Legislators plan a broad revamp of state’s powerful CON laws 
Updated Friday at 11 a.m. Year after year, the Georgia General Assembly deals with proposals to revise the state’s health care regulatory rules. It’s always a contentious process, often pitting hospitals against one another. Even minor tweaks to the system typically get blocked before the end of the legislative... Read more
Medicare penalties hit most Ga. nursing homes
Three of four nursing homes in Georgia have received penalties from Medicare for avoidable hospital readmissions of nursing home patients. The 75 percent figure is slightly higher than the national average. The federal government gave bonuses for lower readmissions to 23 percent of the 373 nursing homes in the... Read more
Pregnant women face risk despite federal ER law
This special report, Deprived of Care: When ERs Break the Law, is an investigation by WebMD and Georgia Health News. Here’s a link to Part 1, Lives lost amid ER violations, investigation finds Jamie Larson had just been wheeled into a room at Sutter Roseville Medical Center in Roseville, CA, after... Read more
Lives lost amid ER violations, investigation finds
This special report, Deprived of Care: When ERs Break the Law, is an investigation by WebMD and Georgia Health News.  Randy Strickland walked into the ER at North Metro Medical Center burning with fever and trembling. He told the man and the woman who were staffing the triage desk that... Read more
CDC says South still center of new HIV infections
The HIV epidemic remains centered in the South, health officials say. And the region must overcome several factors before this disease burden will ease, they add. More than half of the new HIV diagnoses in 2016 – about 20,000 — were in the South, a CDC official told an... Read more

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