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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
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-
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