Report provides no answers in Waycross child cancer cases
Andy Miller is editor and CEO of Georgia Health News. Brenda Goodman is senior news writer for WebMD. On a recent evening in Waycross, GA, government officials gathered around card tables set up in a semi-circle on the polished wood floors of the city auditorium. There were representatives from... Read more
Donation program ‘a tremendous help’ for struggling Elberton hospital
Elbert Memorial Hospital, which has struggled financially, is getting a big boost this year through Georgia’s tax credit program for rural hospitals. A year ago, the state’s tax credit for donations to such hospitals was 90 percent, and nonprofit Elbert Memorial received about $136,000, says hospital authority Chairman Daniel... Read more
Feds: Hospitals were not ‘double paid,’ but are still on the hook
The federal agency that runs Medicare has acknowledged making an error in its statement on hospital reimbursement when it disclosed its plan to recoup $55 million in improper payments to medical providers in Georgia and other states. The Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services indicated last week that hospitals were essentially paid... Read more
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

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