APRIL 12, 2018
Georgia ranked in top tier for action against opioid abuse
Georgia Health News
Georgia is one of 13 states receiving the highest mark from the National Safety Council for taking comprehensive actions to eliminate opioid overdoses and help protect residents. READ MORE
Medscape Physician Compensation Report 2018
The Medscape Physician Compensation Report is the most comprehensive and widely used physician salary survey in the United States for the eighth year in a row. | READ MORE
Blue Cross, Piedmont claim progress, but no breakthrough
Georgia Health News
Blue Cross and Blue Shield of Georgia and Piedmont Healthcare each said Tuesday that they’re making progress in negotiations to reach a new contract. | READ MORE
Home medical equipment firms say Blue Cross squeezing them
Georgia Health News
Piedmont Healthcare isn’t the only entity battling Georgia’s biggest health insurer over reimbursement rates. | READ MORE
CRMC hosts emergency preparedness & disaster readiness training (features MAG MRC)
The Douglas Enterprise
Local physicians, medical personnel, and emergency responders participated in the Emergency Preparedness and Disaster Readiness training program on Saturday, March 24, at Coffee Regional Medical Center. | READ MORE
Obituary: Bob G. Lanier [M.D.] (former MAG president)
Rome News-Tribune
Bob G. Lanier, M.D., age 79, of Cumming, Ga., went to be with our Lord on Good Friday, March 30, 2018, with his wife and friends Rachel and Joe Craymer by his side holding his hands and praying with him. | READ MORE
Opioid crisis: Top doctor urges access to overdose antidote
Associated Press
The nation's chief doctor wants more Americans to start carrying the overdose antidote naloxone to help combat the nation's opioid crisis and save lives. | READ MORE
Raising myeloma awareness in black communities
When Pat Conley’s cancer returned, she knew her sister, Juanita Moore would be there to help her fight it again. | READ MORE
Phoebe Putney Health System has $1.28 billion impact in 2016
Albany Herald
Phoebe Putney Health System generated more than $1.28 billion in revenue for the southwest Georgia and state economy in 2016, a recent report from the Georgia Hospital Association said. | READ MORE
Northeast Georgia Medical Center wins 4th consecutive Women’s Choice Award
Gwinnett Daily Post
Northeast Georgia Medical Center has a reason to celebrate. For the fourth consecutive year, the hospital has earned the Women’s Choice Award as one of Georgia’s best hospitals, which recognized the center for its offerings of bariatric surgery, heart care, cancer care, obstetrics, orthopedics and patient experience. | READ MORE
The disappearing doctor: How mega-mergers are changing the business of medical care
The New York Times
Is the doctor in? In this new medical age of urgent care centers and retail clinics, that’s not a simple question. | READ MORE
Mayo Clinic researchers: Online physician reviews mainly reflect non-physician factors
In the quest to consumerize healthcare, online physician reviews are a popular attempt to return some agency and control to the healthcare consumer. | READ MORE
A tale of two CT scanners – one richer, one poorer
Kaiser Health News
Benjamin Hynden, a financial adviser in Fort Myers, Fla., hadn’t been feeling well for a few weeks last fall. He’d had pain and discomfort in his abdomen. | READ MORE
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