 2:00 PM - 3:15 PM EST
Sponsor: Healthcare Georgia Foundation and Georgia Rural Health Association
Session Description: The older adult population is the fastest growing segment of Georgia's population. This growth is reshaping communities across the state and having a profound on Georgia's most rural counties. While more and more people are growing older, they are also entering older age with higher prevalence of chronic disease, fewer family members to offer and manage informal support and increased needs for community supports.
This webinar will review the statewide trends and the impacts on local health systems. Participants will learn about aging services across Georgia, how they are structured and funded at the state and local level and potential opportunities for partnering with local aging service providers.
Presenter: Kathryn Lawler, Manager of the Aging and Health Resources Division and Director of the Area Agency on Aging for the Atlanta Regional Commission.
'Obamacare' and Rural
By Steph Larsen - Daily Yonder
If you were to look in my email inbox, one thing is clear - rural Americans, like the rest of the country, are confused about the Affordable Care Act, also known as Obamacare or the ACA. I'm happy people are asking me about the health care law, frankly, because that means they aren't just believing the latest rumor they heard from their mother's hairdresser's cousin.
So here's a place to start - some answers to common questions about what the Affordable Care Act means for rural communities.
Mark Your Calendar
Southwest Georgia AHEC
Pathway to Med School Admissions Forum
July 18, 2013
2:00pm - 4:00pm
Darton State College B-101
2400 Gillionville Road
Albany, GA 31707
Albany or Online Webinar
Registration to Attend in Person
(Limited to First 75 Registrants)
Registration to Attend Online
2nd Annual Medical Recruitment Fair
Georgia Alliance of Community Hospitals
August 23-25, 2013
Lake Lanier Islands Resort