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 Organizational Member!
South Central Primary Care Center, Ocilla, GA
2013 County Health Rankings
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New Annual Conference Dates
January 13 - 15, 2014
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Revised Agenda Coming Soon!
ICD-10 Workshop in Cordele
December 2, 2013
South GA Technical College
402 N. Midway Rd.
Cordele, GA 31015
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.
Medicare Bad Debt
Join us for a webinar on Dec 10, 2013 at 1:30 PM CST. (12:30 pm EST)
This 1 hour session is designed to help clinics understand what should and should not be included on the Medicare bad debt log, when to write off a Medicare bad debt, collection policy - what should and should not be included, and audit documentation.
Understand what is included on the Medicare bad debt log
Know when to write off Medicare bad debts
Understand the two types of Medicare bad debt and how to treat each type
Know what documentation is required for audit, as well as common pitfalls
Know what should and should NOT be included in the clinic's collection policy
After registering, you will receive a confirmation email containing information about joining the webinar.
A change in services and a Medicaid Pay Hike
By Andy Miller
A state health agency board gave initial approval Thursday to offering care coordination services to 450,000 Medicaid beneficiaries who have disabilities or are elderly.
The proposal for the "aged, blind and disabled'' population comes as part of the state's move to improve care and reduce spending. This beneficiary category represents roughly 28 percent of Medicaid enrollees in Georgia, but it accounts for 60 percent of the overall costs of the program.
Clyde Reese, the Department of Community Health commissioner, also announced that Georgia primary care physicians are scheduled to start receiving a pay hike for Medicaid services Nov. 1, as part of a provision in the Affordable Care Act.
For two years, it will pay family physicians, internists and pediatricians the same for Medicaid services as they receive under Medicare. The pay hike for eligible doctors is expected to be retroactive back to Jan. 1.
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Health Insurance Marketplace
November 21, 2013
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National Rural Health Association
Rural Multicultural and Multiracial Health Conference
San Antonio, Texas
Magnolia Coastlands AHEC
Reducing Inappropriate Use of Anti psychotics in Nursing Homes
Distance Learning Opportunity
Tuesday, November 5, 2013
12:00 Noon - 1:00 PM (EST)
1st Annual Wound Care Conference
River City Wound and Ostomny Group
October 30, 2013
Columbus Regional Conference Center
710 Center Street
Columbus, GA 31901