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South Carolina's Medicaid agency reviewing potential fraud by health care providers

...after payments for certain behavioral health services skyrocketed.The agency says...started last year after the Department of Health and Human Services eliminated a requirement...receiving care for "rehabilitative behavioral health" services. Such services include treatment...

http://chronicle.augusta.com/news/2015-09-04/south-carolinas-medicaid-agency-rev
Approaching health law tax is not just a levy on luxury

...major piece of President Barack Obama's health care law could raise costs for thrifty...employers plan ahead for major costs like health care.With time, an increasing number...insurance deductibles and out-of-pocket health costs. That money comes out of employees...

http://chronicle.augusta.com/news/health/2015-09-02/approaching-health-law-tax-n
Trinity Baptist Church pastor's son Alex Moore's health improves after anemia treatment

Alex Moore squirmed in his seat Thursday, grinning at his parents standing in the back of his classroom at New Hope Christian School. A year ago this scene wasn't possible.

http://chronicle.augusta.com/life/your-faith/2015-09-04/trinity-baptist-church-p
South Carolina school districts report head lice cases

...spokesman for the state Department of Health and Environmental Control. "Outbreaks...experts say.Dr. Michelle Myer, a child health nurse consultant with DHEC, offered these...hair. If you are not sure, ask your health care provider, including your school...

http://chronicle.augusta.com/news/2015-09-04/south-carolina-school-districts-rep
Faith Calendar

...Get Your Life Back: God Has a Purpose and Plan for You ? Winning Souls for Christ; bring lawn chairs; praise, worship, health expo; flodues77@gmail.comMIDLAND GOSPEL SINGING CENTER, GILBERT, S.C.: Gospel singing featuring Master's City Trio...

http://chronicle.augusta.com/life/your-faith/2015-09-04/faith-calendar
Gold Cross wins in Augusta's appeal of zone award

...city's emergency calls.In an order filed this week, Judge J. Carlisle Overstreet upheld the Georgia Department of Public Health's decision last year to affirm the Region 6 EMS Council's earlier award of the Augusta EMS "zone" to Gold Cross.City...

http://chronicle.augusta.com/news/government/2015-09-04/gold-cross-wins-augustas
Investment strategist: What to expect from the Fed on interest rates

...background of the different businesses. Health care is one of our top recommendations and that's because the fundamentals in health care are just so good. And they won't...Care Act. That's been good news for health care providers.Q: What about bonds...

http://chronicle.augusta.com/news/business/2015-09-04/investment-strategist-what
Job report offers mixed bag for Federal Reserve

...and local governments added 31,000 jobs in August, while health care gained 40,500.Still, manufacturing companies have...And there are signs that job growth is still not back to full health. Hourly wage growth remains sluggish. And the proportion of...

http://chronicle.augusta.com/news/business/2015-09-04/job-report-offers-mixed-ba
Mental health counselor, employees indicted in Medicaid fraud case

...was returned this week against a licensed professional mental health counselor and seven people who worked at his offices in Augusta...company's Web site, TWI offers a variety of services in the mental health field.TWI was enrolled since 2009 in the Medicaid program...

http://chronicle.augusta.com/news/crime-courts/2015-09-02/mental-health-counselo
Bill Kirby | The Augusta Chronicle

...out-of-town baseball games as I could. Some of you still do that. Sunday, Aug 16, 2015 The Georgia Department of Public Health keeps a lot of data, and one of the most interesting lists of statistics involves baby names. Well, guess what name is the...

http://chronicle.augusta.com/authors/bill-kirby