A jury in Valdosta on Wednesday found the former CEO of Archbold Medical Center guilty on all six counts of Medicaid fraud. Jurors deliberated two and a half hours before rendering the verdict against Ken Beverly. He will be sentenced at a later date. Prosecutor Jim Crane cited ‘’large... Read more
A quirk in the sweeping health care reform law has the potential to cost Children’s Healthcare of Atlanta $500,000 to $600,000 annually. The Affordable Care Act halted large discounts that children’s hospitals nationally were receiving on so-called ‘’orphan drugs,’’ used to treat rare medical conditions. As the New York... Read more
The executive director of Georgia’s largest physicians organization has been picked to head the state Department of Community Health. David Cook, an attorney and longtime head of the Medical Association of Georgia, was rumored to be at the top of Gov.-elect Nathan Deal’s list for the DCH job. As... Read more
Given that there are 50 states, a health ranking of 36th isn’t much to brag about. Yet Georgia’s overall ranking on health measures such as patterns of behavior, government health policies, and clinical care did jump seven spots in 2010, from 43rd the previous year. The annual rankings, released Tuesday, are... Read more
Straight talk on health reform has a new Q & A on dental insurance and the new law on the Consumer Corner page. And here are some tips for people who face a big dental bill now or in the future. Problems with your teeth can take a large... Read more

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