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Hearing set for June for Columbia County hospital appeal

...are appealing that decision by the Georgia Department of Community Health.Attorney Ellwood F. Oakley III, an independent...appeal that decision to the Commissioner of the Department of Community Health, officials said. After that ruling, which...

http://chronicle.augusta.com/latest-news/2015-02-04/hearing-set-june-columbia-co
Ga. elderly may get own agency

...indicated yet whether he supports the bill.The proposed Adult and Aging Services Agency would be attached to the Department of Community Health, the state agency that also handles Medicaid.Previously, Human Services (and its predecessor agency...

http://chronicle.augusta.com/news/government/2015-02-03/ga-elderly-may-get-own-a
Bad health care news for school workers

...million Georgians has drawn sharp questioning over a budget proposal involving a small fraction of them.The Department of Community Health's $13 billion budget for fiscal year 2016 would eliminate health insurance coverage for 11,500 "non-certificated...

http://chronicle.augusta.com/news/government/2015-01-21/bad-health-care-news-sch
Top stories of 2014: Battle for Columbia County hospital continues

...University and Doctors were denied a certificate of need for a free-standing emergency department by the Georgia Department of Community Health, however, because it ruled the county was adequately served by hospitals in Augusta.University, which...

http://chronicle.augusta.com/news/health/2014-12-30/battle-columbia-county-hospi
No takers on Georgia policy allowing rural hospitals to convert into stand-alone emergency rooms

...there as an available option for facilities to consider," said Jeremy Arieh, a spokesman for Georgia's Department of Community Health. In addition to supporting the rule change, Deal appointed a committee to study how to stabilize local hospitals...

http://chronicle.augusta.com/news/health/2014-12-20/no-takers-georgia-policy-all
University will appeal Columbia County denial

...with University that found in favor of the third applicant, Georgia Regents.In its ruling, the Georgia Department of Community Health found all three met certain minimum standards and then turned to a series of tiebreakers to reach its decision...

http://chronicle.augusta.com/latest-news/2014-12-18/university-will-appeal-colum
Blue Cross Blue Shield is top pick for members in Georgia state health plan

More than 80 percent of State Health Benefit Plan members selected insurance plans from Blue Cross during its recent open enrollment.

http://chronicle.augusta.com/news/health/2014-12-13/blue-cross-blue-shield-top-p
Blue Cross state health plan favorite

ATLANTA -- Blue Cross and Blue Shield of Georgia will remain the dominant insurer for the state's high-profile employee health plan.

http://chronicle.augusta.com/latest-news/2014-12-12/blue-cross-state-health-plan
University, Doctors appeal Columbia County decision

...of need in a joint decision by the Georgia Department of Community Health.Whoever builds the 100-bed general acute...days to appeal to the commissioner of the Department of Community Health."That's almost certainly going to happen...

http://chronicle.augusta.com/latest-news/2014-12-23/university-doctors-appeal-co
University Hospital considering an appeal of the bid decision for Columbia County hospital

University Hospital officials are considering an appeal of last week's decision by the state Department of Community Health to award a Certificate of Need to Georgia Regents Medical Center to build Columbia County's first hospital...

http://chronicle.augusta.com/news/government/2014-12-01/university-hospital-cons