Georgia health care has many voices, one message: Time to act (features MAG president)
The Atlanta Journal-Constitution invited leaders in Georgia health care to talk about federal, state and personal actions that can help Georgians. READ MORE
Gainesville native named Georgia Medicaid chief
Gainesville native Blake Fulenwider has been named Georgia Medicaid Chief, according to an announcement from Frank Berry, Commissioner of the Georgia Department of Community Health. |
Premium increases for Georgia’s 2018 [ACA] exchange may not be over
Georgia Health News
The four insurers offering coverage in Georgia’s insurance exchange next year are increasing their proposed rates beyond the big premium hikes that they first sought, state officials said Tuesday. | READ MORE
Piedmont system to keep growing with acquisition of Conyers hospital
Georgia Health News
Piedmont Healthcare is expanding its footprint east of Atlanta with an agreement to purchase Rockdale Medical Center in Conyers. | READ MORE
Piedmont Newton to continue providing EMS
The Citizens
After weeks of negotiations and speculation, Piedmont Newton Hospital announced Thursday it plans to retain its emergency medical service license and provide EMS independently rather than in partnership with a contractor. | READ MORE
Gridlock Guy: Driving simulators highlight distracted driving dangers
If you’re reading this behind the wheel, you’re missing the point. Even though most everyone has heard about the dangers of distracted driving, most still do it. | READ MORE
As lead poisoned a child, a slow state response
Georgia Health News
Almost as soon as he could balance on his plump baby legs, Austin Poteet loved to pull himself up to look out one of the windows of the house his family was renting in Ashburn. | READ MORE
National EMS seeing more opioid-related cases in Rockdale
The Citizens
National EMS is seeing more opioid-related calls in Rockdale, especially among the 18-35 age category. Benny Atkins, president of National EMS, which provides ambulance services to the county, gave a January-June 2017 update to the Board of Commissioners at its Aug. 22 meeting. | READ MORE
Zika virus: The risk is down, but it’s no time to be complacent
Georgia Health News
Cases of Zika infection have dropped significantly in Georgia and across the United States, public health officials say. | READ MORE
America is losing battle to prevent strokes, as risk factors increase across population
After four decades of progress preventing strokes that affect 800,000 Americans and kill up to 140,000 annually, progress has stalled, and in some states strokes are again increasing, according to a new report from the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention. | READ MORE
Georgia Senate Resolution yet another feather in Dr. Indran Indrakrishnan’s cap (features MAG member)
NRI Pulse
"I recall a specific example where an uninsured patient contacted the Medical Association of Georgia for an expensive life saving procedure and Dr. Indrakrishnan volunteered to perform this free of charge." | READ MORE
Team win: Relationships key to Georgia advocacy (written by MAG member)
We live in a sports-crazed society and often hear about the importance of relationships when it comes to successful teams. Well, success in advocacy is no different—it requires strong teams and positive relationships. | READ MORE
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