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
Georgia already ranks low nationally in several public health measures, and two rankings that appeared Wednesday won’t do much to enhance the state’s portfolio. The March of Dimes issued its Premature Birth Report Card, and the state received an “F’’ for its high pre-term birth rate. Read more
Health care interests figure prominently for the lobbyists working for Nathan Deal’s transition team and inaugural committee. Jim Walls has an article on Atlanta Unfiltered reviewing the client lists for lobbyists who are helping the governor-elect. Read more
About one in seven Medicare hospital patients experienced an ”adverse event” during their hospital stay, says a government study released Tuesday, USA Today reports.  The newspaper said the study is the first of its kind aimed at understanding such problems in hospital care. Here’s a link to the Office... Read more

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