FY 2013 GRHA Board of Directors
Immediate Past President
Laura Bland Gillman
Monty M. Veazey
Robert J. Briscione
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GRHA welcomes new student member!
2013 County Health Rankings
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January 13 - 15, 2014
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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.
2 ICD-10 Workshops Scheduled
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December 2, 2013
South GA Technical College
402 N. Midway Rd.
Cordele, GA 31015
January 7-8, 2014
Archbold Memorial Hospital
915 Gordon Ave., Thomasville, GA
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.
Medicare Bad Debt
Join us for a webinar on Dec 10, 2013 at 1:30 PM CST. (2:30 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.
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.
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.
Mark Your Calendar
National Rural Health Association
Rural Multicultural and Multiracial Health Conference
San Antonio, Texas
14th Annual Conference
The Lodge and Spa at Callaway Gardens
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
National Rural Health Day
November 21, 2013