FY 2013 GRHA Board of Directors
Immediate Past President
Laura Bland Gillman
Monty M. Veazey
Robert J. Briscione
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Al-GA Rural Health Clinic Conference Free Webinar Series:
Rural Health Clinic Compliance and Regulations
Aug 20, 2013 at 10:00 AM CDT and 11:00 AM EDT
Robin M. VeltKamp of Health Services Associates will present information for Rural Health Clinics addressing the following objectives:
- RHC certification/recertification
- Clinic survey readiness/J Tags defined
- Staff involvement during an onsite survey
- Items not specified in J Tags that you need to be aware of
- Variables within Georgia and Alabama
- Local/State guidelines
- Independent and Provider Based
- Tools for use in clinic preparedness
- Follow up after survey
- Understanding the Plan of Correction
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2013 GRHA Annual Conference
Georgia Department of Community Health Commissioner
Clyde L. Reese III, Esq
James A. Hotz, M.D., M.A.C.P.
Dr. Hotz was an inspiration for the novel (and subsequent movie) Doc Hollywood.
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Wait on provider fee makes industry officials uneasy
By: Andy Miller
The wait continues for federal approval of the Georgia hospital provider fee - a delay that's increasingly worrisome to some in the hospital industry.
The financing mechanism is designed to fill a nearly $500 million hole in the state's Medicaid program. Legislation to ease the renewal of the current hospital fee sailed through the General Assembly early this year, with a push from Gov. Nathan Deal.
Hospital industry officials expected approval from Washington in late June. Yet it still has not come.
The Department of Community Health has maintained that the Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services (CMS) has raised no red flags about the Georgia proposal.
Tim Connell, chief financial officer for Community Health, said Wednesday that the agency has answered questions on the hospital provider fee from CMS officials, and communicates with federal officials about the issue on a daily basis.
|Deal Says Georgia Won't Be Bullied Into Medicaid Expansion|
By JONATHAN SHAPIRO
Gov. Nathan Deal remains opposed to expanding Medicaid under President Obama's health reform law, despite what he characterizes as intimidation by the federal government.
The law's lead implementer - U.S. Health and Human Services Secretary Kathleen Sebelius - has been in Atlanta this week
promoting Georgia's coming health exchange and urging Deal to reconsider expanding the state's Medicaid program.
She says Medicaid expansion would extend coverage to 700,000 low-income Georgians and bring billions in new economic activity.
"The law was passed and signed in 2010, it was upheld by the Supreme Court last year, the president was reelected, we are implementing it, the law is the law," said Sebelius.
Two 'navigators'' named to help people make insurance choices under Obamacare
Posted: August 15, 2013 - 11:41pm
By Walter Jones
ATLANTA | Only two organizations will supply people to help an estimated 1.9 million Georgians pick a health plan under the federal Affordable Care Act, the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services announced Thursday.
Florida will be served by eight organizations and South Carolina by three.
At the same time, Attorney General Sam Olens joined his counterparts in 12 states raising alarms that the program, also known as Obamacare, doesn't have adequate privacy safeguards.
Mark Your Calendar
2nd Annual Medical Recruitment Fair
Georgia Alliance of Community Hospitals
August 23-25, 2013
Lake Lanier Islands Resort
30th Annual Georgia Society of Gastroenterology Nurses and Associates Conference:
September 20-22, 2013
Evergreen Marriott Resort
Stone Mountain, Georgia 30083
4021 Lakeview Drive
2013 Georgia Chapter Scientific Meeting
American College of Physicians
October 4-6, 2013
1st Annual Wound Care Conference
River City Wound and Ostomny Group
October 30, 2013
Columbus Regional Conference Center
710 Center Street
Columbus, GA 31901More Information