Piedmont to run clinics at 27 Atlanta area Walgreens locations
Piedmont Healthcare will operate 27 retail health clinics in Walgreens stores across the Atlanta area. The transition to Piedmont management is planned for August, and the clinics will be known as Piedmont QuickCare at Walgreens. It’s the latest move by Atlanta-based Piedmont to extend its reach across metro Atlanta... Read more
House health panel approves needle exchange bill
A bill that would help facilitate needle exchange programs in Georgia took its first step toward passage Tuesday. House Bill 161 is sponsored by state Rep. Betty Price, a physician. She is the wife of U.S. Health and Human Services Secretary Tom Price, who is also a physician and... Read more
Protesters in Atlanta urge preservation of ACA
Vicki Hopper was uninsured before she got coverage through the Affordable Care Act’s health insurance exchange in 2014. Right afterward, she was diagnosed with breast cancer. “I had the best treatment and best care,’’ says Hopper, now 58, of Roswell. “I’m cancer-free now.” The treatment cost roughly $500,000, she... Read more
Letter to the Editor: FAIR Health provides ‘neutral, objective market data’
To the Editor: In commenting on the Feb. 14, 2017, article “Proposal to End ‘Surprise’ Billing Tied Up over Payment Formula,” we at FAIR Health first acknowledge and applaud the Georgia Legislature’s serious efforts to protect consumers from balance billing for emergency and surprise bills. But we also wish... Read more
After tweak in payment formula, Senate committee OKs remedy for ‘surprise’ billing
A Georgia Senate panel Thursday passed legislation to halt ‘’surprise’’ medical billing – but not without a last-minute amendment that changed the contentious payment formula. The Health and Human Services Committee approved Senate Bill 8, which will address those situations in which patients get unexpected bills from providers who... Read more

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