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Mega-merger would bolster Blue Cross in Georgia

...pricing on pharmaceuticals.The Anthem deal ignited immediate concerns from medical groups in Georgia.The Medical Association of Georgia voiced concern Friday that such insurer consolidation "is only going to limit competition and the individual...
Parkinson's won't stop him, Isakson says

ATLANTA - Georgia's political world shuddered a little with the news that Sen. Johnny Isakson has Parkinson's Disease, and now voters may be wondering if he's still qualified.
Linda Womack

MILLEN, Ga. - Linda Gail Womack passed away on February 28, 2015 after a short illness. She was born in Millen, Georgia on December 1, 1951, the daughter of Robbie and Geraldine Womack. Her passion for life, family, friends and her work was felt by
GA BCBS president talks breach, physician contracts, ACA also still trying to amend contracts and rates with physicians that has riled many of them and led the Medical Association of Georgia to complain to Hudgens' office last year. The commissioner required the company to immediately rescind those...
Group launches Ga. patient safety effort

ATLANTA -- The patients of doctors insured by the Southeast's largest medical-liability company could benefit from added advice on procedures in the wake of a $50 million investment in patient safety.
Biz bits

Jeremy Hays was named Konica Minolta's technician of the month for the Southeastern Region for July. He works for Pollock Co.
Lawmakers study bill to overhaul medical malpractice system

Georgia lawmakers continue to study bill which would overhaul the state's medical malpractice system.
Newspaper finds more than 2,500 uninsured doctors

ATLANTA - More than 2,500 doctors in Georgia don't have malpractice insurance, according to a newspaper analysis of state data.
GOP lawmaker introduces Ga. medical pot bill

ATLANTA - An effort to bring medical marijuana to Georgia gained momentum Tuesday, as more than 80 lawmakers signed on to sponsor a bill introduced by a member of the Republican House leadership.
Several issues before lawmakers on Crossover Day

ATLANTA - Monday marks a key deadline as bills must pass either the House or Senate to remain active for the last 10 days of the session. Known as Crossover Day, it marks the 30th day of the 40-day session.