Despite objections from hospital groups, Gov. Brian Kemp’s administration has stuck to its tough financial transparency rules for nonprofit hospitals.
The board of the Department of Community Health, meeting in Atlanta on Thursday, gave final approval to new financial requirements that hospitals must follow, including disclosing top salaries, property holdings and business ventures.
State health officials, though, deferred an expected board vote on Kemp’s waiver proposal that would add people to the state’s Medicaid rolls. Blake Fulenwider, chief health policy officer for Community Health, said the state needs to catalogue and analyze more public ...
Curbing high drug prices is an issue that cuts across all political lines.
In a new GHN Commentary, Della “Trip” Stoner says it’s time for Congress to act on the issue.
She gives the example of insulin, which is used by people with diabetes. “The price of insulin has increased 700 percent over the last 20 years and from 2012 to 2016, annual per-person spending on insulin by patients with type-1 diabetes nearly doubled, from $2,900 to $5,700 per year,’’ she writes.
Stoner supports legislation that would lower drug prices, a proposal she says ...
The recent Cobb County measles outbreak began in October with five cases that were not reported to public health officials.
Health officials didn’t learn of the October cases — all within one family — until they began investigating the six additional cases that emerged in November in the suburban Atlanta county.
Dozens of local and state public health officials mobilized to contain the outbreak, the largest in the state in decades.
The board of the Department of Public Health on Tuesday were given details of the steps the agency took to address the Cobb outbreak.
Brenda Goodman is a senior news writer for WebMD. Andy Miller is editor and CEO of Georgia Health News.
Illinois residents living about a half mile away from a medical sterilization facility have levels of the cancer-causing gas ethylene oxide in their blood that are about 50% higher than those who live farther away, according to newly released test results.
The testing was limited, involving blood samples from just 93 people who responded to fliers and social media posts about the project. Participants were not randomly selected, which may have introduced bias. The results have ...
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