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Atlanta hospital launches suit

...giving no additional care but getting paid twice for the same patient's stay. Because of such fears, the State Health Planning Agency, which licenses hospital and nursing home expansions, tightened its rules in October to make it harder to...

http://chronicle.augusta.com/stories/1997/12/31/met_219872.shtml
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Hospital planning new nursing home

...new building opens. No buyers have been identified. Plans for the facility were approved in January by the State Health Planning Agency, which reviews nursing home projects to determine their impact on the number of nursing beds in a community...

http://chronicle.augusta.com/stories/1996/11/15/met_200573.shtml
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Barnes OKs superagency

...the Department of Medical Assistance oversees the provision of Medicaid to 1.2 million Georgians, the state Health Planning Agency decides the size and scope of health-care facilities and the university system and personnel board oversee...

http://chronicle.augusta.com/stories/1999/04/20/met_259458.shtml
Metro
Meeting addresses needs

...town hall meeting Friday on traumatic brain injury services, one of eight being held across Georgia by the State Health Planning Agency. The meetings will culminate in a meeting Oct. 12 and then ultimately will become a state "action plan...

http://chronicle.augusta.com/stories/1998/08/22/met_236686.shtml
Metro
Assisted-living homes opening

...has received 84 applications for assisted-living homes, said Clyde Reese, legal adviser to Georgia's State Health Planning Agency, the licensing agency for the homes. Although the homes need a state-issued certificate of need to operate...

http://chronicle.augusta.com/stories/1997/10/25/biz_216506.shtml
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Barnes pushes health agency, consolidation

...Barnes. "We can do a lot better with prevention in these areas." Mr. Barnes' plan also would transfer the state Health Planning Agency from the Department of Human Resources -- which now administers it -- to the new department. But the governor...

http://chronicle.augusta.com/stories/1999/02/24/met_254326.shtml
Metro
Barnes vows war against HMO lobby

...Assistance, which administers Medicaid; the State Health Planning Agency, which oversees hospitals and other health-care...million low-income residents. Over in the State Health Planning Agency, we have folks making decisions about the...

http://chronicle.augusta.com/stories/1999/01/28/met_251553.shtml
Metro
Hospitals making money with `nursing homes'

...serving mainly ventilator-dependent patients. The appeal is scheduled to be heard later this month at the State Health Planning Agency, or SHPA. Columbia officials insist the nursing units are providing a valuable service no different from...

http://chronicle.augusta.com/stories/1997/07/13/met_211269.shtml
Metro
Chairman leaves post on mental health board

...complicate matters, the center is among 11 in the state operating under a cease and desist order from the State Health Planning Agency. The June 18 order, has advised community service boards to stop treating patients with acute mental health...

http://chronicle.augusta.com/stories/1999/09/29/met_271696.shtml
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Column: Seinfeld-like convergence in Ga. legislature

...unthinkable to ask: is a county without a hospital a county worth saving? FINANCIAL STATEMENTS filed with the State Health Planning Agency show 21 small hospitals have operated at a deficit for three straight years. State policy-makers have a...

http://chronicle.augusta.com/stories/1999/01/31/op_251952.shtml
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