Earlier this week, the Georgia Hospital Association convened a meeting in Macon of representatives of hospitals across the state. The topic was taxes. But not the kind that individuals and corporations pay. The Georgia General Assembly earlier this year passed a tax on hospitals to help fill a financial hole... Read more
An unsolicited $3.3 billion bid by Community Health Systems for Tenet Healthcare, announced Thursday, would have an impact in Georgia. Each company owns hospitals in the state, though in very different markets. Franklin, Tenn.-based Community Health, which operates or leases 126 hospitals nationally, has Trinity Hospital of Augusta and Fannin... Read more
In terms of health care fixes, it was a two-for-one deal on Capitol Hill. The House of Representatives, by an overwhelming vote Thursday, approved a 12-month delay in the impending 25 percent pay cut for doctors treating Medicare patients. The Senate had already approved an identical bill, and President Obama has indicated... Read more
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

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