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Ga. fires back on nursing home payments

ATLANTA -- The commissioner of Georgia's Medicaid agency has written a sharply worded defense of nursing home payments now deemed improper by the federal government.

http://chronicle.augusta.com/news/government/2015-04-23/ga-fires-back-nursing-ho
Hearing set for June for Columbia County hospital appeal

The hearing for the appeal of the state's decision to award a license to Georgia Regents Medical Center to build a hospital in Columbia County won't begin until June 22, much later than first anticipated.

http://chronicle.augusta.com/latest-news/2015-02-04/hearing-set-june-columbia-co
University, Doctors appeal Columbia County decision

The fight to build the first hospital in Columbia County continues despite a decision to award the license to Georgia Regents Medical Center as University and Doctors hospitals have filed notice to contest the decision.

http://chronicle.augusta.com/latest-news/2014-12-23/university-doctors-appeal-co
Authorities plan an increased road, waterways presence Memorial Day weekend

...maintained."A little common sense and a little preparation go a long way," said Col. Mark McDonough, commissioner of the Department of Public Safety.

http://chronicle.augusta.com/news/crime-courts/2014-05-23/authorities-plan-incre
Deal shakes up child-welfare agency

ATLANTA - Georgia's child-welfare agency is undergoing an overhaul that involves replacing the current director and having the new leader report directly to the governor.

http://chronicle.augusta.com/news/metro/2014-06-12/deal-shakes-child-welfare-age
Mandatory overtime ordered for Georgia child protective services agency to resolve large case backlog

ATLANTA - Georgia Division of Family and Children Services investigators have been ordered to work at least eight hours of weekly overtime to eliminate a backlog of investigations.

http://chronicle.augusta.com/news/metro/2014-06-24/mandatory-overtime-ordered-ge
Mandatory overtime ordered for Ga. DFCS workers

ATLANTA - Georgia Division of Family and Children Services investigators have been ordered to work at least eight hours of weekly overtime to eliminate case backlogs.

http://chronicle.augusta.com/latest-news/2014-06-25/mandatory-ot-ga-dfcs
Companies receive incentives, fail to deliver jobs

...have also either folded or have laid off workers in other parts of the state.Brian Willamson, the deputy commissioner of the Department of Community Affairs told the newspaper that accountability requirements have improved over the years. His...

http://chronicle.augusta.com/news/metro/2014-03-30/companies-receive-incentives-
Rural Georgia may get basic-service hospitals

...hospital to downsize its services, the commissioner of a Georgia health agency said Thursday.Clyde Reese, commissioner of the Department of Community Health, said he would ask the board of the agency to promulgate rules for such a "step-down...

http://chronicle.augusta.com/news/government/2014-03-14/rural-georgia-may-get-ba
Enrollment for Medicaid, PeachCare hits new high

Georgia enrollment in Medicaid and PeachCare has jumped to 1.8 million, a new record, state officials say.

http://chronicle.augusta.com/news/health/2013-08-29/enrollment-medicaid-peachcar