Bronnie Spinks has joined Professional Lending LLC as a senior loan officer. She was previously employed by First Banks Mortgage. The Evans resident has more than 25 years of mortgage industry experience.
The following candidates are vying for the Georgia governor's seat.
ATLANTA -- Federal prosecutors have been trying for more than a week to convince a jury that Savannah Sen. Diana Harvey Johnson schemed to pad her business bankroll with government grants, but records show she's not the only lawmaker the state has helped support.
ATLANTA -- It's going to be first things first for the new Georgia Department of Community Health, which opens for business today.
ATLANTA -- Investigators say that, between them, an Augusta-based home health care chain and an Atlanta nursing home operator bilked the government-run health insurance program for the poor and disabled out of $11 million. But the cases of Jeanette Garrison and Bobby Johnson, respectively, are just the most highly publicized tip of an iceberg of fraudulent Medicaid practices investigated by the Georgia Health Care Fraud Control Unit.
...sister, Cindy Minnix Saylor. "We'll figure something out." They have two weeks to move because of a Department of Medical Assistance ruling that says Mr. Minnix and three other people who suffer from traumatic brain injuries are living improperly...
ATLANTA -- Gov. Roy Barnes signed legislation Monday creating a superagency to consolidate health planning, maximize Georgia's health insurance purchasing power and focus more attention on women's health issues. The superagency will handle the health care of 1.8 million Georgians. On Women's Day at the state Capitol, Mr. Barnes also signed two other bills requiring health insurers to cover contraceptives and hospital stays after mastectomies.
ATLANTA -- Every year, hundreds of thousands of uninsured and indigent people turn to Grady Memorial Hospital for free treatment, prescriptions and other medical services. So it was no surprise that the huge public hospital caused an uproar when it cut services and added fees this year in response to a projected $26.4 million budget shortfall. The battle over funding for the state's largest public hospital has turned fierce, pitting state lawmakers, city and county officials and lobbyists against each other and leaving poor and uninsured residents in the middle.
Medical College of Georgia Hospital and Clinics will likely repay some of the indigent care money a state report alleges was misspent but wants to meet with state officials first to determine what needs to be reimbursed. State officials are also seeking to tighten up reporting requirements on the Indigent Care Trust Fund and will ask for an outside review of the program.
...government health-care costs by creating a Department of Community Health. The new agency would combine the Department of Medical Assistance, which administers Medicaid; the State Health Planning Agency, which oversees hospitals and other health-care...