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Lawsuit will challenge certificate of need requirement for new hospitals

...facilities.The suit was filed against the Department of Community Health that issues certificates of need. It was...most populous county without a hospital. The Department of Community Health granted the certificate to Georgia Regents...

http://chronicle.augusta.com/news/2015-06-30/lawsuit-will-challenge-certificate-
Appeal begins in Columbia County hospital

...hospital and who gets to build it could be decided by a hearing beginning Thursday in Atlanta.The Georgia Department of Community Health has awarded Georgia Regents Medical Center the required certificate of need to build a 100-bed hospital...

http://chronicle.augusta.com/news/government/2015-06-17/appeal-begins-columbia-c
Appeal hearing begins over Columbia County hospital decision

...Medical Center.Doctors Hospital and University Hospital are appealing their denials last year by the Georgia Department of Community Health. A hearing officer, Ellwood F. Oakley III, started the proceedings by pointing to eight three-ring binders...

http://chronicle.augusta.com/news/government/2015-06-18/appeal-hearing-begins-ov
Program helps parents help children

...who are disabled or have medically complex conditions.Childkind, referring to an analysis by the state Department of Community Health, says it saved Medicaid about $1.28 million over a two-year period through its work with 56 children...

http://chronicle.augusta.com/latest-news/2015-06-17/program-helps-parents-help-c
Governor Nathan Deal names Robyn Crittenden to head the Department of Human Services

...supporters said.But Deal noted in his veto message that an Aging Services agency would have been attached to the Department of Community Health."This legislation attempts to merge two agencies with diverse missions and methods of service delivery...

http://chronicle.augusta.com/latest-news/2015-06-09/governor-names-human-service
Athens men freed from 'slave house'

...Department, state and local Adult Protective Services, Athens-Clarke County Code Enforcement, Georgia Department of Community Health, and the Georgia Department of Human Services Division of Aging Services' Long-term Care Ombudsman Program...

http://chronicle.augusta.com/news/2015-05-20/athens-men-freed-slave-house
Georgia Regents wins Columbia County hospital bid

...Columbia County, the Georgia Department of Community Health decided Wednesday. But...We are pleased with the Department of Community Health's decision to embrace...the decision made by the Department of Community Health and we will be appealing...

http://chronicle.augusta.com/news/2014-11-26/georgia-regents-wins-columbia-count
Doctors Hospital sues state over Columbia County hospital decision

...decision with the Georgia Department of Community Health but is asking that an...this point because the Department of Community Health wrote loopholes to get...We believe that the Department of Community Health just didn't have the...

http://chronicle.augusta.com/latest-news/2015-05-04/doctors-sues-state-over-colu
Ga. fires back on nursing home payments

...commissioner of the Department of Community Health, wrote in a February...comment Wednesday.The Department of Community Health said it has discussed the...a spokesman for the Department of Community Health, said Wednesday that...

http://chronicle.augusta.com/news/government/2015-04-23/ga-fires-back-nursing-ho
Grady Hospital unit settles overbilling case

...overbilling.The case was initially developed by Myers & Stauffer, the recovery audit contractor for the Georgia Department of Community Health, which runs the Medicaid program in the state. It was investigated by members of the Georgia Medicaid Fraud...

http://chronicle.augusta.com/latest-news/2015-04-24/grady-hospital-settles-overb