Duncan urges culture of transparency in health care
Lt. Gov. Geoff Duncan told journalists Tuesday that he wants to see transparency on quality of medical care as much as on medical prices. Duncan said there’s a vacuum of information on medical outcomes that he would like to see filled. The lieutenant governor had been in the nation’s... Read more
Enrollment drops, eligibility snags and cyber-errors in benefit programs spark concern
Georgia Medicaid and PeachCare saw a drop of 20,000 kids last year, a recent report found. Food stamp use has fallen in the state as well, continuing a steady drop since 2013. The Temporary Assistance for Needy Families (TANF) program, which aids pregnant women and families with dependent children, hit a... Read more
Wain lands CEO job at Emory hospitals
Matt Wain has been named CEO for Emory University Hospital, Emory University Orthopaedics & Spine Hospital and Emory University Hospital at Wesley Woods.  Emory officials said Wain, a former Blackhawk helicopter pilot in the U.S. military, will begin his new role August 19.  Wain comes to Emory from Medical University... Read more
Where does Georgia rank on some key health measures?
Georgia’s child well-being ranking has climbed one spot, to 38th among the states, in an annual national report on kids. The KIDS COUNT Data Book for 2019, released Monday, measures children on education, economic well-being, health, and family and community. Georgia has come a long way from a ranking... Read more
Personal blog: Excellent medical care, followed by nasty letters
“Final Notice,” the medical bill read. And that cheery tone continued: “The above account may be sent to a collection agency if we do not receive immediate payment.’’ The amount due: $26.04. At least they sent me an envelope with it (though they didn’t include a stamp). It was... Read more

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