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Georgia medicaid change delayed

...the government program's thresholds.The Department of Community Health's board had been set to approve a switch...care arrangements, the advocacy groups say.Department of Community Health (DCH) officials said Thursday that in delaying...

http://chronicle.augusta.com/latest-news/2014-07-11/georgia-medicaid-change-dela
Feds to review Ga. Medicaid backlog

...law's design, they would be referred to the two government health programs.Officials with the Georgia Department of Community Health, which runs Medicaid and PeachCare in the state, said Monday evening in an email to GHN that the agency...

http://chronicle.augusta.com/news/government/2014-07-15/feds-review-ga-medicaid-
University opens Grovetown campus

...healing, services, physician offices, a lab and radiology services. University has filed with the Georgia Department of Community Health for a Certificate of Need to build a 100-bed hospital on its campus in Evans. Last week, the department...

http://chronicle.augusta.com/latest-news/2014-06-23/university-opens-grovetown-c
Nursing homes who owe, may lose Medicaid

...could cause financial devastation for a nursing home, where most patients can be Medicaid beneficiaries. The Department of Community Health, meanwhile, has sent out "past due'' notices to 33 nursing homes, telling them that they owe money...

http://chronicle.augusta.com/news/government/2014-06-26/nursing-homes-who-owe-ma
Doctors Hospital seeks to build in Columbia County

...a new hospital.Because the certificates of need will be filed within 30 days of each other, the Georgia Department of Community Health likely will rule on the applications together. After the last application is reviewed and deemed complete...

http://chronicle.augusta.com/latest-news/2014-05-16/doctors-hospital-seeks-build
As rural hospitals fail, Ga. considers downsizing

...a small, rural community, there's nothing, nothing," said Clyde Reese, commissioner of Georgia's Department of Community Health. "So this is an attempt to have something, some service, some infrastructure left in a community so all...

http://chronicle.augusta.com/news/metro/2014-05-17/rural-hospitals-fail-ga-consi
GR Health files to build Columbia County hospital

...obstetrics because those are separate under state law," Vincent said.Once they are filed, the Georgia Department of Community Health is likely to join University's and GR Health's CON applications, and Doctor's if it files soon enough...

http://chronicle.augusta.com/latest-news/2014-05-14/gr-health-files-build-columb
University Hospital takes next step toward providing services in Columbia County

...to build a short stay/acute care hospital with the Healthcare Facility Regulation Division of the Georgia Department of Community Health. The health care system must then file its application for a certificate of need within 30 days of that filing...

http://chronicle.augusta.com/news/government/2014-05-01/university-hospital-take
Bidding on Medicaid contract scrapped

...the program.The state had issued a request for proposals for the care coordination program in December.A Department of Community Health spokeswoman, Lisa Marie Shekell, confirmed that the agency is canceling the bid solicitation. She said...

http://chronicle.augusta.com/news/government/2014-06-10/bidding-medicaid-contrac
Panel looks for answers to the rural health care crisis

Georgia's Rural Hospital Stabilization Committee met for the first time to discuss doctors, hospitals for rural areas.

http://chronicle.augusta.com/news/health/2014-06-10/panel-looks-answers-rural-he