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The Pulse November 24, 2010 0

Georgia Health News wishes everyone a Happy Thanksgiving! We’ll return soon after the holiday with more news about the state’s health care system. Thanks for your readership and support ! Andy Miller Read more
Georgia plans to apply for an exemption to new rules requiring health insurers to spend at least 80 percent of the premium dollar on medical care. The insurance spending rules, part of the health care reform law, were presented Monday by the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services.... Read more
Louisville, Ky.-based Humana has agreed to buy Concentra, based in Texas, in an interesting marriage of a health insurer with a provider of urgent care and occupational medicine. Concentra has 13 centers in Georgia, 11 of them in the metro Atlanta area. Here is the Wall Street Journal‘s story... Read more
Older people have always been prime targets for scam artists seeking to prey on the vulnerable. According to a recent survey, more than 7 million American seniors have already been victimized by a financial swindle. A new campaign to combat investment swindles will train medical professionals to spot people... Read more
The state failed to collect at least $12 million from three insurers that cover Georgia children in government health programs, according to e-mails and financial documents obtained by Georgia Health News. One state spreadsheet shows Peach State Health Plan owes $6.5 million, WellCare $5.1 million, and Amerigroup $500,000. The... Read more

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