Trump picks Congressman Price of Georgia to run HHS
President-elect Donald Trump has selected U.S. Rep. Tom Price of Georgia as his nominee to head the Department of Health and Human Services. Price, 62, an orthopedic surgeon, has been a fierce critic of the Affordable Care Act, and has also discussed major changes to the Medicare program. The... Read more
How will a Trump presidency affect health care in Georgia?
“Obamacare is done.” That was the glum prediction late Tuesday night from Democratic political consultant James Carville, longtime ally of Hillary Clinton, as he noted the electoral math propelling Republican Donald Trump to victory in the presidential contest. Repealing the Affordable Care Act – or making severe changes to... Read more
Behavioral Health chief picked to run Georgia’s Medicaid agency
Frank Berry, head of the state Department of Behavioral Health and Developmental Disabilities, will replace Clyde Reese as commissioner of the Georgia Department of Community Health. Gov. Nathan Deal, who made the Berry announcement Wednesday, also nominated Judy Fitzgerald, DBHDD’s current chief of staff, as its new commissioner. Pending... Read more
Community Health chief leaving to become judge
Gov. Nathan Deal on Monday announced the appointment of the Department of Community Health’s commissioner, Clyde Reese, to the Georgia Court of Appeals. Reese, 57, has served as commissioner of DCH, the state’s main health care agency, since 2013. He will fill the vacancy on the bench created by... Read more
A big sum for Medicaid — and some hard choices
It’s the $110 million question. How should the Georgia Medicaid program spend the $110 million penalty to be paid by Tenet Healthcare as part of a fraud case settlement? The net amount is the biggest Medicaid fraud recovery in Georgia history, according to the state Attorney General’s office. By... Read more

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