Hospital transparency rules approved; state gives update on waiver, Grady flooding crisis
Story updated Despite objections from hospital groups, Gov. Brian Kemp’s administration has stuck to its tough financial transparency rules for nonprofit hospitals. The board of the Department of Community Health, meeting in Atlanta on Thursday, gave final approval to new financial requirements that hospitals must follow, including disclosing top salaries,... Read more
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
Too little? Kemp’s proposal on changing Medicaid takes flak
During his gubernatorial campaign last year and his first months in office as governor, Brian Kemp declared that he would not expand the state’s Medicaid program. And in the second half of his waiver proposals, announced Monday, Kemp stuck to that position. The Republican governor’s plan, by setting tough... Read more
Deloitte briefs state advisory group on health care waiver effort
Georgia has a high rate of people without health insurance, and it’s statistically below average in quality of health care. Those shortcomings, state officials say, underscore a clear need to make changes to Georgia’s health insurance systems. That message was part of a presentation Thursday to a large advisory... Read more
Abrams says waiver effort won’t fix Georgia’s health care problems
Former Democratic gubernatorial candidate Stacey Abrams told reporters Wednesday that Georgia’s proposed health care waivers are “shortsighted’’ and will leave hundreds of thousands without health insurance. During last year’s gubernatorial campaign, Abrams pushed for the state to adopt full expansion of Medicaid under the Affordable Care Act. She was... Read more

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