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Monty M. Veazey
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|GRHA thanks the Georgia State Office of Rural Health, South Georgia Technical College, the Association of Rural Health Professional Coders, and all the participants for another great ICD-10 Workshop in Cordele, GA on December 2, 2013!
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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.
Free GRHA Webinar
"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.
Southwest Georgia Area Health Education Center growing crop of new physicians in Southwest Georgia
ALBANY - Now in its 23rd year of operation, the Southwest Georgia Area Health Education Center - or SOWEGA-AHEC - has been working to train, recruit and retain to help maintain access to health care in an area of the state known to be particularly vulnerable to the consequences of physician shortages.
From the looks of it, the organization is only expanding its efforts to keep that mission going.
A non-profit operated by a community board of directors from the 38 counties its serves, SOWEGA-AHEC's ultimate mission is to connect students to health careers.
Study calculates cost of expansion decision
By: Andy Miller Published: Dec 5, 2013
Calculating the cost to taxpayers, a new study released Thursday says Georgia could see a net loss of $2.9 billion in the year 2022 if it continues to reject Medicaid expansion.
That's because Georgia taxpayers would be paying for expansion of Medicaid in other states, while not getting anything in return, said the Commonwealth Fund study. Additional federal funds go to states that expand Medicaid.
The Supreme Court made expansion optional for states.
Only Texas and Florida would have net losses higher than Georgia among 20 states that have opted not to expand Medicaid, said the study, conducted by Sherry Glied and Stephanie Ma of New York University.
Georgia would see a net loss of $2.86 billion in 2022 if it were the only state remaining that did not increase its Medicaid program to cover more low-income adults, said the study, which takes into account the federal taxes paid by state residents for other states' expansions.
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Magnolia Coastlands AHEC
Methicillin Resistant Staphylococcus aureus (MRSA): Infection Control Beyond the Individual Patient
Date: Tuesday, December 10, 2013
Time: 12:00 PM - 1:00 PM (EST) Speaker: Gregory S. Felzien, M.D., AAHIVS
Georgia Partnership for Telehealth
5th Annual Spring Conference
March 19-22, 2014
Omni Hotel at CNN Center
100 CNN Center
Atlanta, GA 30303
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