4 insurers submit rates for 2019 Ga. exchange
Four health insurers have submitted proposed rates to the state insurance department to offer coverage in next year’s exchange in Georgia. The state agency, which must approve or reject the proposals, said Friday that it had not yet had time to study them. The four companies – Kaiser, Blue Cross and... Read more
Lee County will get its hospital, but what will that mean?
With the last legal hurdle now eliminated, the Lee County hospital project has a smooth path ahead. The Dougherty County Commission late Monday dropped its lawsuit against the state for awarding a license, or certificate of need (CON), for the Lee County Medical Center. The suit had been the last barrier... Read more
Number of uninsured kids in Georgia down sharply under ACA
The state has seen a decrease of more than 85,000 in its number of uninsured children since the Affordable Care Act was implemented, a new report says. Georgia had the fourth-highest such decrease among states from 2013 to 2016, said the report from the University of Minnesota’s State Health... Read more
Georgia Tech creating haven for health tech entrepreneurs
Georgia Tech’s startup incubator is targeting health technology entrepreneurs, thanks to a contribution from a Blue Cross-owned health IT company. Atlanta-based NASCO, which is owned by several Blue Cross and Blue Shield plans, is donating funding for Tech’s Advanced Technology Development Center (ATDC) for its HealthTech initiative. That program, which will... Read more
Kaiser, Emory strike deal on model of care for two Atlanta hospitals
Emory Healthcare and Kaiser Permanente announced a new collaboration Wednesday that will make two Emory hospitals the primary facilities for Kaiser doctors and patients in metro Atlanta. Under the agreement, Kaiser will introduce its national model of hospital care to Emory University Hospital Midtown and Emory Saint Joseph’s Hospital.... Read more

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