Multimillion-dollar mistake: Medicare says providers were overpaid
The federal Medicare agency, citing contractor errors, is seeking to recoup nearly $55 million from hospitals and other medical providers in Georgia and other states. The Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services told GHN on Wednesday that the agency found 268,000 claims from hospitals, rural health clinics and other providers that... Read more
Dahlonega hospital closing could be just the beginning
Chestatee Regional Hospital in Dahlonega is scheduled to close a month from now. But that will be just the first step of a complicated transaction that may result in a new hospital in Lumpkin County, whose mountain scenery and historical sites are an attraction for Atlanta tourists. Northeast Georgia... Read more
Egleston files state application for proposed new hospital
Egleston Children’s Hospital, a subsidiary of Children’s Healthcare of Atlanta, filed a state application Monday for its proposed hospital in the Atlanta suburb of Brookhaven. The $1.5 billion project for the North Druid Hills campus would be the largest hospital construction plan, in terms of cost, in the history of... Read more
Experimental dressings could heal wounds better and cheaper
When you nick your finger on a piece of paper or bump into a table and get a bruise, your body has a natural healing process to close up cuts and repair small wounds. But when big gashes or serious wounds happen, however, the body may need help with... Read more
Lee County will get its hospital, but what will that mean?
With the last legal hurdle now eliminated, the Lee County hospital project has a smooth path ahead. The Dougherty County Commission late Monday dropped its lawsuit against the state for awarding a license, or certificate of need (CON), for the Lee County Medical Center. The suit had been the last barrier... Read more

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