New Georgia law aims at transparency in health plans
Health care transparency legislation aimed at filling a gap in Georgia’s new surprise billing law will take effect this Sunday, in time for the annual insurance enrollment period. House Bill 789 will establish a rating system Georgians can use to determine which physician specialty groups in their insurance plan’s... Read more
Georgia Supreme Court rules in favor of rural hospital on CON
The Georgia Supreme Court Monday overturned a lower-court ruling requiring a hospital in rural Montezuma, Ga., to get the state’s permission to expand its capacity to serve psychiatric/substance abuse patients. Read the full article: Capitol Beat News Service  Read more
Kemp approves ethylene oxide restrictions
Manufacturers that use the cancer-causing chemical ethylene oxide, including a plant in Covington, face new restrictions in Georgia under legislation Gov. Brian Kemp has signed into law. Read the full article: Capitol Beat News Service  Read more
Former UGA All-American treating COVID-19 patients as a doctor
Former University of Georgia gymnast Kathy McMinn has grown accustomed to suiting up in full COVID-19 gear. The first four-year UGA All-American in any sport is now a Critical Care and Pulmonary Medicine doctor with the Wellstar Medical Group, treating the coronavirus on the frontlines. Read the full article:... Read more
Bill to continue COVID-19 unemployment benefits OK’d by Legislature
The General Assembly passed legislation Wednesday to keep in place certain unemployment benefits that were expanded in Georgia during the coronavirus pandemic. Final passage of Senate Bill 408, by Sen. Brian Strickland, comes as Georgia continues grappling with the economic fallout from coronavirus, which prompted roughly 2 million people... Read more

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