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 student member!
2013 County Health Rankings
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New Annual Conference Dates
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.
2 Free Upcoming GRHA Webinars
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"The Rural Health Workforce and Challenges Ahead"
Nov 25, 2013 at
12:00 PM - 1:00 PM (EST)
This program will highlight rural health workforce issues and attendees will gain valuable insights into the current supply and the potential strategies to improve Georgia's current ratios.
"Medicare Bad Debt"
Dec 10, 2013 at
1:30 PM - 2:30 PM CST (Begins 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.
Cuts in Hospital Subsidies Threaten Safety-Net Care
Published: November 8, 2013
New York Times
SAVANNAH, Ga. - The uninsured pour into Memorial Health hospital here: the waitress with cancer in her voice box who for two years assumed she just had a sore throat. The unemployed diabetic with a wound stretching the length of her shin. The construction worker who could no longer breathe on his own after weeks of untreated asthma attacks and had to be put on a respirator.
Many of these patients were expected to gain health coverage under the Affordable Care Act through a major expansion of Medicaid, the medical insurance program for the poor. But after the Supreme Court in 2012 gave states the right to opt out, Georgia, like about half the states, almost all of them Republican-led, refused to broaden the program.
National Rural Health Day is November 21st! What are you doing to celebrate?
2013 NOSORH National Rural Health Day Series
As it has in years past, NOSORH will join forces with representatives of various State Offices of Rural Health and its various National Rural Health Day partners to present a series of FREE webinars highlighting the good work being done across the nation to address rural health concerns.
See what free webinars are available
Mark Your Calendar
National Rural Health Association
Rural Multicultural and Multiracial Health Conference
San Antonio, Texas
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
Healthcare Business Specialists
Rural Health Clinic Seminar
December 5, 2013