Multimillion-dollar mistake: Medicare says providers were overpaid
The federal Medicare agency, citing contractor errors, is seeking to recoup nearly $55 million from hospitals and other medical providers in Georgia and other states. The Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services told GHN on Wednesday that the agency found 268,000 claims from hospitals, rural health clinics and other providers that... Read more
Emory goes Down Under to deliver nighttime intensive care here
Hospitals, like many other workplaces, have a tough time filling slots on the night shift. Few doctors and nurses want to work overnight hours, which are often inconvenient and can take a toll in fatigue and burnout. But in a novel way, Emory medical providers are addressing the problem.... Read more
The high cost of surviving rabies
Brenda Goodman is senior news writer at WebMD. Andy Miller is CEO and editor of Georgia Health News. Feb. 20, 2018 — A brown bat the size of a mouse with teeth like a stapler may or may not have bitten Tamara Davis in Georgia. But it certainly took... Read more
DeKalb Medical again faces federal scrutiny over patient care
For the second time in four months, DeKalb Medical Center faces a federal deadline for approval of a plan of correction after a patient care problem. The latest case involved a nursing home patient who was admitted to the Decatur hospital in October. The patient, whose chief complaint was rectal... Read more
DeKalb Medical works to satisfy feds’ concerns after discharge of vulnerable patient
DeKalb Medical Center faces a federal deadline later this month for approval of a correction plan after the discharge of a patient with mental illness who then went missing for several days. If the Decatur hospital does not get the necessary OK from the Centers for Medicare and Medicaid... Read more

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