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
A state health agency Thursday delayed approval of a change in the Medicaid eligibility system for people in long-term care whose incomes are above the government program’s thresholds. The Department of Community Health’s board had been set to approve a switch for some lower-income Georgians — who now use... Read more

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