Cancer Treatment Centers to pay $5 million into state indigent fund
Cancer Treatment Centers of America has agreed to pay more than $5 million into a state fund for indigent care as part of the organization’s expansion of its Newnan facility. There’s no apparent explanation for the payment in the Nov. 22 agreement between CTCA and the state’s Department of... Read more
Fighting the doctor shortage in rural Georgia
This article is part of an occasional series on rural health care in Georgia. These articles are supported by a grant from the Arthur M. Blank Family Foundation. Scott Bohlke is the only doctor practicing in Brooklet, a tiny town in southeastern Georgia. He has been working there for... Read more
Deal reached on millions in erroneous Medicare payments
Story updated Federal health officials have worked out an agreement to resolve an overpayment problem with medical providers in Georgia and other states. The terms of that agreement, like the payment issue itself, are complicated, A year ago, Georgia Health News reported that the federal Centers for Medicare &... Read more
Fewer Georgia hospitals earn ‘A’ safety rating in new Leapfrog report
One in four Georgia hospitals earned an “A’’ grade in the latest safety ratings by the Leapfrog Group, released Thursday. That percentage is lower than the one-third of Georgia hospitals scoring an A in the spring 2019 Leapfrog report. The new rate dropped Georgia from 15th among states to... Read more
Northwest Georgia health system to join N.C.-based Atrium
A Rome-based hospital system said Tuesday that it has signed a letter of intent to combine with Charlotte-based Atrium Health. The agreement between the nonprofit systems Atrium and Floyd Health System, if finalized, would represent another major development in the consolidation of hospitals in Georgia. Atrium Health recently took... Read more

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