Commentary: Don’t take the risk of dumping CON
Certificate of Need laws regulate health care facilities in Georgia — and they have provoked an endless stream of debate. Every year, the General Assembly’s assemblage of bills contains proposed changes to CON, backed by proponents who say the current regulations have stymied worthwhile projects. Retired health care executive... Read more
Our CON laws are working, and we need to keep them
For the past few decades, there has been a push at many levels to do away with government regulations on business. This effort has only increased recently. Along these lines, every year or two, some state politician suggests doing away with Georgia’s Certificate of Need (CON) laws, which regulate... Read more
Commentary: There’s help for managing your health in Medicare
Many adults have one or more chronic health conditions, and that’s especially true as people grow older. What’s more, coordinating services for these different conditions can be challenging. “Between doctor visits, taking the right medications at the right times, and following advice from different health care professionals, managing your... Read more
Take advantage of what Medicare has to offer
Resources are available to educate patients about Chronic Care Management About half of all adults in the United States – 117 million people – have one or more chronic health conditions such as arthritis, cancer, diabetes, heart disease, or dementia, and one in four adults have two or more conditions,... Read more
Malpractice insurer pitches restructuring plan at state hearing
Georgia’s top medical malpractice insurer seeks a corporate restructuring to boost its flexibility to pursue future growth, company officials said Wednesday. And policyholders would continue to own 100 percent of the company if its reorganization plan is approved, MAG Mutual officials told state Insurance Commissioner Ralph Hudgens at a... Read more

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