JUNE 21, 2018
Number of uninsured kids in Georgia down sharply under ACA
Georgia Health News
The state has seen a decrease of more than 85,000 in its number of uninsured children since the Affordable Care Act was implemented, a new report says. READ MORE
Abrams pushing health care as a key issue in her campaign for governor
Georgia Health News
Stacey Abrams is making health care a central issue of her campaign for Georgia governor. | READ MORE
'Dancing doctor' objects to emergency license suspension
Dr. Windell Davis-Boutte, the “Dancing Doctor” whose medical license was suspended this month, filed an objection to the emergency suspension in court on Thursday, seeking restoration of her ability to practice medicine. | READ MORE
Lee County will get its hospital, but what will that mean?
Georgia Health News
With the last legal hurdle now eliminated, the Lee County hospital project has a smooth path ahead. | READ MORE
Health care megadeals seen as more likely after media merger ruling
Healthcare Dive
Healthcare companies with pending M&A — not a small group these days — can feel better about their chances to clinch deals after this week's ruling letting the proposed media merger of AT&T and Time Warner move forward. | READ MORE
Nearly 50 medical associations call for reduction to MIPS reporting period
Becker's Hospital Review
Medical groups are calling on CMS to lessen the reporting period for the Merit-based Incentive Payment System in 2018 and future years. | READ MORE
More than 10 percent of female physicians experienced workplace sexual harassment
Healthcare Dive
According to the U.S. Equal Employment Opportunity Commission, up to 60% of women experience unwanted sexual attention or coercion, sexually crude conduct or sexist comments in the workplace. | READ MORE
More doctor pay tied to patient satisfaction and outcomes
As insurance companies shift more reimbursement away from fee-for-service medicine, doctors and their practices are seeing more of their bonuses and pay hikes based on “value-based metrics such as patient satisfaction and outcome measures,” new reports on physician compensation indicate. | READ MORE
Knockout HIV event [in Atlanta] offers free one-minute testing
The AIDS Healthcare Foundation invites you to come out on National HIV/AIDS Testing Day to the Knockout HIV Power Lunch Hour. | READ MORE
After an overdose, patients aren't getting treatments that could prevent the next one
GPB News
More than 115 Americans are dying every day from an opioid overdose. But a study out Monday finds that just three in 10 patients revived by an EMT or in an emergency room received the follow-up medication known to avoid another life-threatening event. | READ MORE
Cobb [County] joins national opioid suit against pharmacies, drug makers
Atlanta Journal Constitution
Cobb has joined hundreds of other counties nationwide in filing legal action against pharmaceutical companies and pharmacies over their alleged role in fueling the opioid epidemic. | READ MORE
Lower costs, fewer benefits in new health insurance option
Associated Press
The Trump administration’s new health insurance option offers lower premiums for small businesses and self-employed people, but the policies are likely to cover fewer benefits. | READ MORE
Dr. Atul Gawande to lead Amazon, JPMorgan, Berkshire health care venture
Modern Healthcare
Dr. Atul Gawande will lead the Boston-based Amazon, Berkshire Hathaway and JPMorgan Chase healthcare venture, the companies announced Wednesday. | READ MORE
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