Atlanta health care prices on the high end, national report says
Metro Atlanta is in the top third of 112 urban areas on health care pricing, newly released data show. The prices in greater Atlanta are higher than those in Augusta and Savannah, the two other Georgia cities studied by the Health Care Cost Institute. The Healthy Marketplace Index report... Read more
Emory Healthcare may take over part of mall
Struggling Northlake Mall in Atlanta may get some much-needed vitality from a deep-pocketed new tenant: Emory Healthcare. Emory is considering investing at least $20 million in an administrative offices project that would take over about one-third of the mall, along I-285 near Tucker, according to a recent report by... Read more
Big-name partnership in cancer care formed northwest of Atlanta
WellStar Health System announced a partnership Friday with Northwest Georgia Oncology Centers (NGOC) to enhance community-based cancer care in the northwest Atlanta suburbs. The Marietta-based oncology group’s main service is providing chemotherapy infusion to cancer patients. The locations that will serve WellStar patients in this partnership will be in... Read more
‘A big health care year’ under the Gold Dome
The battles over hospital regulation and financial disclosure appeared to be finished last week at the Georgia Legislature. But on Tuesday, as the 2019 General Assembly session was wrapping up, these prickly issues proved they weren’t dead after all. An attempt to allow a sports medicine and training center... Read more
Breakthrough: Legislature approves CON changes, Medicaid funding plan, hospital transparency
In a whirlwind of activity on health care bills, the General Assembly on Friday approved substantial changes to the state’s certificate-of-need system and the renewal of a Medicaid funding mechanism. The CON provisions in House Bill 186 will allow Cancer Treatment Centers of America a pathway to expand the... Read more

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