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State retiree provider dropping Medicare Advantage plan

...The Georgia Department of Community Health is informing retiree health...Benefit Plan, according to Community Health, which runs the health plan...Marie Shekell, spokeswoman for Community Health, said Monday that the Medicare...

http://chronicle.augusta.com/news/health/2014-09-16/state-retiree-provider-dropp
Grants allow clinics to do more primary care

Two Augusta Community Health centers will get about $200,000 apiece to expand their primary...nationwide and in some U.S. territories, the agency said.Christ Community Health Services in Augusta will get $207,960 for the two-year grant...

http://chronicle.augusta.com/latest-news/2014-09-12/grants-allow-clinics-do-more
Be someone's superhero

...agencies, ranging from the American Red Cross and the Boys and Girls Clubs of Augusta to the Hope House and Christ Community Health Services.The United Way has been helping improve lives and promote the common good here in the Augusta area since...

http://chronicle.augusta.com/opinion/editorials/2014-09-07/be-someones-superhero
Personal care home under scrutiny

...with the Georgia Department of Community Health, Healthcare Facility Regulations...for the Georgia Department of Community Health said the department will not...Journal-Constitution story.The Department of Community Health has a searchable Web site for...

http://chronicle.augusta.com/news/crime-courts/2014-09-01/personal-care-home-und
Hackers steal info from Trinity

...of Augusta in April, and again in June, the hospital said in a statement Monday.Trinity's parent company, Community Health Systems Inc., said in a filing with the Securities and Exchange Commission that it was "the target of an external...

http://chronicle.augusta.com/news/health/2014-08-18/hackers-steal-info-trinity
Georgia Medicaid surge leads nation

...percent, rising by more than 100,000 to almost 1.9 million members.A spokeswoman for the Georgia Department of Community Health said Monday state officials had not yet had the opportunity to study the federal report fully.There have been past...

http://chronicle.augusta.com/latest-news/2014-08-12/georgia-medicaid-surge-leads
Faith Calendar

...OF GEORGIA PICNIC: 11 a.m. to 3 p.m. Saturday, Sept. 13, Pendleton King ParkSECOND PROVIDENCE BAPTIST: Community Health Fair Family Fun Day and Back-to-School Giveaway 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. Saturday, Aug. 9; blood pressure checks...

http://chronicle.augusta.com/life/your-faith/2014-08-08/faith-calendar
Leaders meet on plans to fill void left by absence of navigators for helping with Obamacare enrollment

...partners," Gant said."That partnership was huge," said Craige Taylor Burton, an enrollment specialist at Christ Community Health Services.The need is out there, said Melita Lowe, the family and community engagement manager for CSRA EOA Head...

http://chronicle.augusta.com/news/health/2014-07-23/leaders-meet-plans-fill-void
Georgia medicaid change delayed

...thresholds.The Department of Community Health's board had been set to approve...advocacy groups say.Department of Community Health (DCH) officials said Thursday...qualifying for a Medicaid waiver."Community Health told GHN earlier this week that...

http://chronicle.augusta.com/latest-news/2014-07-11/georgia-medicaid-change-dela
Nursing homes who owe, may lose Medicaid

...can be Medicaid beneficiaries. The Department of Community Health, meanwhile, has sent out "past due'' notices...agency did not identify the nursing homes in arrears. Community Health said in an email this week to GHN, "It is important...

http://chronicle.augusta.com/news/government/2014-06-26/nursing-homes-who-owe-ma