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
Medicare pay cuts to doctors raise alarm bells
More than 80 percent of Georgia AARP members say they’re worried that doctors may stop treating older patients due to an impending Medicare pay cut to physicians, according to a new survey. The survey of Georgia AARP members was released Thursday as physician groups and seniors gathered at a... Read more
About one in seven Medicare hospital patients experienced an ”adverse event” during their hospital stay, says a government study released Tuesday, USA Today reports.  The newspaper said the study is the first of its kind aimed at understanding such problems in hospital care. Here’s a link to the Office... Read more
Today begins a time of decision-making for Medicare beneficiaries. It’s open enrollment season for seniors and people with disabilities who have Medicare. Consumer Corner offers resources to help guide people on their choices. Read more
Today begins open enrollment for the more than 1 million Medicare beneficiaries in Georgia. It’s often a time of confusion because of the dizzying array of choices for seniors, Read more

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