Audit at Community Health indicates risky data policies in Medicaid
Auditors have found that Georgia’s Department of Community Health “exposes itself to unnecessary risk of error, misuse, fraud or loss of data’’ that could significantly affect the reliability of claims and payment processing of Medicaid benefits. The audit findings were reported in a document at the DCH board’s September Audit Committee... Read more
Study: ACA may be factor in improved HPV vaccination rates
Human papillomavirus is the most common sexually transmitted infection in the United States. It’s so common that the CDC estimates most people will contract it at some point in their lives, and recommends all 11- and 12-year-olds get vaccinated. The most dangerous strains can cause cervical and other cancers. But HPV... Read more
Rockdale hospital officially joins Piedmont family
Rockdale Medical Center, about 25 miles east of Atlanta, has officially become the eighth hospital in the Piedmont Healthcare system. The hospital — in Conyers, the seat of Rockdale County — was purchased from LifePoint Health, a for-profit company based in Tennessee. Piedmont officials announced the completion of the... Read more
Commentary: A way to make healthy food more available
Georgians who are poor are challenged on many fronts. One area that often proves difficult is finding healthy food that’s affordable. But Georgia Fresh for Less is making that happen. In a new GHN Commentary, Sara Berney of Wholesome Wave Georgia describes how the Fresh For Less program doubles... Read more
As open enrollment nears, insurance exchanges face plenty of uncertainty
Details surrounding the 2018 health insurance exchanges appear as murky as ever, despite the demise this week of the latest U.S. Senate effort to change federal health law. And amid this uncertainty, open enrollment for exchange coverage begins just a month from now. Even the premium increases for Georgia’s 2018... Read more

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