JULY 27, 2017
MOC-limiting laws spreading to additional states (quotes MAG President Steve Walsh, M.D.)
Medical Economics
At least 21 states now have passed or considered bills to protect physicians who choose not to fulfill American Board of Medical Specialties requirements for Maintenance of Certification (MOC) from losing their hospital privileges, insurance eligibility and/or state licensure. | READ MORE
More votes coming after Senators reject ACA ‘Repeal And Delay’
The U.S. Senate on Wednesday rejected an attempt to repeal major parts of the Affordable Care Act, its second failure within 24 hours to unravel the 2010 law. | READ MORE
Chatham Co. Detention Center receives perfect score from Medical Association of Georgia
The Chatham County Detention Center has received a perfect score from the Medical Association of Georgia. | READ MORE
Lawmakers overwhelmed at Georgia rural health care meeting
Jimmy Lewis wanted a group of rural Georgia lawmakers to feel for themselves how he said rural hospital CEOs feel every day. READ MORE
WellStar West Georgia Medical Center named 2017 ‘Most Wired’ for partnering with patients on health
LaGrange Daily News
WellStar West Georgia Medical Center has been named one of the 2017 Most Wired Hospitals and Health Systems by the American Hospital Association’s Health Forum. | READ MORE
[Georgia House] Speaker appoints health committee on access to care (names MAG members)
Georgia House Speaker David Ralston has appointed a committee to examine access to health care. | READ MORE
Georgia lawmakers vent their frustrations about health care votes
11 Alive
During the debate about the future of the country's health care Georgia's junior Sen. David Perdue took to the floor of the Senate to blast, among other things, the Congressional Budget Office's score of the Republican health care bill. | READ MORE
SPD officers issued opioid-blocking drug (mentions MAG Foundation)
Statesboro Herald
Statesboro police officers will now carry the opioid-blocking drug naloxone in a nasal spray to administer to people who overdose on opioids such as heroin, oxycodone and fentanyl. | READ MORE
Paid parental leave may be the idea that transcends politics
Kaiser Health News
In its 2018 budget, the Trump administration included a national paid-leave plan for parents after the birth or adoption of a child. It’s a rare call for a new entitlement program from the administration and not yet been endorsed by GOP leaders on Capitol Hill. | READ MORE
[Georgia] hospital denies mother's faith-based healthcare coverage
A local hospital is now refusing to accept a Christian-based medical plan that covered more than 200 patients in the past year. | READ MORE
Georgia Dept. of Health: 12 treated for post-rabies exposure in past month
North Georgia Health District officials announced on Monday that twelve people in northwest Georgia are now getting post-exposure rabies treatment due to contact with domestic animals that have now tested positive for the disease. | READ MORE
Statins: What happens to patients who stop taking them after side effects?
Statins are a group of cholesterol-lowering drug meant to lower your risk of heart attack and stroke. Over a quarter of Americans over age 40 take them, according to the US Centers for Disease Control and Prevention. | READ MORE
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