An Augusta facility for the developmentally disabled has been certified by the feds after the state corrected significant problems with patient safety there. The Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services (CMS), a federal agency, has notified the state that the Gracewood Developmental Center is now in “substantial compliance’’ with... Read more
A state agency says Georgia consumers’ personal data has not been compromised so far in the wake of a theft of a laptop computer that contained some people’s health information. The computer was stolen from the vehicle of an employee of the Department of Behavioral Health and Developmental Disabilities... Read more
State health officials have major work ahead to meet a July 2015 deadline with the federal government on improving care for Georgians with mental illness and developmental disabilities. That’s a key message of a report this month from an independent reviewer regarding the state’s five-year settlement agreement with the... Read more
A federal agency has warned Georgia officials that it will end Medicaid payments to an Augusta facility for the developmentally disabled unless the state improves conditions there. The Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services (CMS), in an August report, said the state-run Gracewood Developmental Center has repeatedly failed to... Read more
The investigation of a South Georgia unlicensed personal care home began with the report of a resident of the facility breaking into a nearby home to get food. Law enforcement officials later raided the care facility, called Uplift, which housed people with mental illness and disabilities. Conditions were horrifying.... Read more

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