Fraudsters, beware! Health IT firm launched in Georgia is after you
Health care fraud is estimated to cost the nation at least $68 billion annually — with some estimates at $230 billion or more. Musheer Ahmed wants to lower those fraud figures significantly. Ahmed has started a health information technology company to detect fraud in medical billing practices. He started... Read more
People who got coverage through ACA wonder about the future
Debra Wood went to the emergency room four years ago because her abdomen was swollen and acutely painful. That led to a 12-day stay in the hospital. While she was there, she also learned that she had diabetes. Wood had no health insurance at the time, and after being... Read more
Anthem talk of pullout puts a cloud over ACA exchanges
Is Georgia’s health insurance exchange heading for another big insurer pullout? A research report last week indicated that the parent company of Blue Cross and Blue Shield of Georgia may be moving toward withdrawing from a large percentage of exchange markets nationally. In Georgia, Blue Cross is currently the... Read more
Affluent suburban counties remain Georgia’s healthiest, rankings show
Georgia’s suburbs continue to dominate the rankings of the state’s healthiest counties. Forsyth County, northeast of Atlanta, is the healthiest in Georgia for the fifth straight year, according to the 2017 County Health Rankings. The list was released Wednesday by the Robert Wood Johnson Foundation and the University of... Read more
Nonprofit insurer CareSource jumping into Ga. Medicaid market
A new insurer in Georgia, CareSource, currently has zero enrollees. But starting July 1, it will suddenly have at least 200,000 people in its health plan here. That’s because CareSource has been promised a minimum of 200,000 Medicaid or PeachCare enrollees, as it joins three other health insurers delivering... Read more

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