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Columbia County affirms financial backing for hospital proposals

...Healthcare System are all seeking to qualify under an exception to the CON rules. Last month, the Georgia Department of Community Health informed all three that the only acceptable exception to the needs standard would be one in which the county...

http://chronicle.augusta.com/latest-news/2014-10-08/columbia-county-affirms-fina
Augusta hospitals critique bids

...Each side had just 10 minutes to raise verbal objections against the applications submitted to the Georgia Department of Community Health. State law requires agency approval for building new facilities as part of a policy designed to minimize...

http://chronicle.augusta.com/latest-news/2014-09-29/augusta-hospitals-critique-b
Hephzibah woman arrested on charge of operating unlicensed personal care home

...bond late Wednesday.The Department of Community Health Healthcare Facility Regulation...years.The state's Department of Community Health issued a cease and desist...by Pamela Keene of the Department of Community Health.Burns had applied to...

http://chronicle.augusta.com/news/crime-courts/2014-10-01/hephzibah-woman-arrest
State has new demands for Columbia County hospital

...Cross said.At a recent meeting with Georgia Department of Community Health officials, the three Augusta hospitals vying...was certainly disappointing that DCH (the Department of Community Health) took such a narrow interpretation of the...

http://chronicle.augusta.com/latest-news/2014-09-25/state-has-new-demands-columb
State retiree provider dropping Medicare Advantage plan

...the sole provider of the Advantage plans for 2015. Blue Cross is the sole provider for 2014.The Georgia Department of Community Health is informing retiree health plan members about the Blue Cross move through email and letter this month, letting...

http://chronicle.augusta.com/news/health/2014-09-16/state-retiree-provider-dropp
Personal care home under scrutiny

...auditor with the Georgia Department of Community Health, Healthcare Facility...spokeswoman for the Georgia Department of Community Health said the department will...Journal-Constitution story.The Department of Community Health has a searchable Web site...

http://chronicle.augusta.com/news/crime-courts/2014-09-01/personal-care-home-und
Georgia Medicaid surge leads nation

...6 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...

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