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GRHA Newsletter  Week of November 8, 2013    www.grhainfo.org    grha@grhainfo.org    478-552-3620

Georgia Rural Health Association (GRHA) is the oldest state rural health association in the country. Founded in 1981, this nonprofit network of healthcare providers, educators, and individuals is united in its commitment to improve the health and healthcare services of rural Georgians. Join now!

FY 2013 GRHA Board of Directors

President

Denise Kornegay

Immediate Past President

Sallie Barker

President Elect

Ann Addison

Vice- President

Shelly Spires

Treasurer

Sheila Freeman

Secretary

Laura Bland Gillman

Board Members

Carla Belcher

Tim Trottier

Mary Mathis

Sue Nieman

Charles Owens

Chris Parker

Chuck Adams

Paula Guy

Monty M. Veazey

Joseph Barrow

Robert J. Briscione

Matt Caseman 

 

Meet our Board of Directors

GRHA welcomes new  student member!
 
Valomar
Reagon
of
 Statesboro, 
Georgia 
 

GRHA Corporate Members

 

Platinum Corporate Sponsor PPHS

 

 

Peach State Health Plan 

  

 

GACH   

 

 

 

Blue Cross Blue Shield 

 

Coca Cola 


   

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Free GRHA archived webinars are available for viewing:

 
Patient Centered Medical Home: The Basics and How it Works9/30/2013





11/14/2012 
  
2013 County Health Rankings


RAC 

Funding And Opportunties

November Health Observances




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New Annual Conference Dates
January 13 - 15, 2014
Please join GRHA 
in Savannah!

 


Keynote Speakers

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.

Desoto Hilton, Savannah
January 13-15
1-912-232-9000


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2 ICD-10 Workshops Scheduled
Sign up today!

Cordele
December 2, 2013
South GA Technical College
402 N. Midway Rd.
Cordele, GA 31015
229-271-4040

 

ICD-10 Bootcamp

January 7-8, 2014
Archbold Memorial Hospital
915 Gordon Ave., Thomasville, GA
Williams Auditorium 

 

Learn more

Registration

 

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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Free Webinar
Medicare Bad Debt 
Join us for a webinar on Dec 10, 2013 at 1:30 PM CST. (2:30 pm EST)
Register now!
 
 
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. 
 
Learning Objectives: 
 
 
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.
State Leaders Continue to Oppose Medicaid Expansion
By Denis O'Hayer
November 6, 2013

State leaders continue to say they won't expand Georgia's Medicaid program under the new Affordable Care Act.  On Wednesday, November 6, 2013, a select state Senate committee looked at some compromise proposals a few other states have tried to cover more of their uninsured citizens, while getting Federal waivers from some of the Act's requirements.

 

But committee chairman Joshua McKoon (R-Columbus) told WABE the plans being tried in Arkansas and Iowa don't fit well with the needs of Georgia's population. 

 

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State health centers get $5.3 million from feds
By Andy Miller 
November 7, 2013

The federal government announced Thursday that it has awarded $5.3 million to 10 Georgia health organizations to create new sites to deliver care.

 

Nationally, the Department of Health and Human Services awarded $150 million under the Affordable Care Act to support 236 new health center sites across the country across the country.

 

The funding comes on top of $19 million awarded nationally in September to create new health care centers, including five in Georgia.

 

Federally qualified health centers (FQHCs) serve underserved areas, offer a sliding fee scale, and provide comprehensive health services. The centers are also assisting enrollment in the health insurance exchanges, part of health care reform. An FQHC can operate several clinics.





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Mark Your Calendar

 

National Rural Health Association

Rural Multicultural and Multiracial Health Conference

December 4-5 

San Antonio, Texas

Learn more

  

Hometown Health

14th Annual Conference

November 13-15

The Lodge and Spa at Callaway Gardens

Registration 

 

The Impact of the Affordable Care Act (ACA) on Healthcare Design and Construction 

Wednesday, Nov 20, 2013
11:30 AM - 01:30 PM Eastern

Crowne Plaza Hotel - Atlanta Perimeter at Ravinia
4355 Ashford Dunwoody Road
Atlanta, GA 30346

Learn more

 

National Rural Health Day
November 21, 2013

Matt Caseman 
GRHA