Feds seek more data on state’s insurance waiver
Federal officials are asking Georgia for more information on the state’s request for a waiver to make changes to the health insurance exchange. In a letter dated Thursday to Gov. Brian Kemp, the federal Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services (CMS) indicates that the “reinsurance’’ part of that waiver... Read more
Could federal Medicaid idea reshape Ga. waiver?
A new federal initiative on Medicaid could wind up altering Georgia’s waiver proposal on extending coverage to low-income adults. The Trump administration said Thursday that it’s encouraging states to seek a cap on federal Medicaid funding for covering working-age adults, in exchange for more state autonomy in running that... Read more
Surprise billing, maternal mortality, PBMs: Lawmakers talk health care agenda
A key state senator said Tuesday that he is optimistic a compromise plan on easing the problem of surprise medical billing will finally pass the Georgia General Assembly this year. Sen. Ben Watson (R-Savannah), who chairs the Senate Health and Human Services Committee, told a breakfast gathering that the... Read more
Georgia’s Top 10 health care stories of 2019
From waivers to toxic pollution to disease outbreaks, Georgia experienced an eventful year in health care. Here is our list of the Top 10 health care stories in 2019. Let us know what we got right – and what we missed! 1. Gov. Brian Kemp unveiled proposals to offer more... Read more
A season stuffed with Georgia health care developments
The week before Christmas usually isn’t packed with health care news. ‘Tis the season for health care experts – and journalists – to ease off the gas and prepare for the holidays. Not so this year. Friday alone brought some major developments in Georgia. The afternoon began with a... Read more

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