DECEMBER 13, 2018
Georgia sees last-minute [ACA] enrollment surge, but trails last year’s total
Georgia Health News
Just a few days are left before the deadline for sign-ups in the 2019 health insurance exchange. READ MORE
Study shows deductibles, insurance costs high for Georgia employees
The Augusta Chronicle
Fast rising deductibles and greater out-of-pocket costs are high for Georgia families that get insurance through an employer, a study released today found. | READ MORE
[AMA] backs lawsuit against [President Trump’s] health insurance rule
The American Medical Association on Wednesday threw its support behind a lawsuit brought by several states’ attorneys general challenging a Trump administration rule that makes it easier to establish health insurance plans that avoid Affordable Care Act requirements. | READ MORE
Millions of Americans could face surprise emergency room bills in January
Bloomberg News
A flood of surprise hospital bills could start arriving in U.S. mailboxes as early as January unless two giant for-profit health care companies resolve a dispute over whether thousands of doctors remain in patients’ insurance networks. | READ MORE
Fulton proposes $1.1 billion budget, spending on health and security
Atlanta Journal Constitution
Fulton County residents will get their chance to weigh in on how the county government spends taxpayer money in a series of public hearings that continue Wednesday as the county commission considers a $1.1 billion budget for the coming year. | READ MORE
Fourth Georgia case of mysterious illness confirmed
Georgia Health News
A fourth case of a rare polio-like illness has been confirmed in Georgia, with two more cases considered probable, public health officials say. | READ MORE
Navicent Health now one step closer to deal with out-of-state hospital system
The Telegraph
After months of negotiations, Navicent Health is one step closer to finalizing its partnership with Atrium Health, a nonprofit health care system based in Charlotte, North Carolina. | READ MORE
Doctors with borders: Immigrant physicians hindered from easing Georgia doctor shortage
GPB News
According to the American Immigration Council, about 25 percent of the nearly one million physicians who practice medicine in the United States were trained in foreign medical schools. In Georgia, about 17 percent of doctors were born in another country, but they face high barriers to entry into the U.S. | READ MORE
Genetic testing guidelines for breast cancer are outdated, study finds
Genetic testing guidelines for breast cancer are out-of-date and miss nearly half of patients diagnosed with the malignancy, doctors found in a new analysis of who gets tested and who doesn't. | READ MORE
The 5 things an employer is looking for in a resident's CV
AMA Wire
You’ve faced down the MCAT, conquered medical school, reigned as a resident and yet, like many even more experienced physicians, may feel some trepidation about writing a winning curriculum vitae (CV). It doesn’t have to be that way. | READ MORE
Many young physicians don't get doctor-recommended child and family leave
Physicians training at many of the top U.S. medical schools get much less time off for childbearing and family leave than the 12 weeks recommended by doctors, two new studies suggest. | READ MORE
AMA: Nine institutions made major improvements in physician burnout
Physician burnout is a widespread problem across the healthcare industry, but nine organizations stand out in their commitment and progress to prevent and alleviate the issue, according to the American Medical Association (AMA). | READ MORE
[Tom Gore, M.D.] named WellStar West Georgia’s 2018 Physician of the Year
The LaGrange Daily News
Dr. Tom Gore, who has served the community for 33 years as a cardiologist, was honored as WellStar West Georgia Medical Center’s 2018 Physician of the Year. | READ MORE
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