Stories by Andy Miller

Tuesday, July 15, 2014

Feds to review Ga. Medicaid backlog

ATLANTA -- A federal agency will review Medicaid eligibility and enrollment processes in Georgia and six other states due to "a substantial backlog ... "
By Andy Miller

Monday, July 14, 2014

UnitedHealthcare to be fourth company to offer insurance in state exchange next year

ATLANTA -- UnitedHealthcare is the fourth health insurer seeking to offer insurance statewide in Georgia's exchange next year.
By Andy Miller

Friday, July 11, 2014

Georgia medicaid change delayed

ATLANTA -- A state health agency Thursday delayed approval of a change in the Medicaid eligibility system for people in long-term care whose incomes are above the government program's thresholds.
By Andy Miller

Thursday, July 10, 2014

Plan for new trauma center not welcomed by all

ATLANTA -- Hospital chain HCA's push to have its Augusta hospital designated as a trauma center has unsettled leaders in the state's hospital industry.
By Andy Miller

Tuesday, July 1, 2014

Insurers seek to join Ga. health exchange

ATLANTA ‑ UnitedHealthcare, Coventry, Cigna and Time Insurance Company have each submitted plans with the state to offer insurance in the health care exchange.
By Andy Miller

Thursday, June 26, 2014

Nursing homes who owe, may lose Medicaid

ATLANTA -- Nursing homes and other medical providers that owe money to a state health agency now face a repayment timetable that could lead to their being cut off.
By Andy Miller

Tuesday, June 24, 2014

Transfers of disabled out of state-run hospitals into community homes still a problem

ATLANTA -- Nearly 10 percent of the 480 people with developmental disabilities moved out of state hospitals since July 2010 have died after placement in community homes.
By Andy Miller

Monday, June 23, 2014

Georgia expands doctor pipeline

DULUTH, Ga. -- The state's pipeline for new physicians is getting wider. Gwinnett Medical Center has joined a phalanx of hospitals developing programs in primary care.
By Andy Miller

Saturday, June 21, 2014

Mosquito-borne virus in Georgia

ATLANTA -- A mosquito-borne disease that causes fever and severe joint pain has arrived in Georgia.
By Andy Miller

Thursday, June 19, 2014

Tobacco: Baseball's dangerous tradition

Baseball has been plagued by tobacco since well before Babe Ruth's time. The Babe himself, a smokeless tobacco user, died of throat cancer at age 53.
By Andy Miller

Wednesday, June 18, 2014

Study: Ga. Obamacare rates low

ATLANTA -- Georgia's average premium for insurance through the Affordable Care Act exchange is the second-lowest among the 36 states using the federally run marketplace, according to a report ...
By Andy Miller

Monday, June 16, 2014

Sex questions still taboo on teen survey

ATLANTA -- In a CDC-sponsored survey, Georgia high school students answered questions on smoking cigarettes, wearing bicycle helmets, carrying a weapon, and trying marijuana.
By Andy Miller

Tuesday, June 10, 2014

Panel seeks answers to health crisis

Georgia's Rural Hospital Stabilization Committee met for the first time to discuss doctors, hospitals for rural areas.
By Andy Miller

Medicaid contract bids scrapped

A state agency has canceled the contract bidding to offer care coordination services to more than 400,000 Medicaid beneficiaries who have disabilities or are elderly.
By Andy Miller

Wednesday, June 4, 2014

Food stamp backlog over, Ga. officials say

ATLANTA -- After clearing a backlog of thousands seeking food stamps, Georgia officials now are waiting to find out if it might lose millions in federal funding.
By Andy Miller

Thursday, May 29, 2014

Georgia seeks to hire 175 DFCS caseworkers

ATLANTA -- Georgia is hiring 175 case workers for its troubled DFCS program, with the new employees all expected to be on board by July 1.
By Andy Miller

Sunday, May 25, 2014

Senior health scores low

ATLANTA -- Georgia ranks 40th among states on seniors' health measures, according to a newly released report on people 65 and older.
By Andy Miller

Wednesday, May 21, 2014

Autism, eye contact; what babies tell us

ATLANTA -- How long a baby looks into people's eyes provides an early sign of whether the child will probably develop autism, research has shown.
By Andy Miller

Monday, April 28, 2014

Report: South trails in health

ATLANTA - Southerners have high rates of chronic disease such as diabetes and are more likely to be uninsured than people in other regions, a newly released report says.
By Andy Miller

Friday, April 18, 2014

Insurers chosen for university health plan

Blue Cross and Blue Shield of Georgia has been selected as a statewide health plan, and Kaiser Permanente will offer an HMO alternative in metro Atlanta and in Athens.
By Andy Miller
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