Georgia agency plays keep away with Medicaid records

7:00 am Nov. 22, 2017

Should Georgians have the right to see how state government contractors plan to rectify contract violations?

Not if the contractor in question says no. That’s how the Georgia Department of Community Health sees it, anyway.

In light

‘Profound’ health risks found at Georgia medical prison

12:54 pm Nov. 13, 2017

Standing water and filth are just steps away from the operating room. So-called black mold grows in at least two places. And ceilings leak so badly that, in some places, large pads are needed to soak up the rainwater.

These and other unsafe and unsanitary conditions have existed for months and, in some cases, even years at Augusta State Medical Prison, the Georgia prison system’s flagship medical facility, The Atlanta Journal-Constitution

Got old opioids lying around? Get rid of them this way

10:17 am Oct. 24, 2017

Bottles of half-empty prescription pain killers that are hanging out in your bathroom shelves or sock drawer need to go.

“Unfortunately, our very own medicine cabinets can be a hotbed for the opioid epidemic,” Georgia Attorney General Chris

Georgia certificate of need law upheld by Supreme Court

11:37 am Oct. 16, 2017

The Georgia Supreme Court upheld the state’s “Certificate of Need” law in an opinion issued Monday that said a surgical center could not expand without state approval.

Two doctors who own The Georgia Advanced Surgery Center for

Did Atlanta’s veterans crisis hotline fall short in helping suicidal veterans?

11:35 am Sep. 19, 2017

VA officials touted a crisis hotline center launched in Atlanta last December as a cornerstone of a renewed push to curb the problem of veteran suicide.

More than 300 staff were hired and trained in Atlanta, and by April VA officials testified before Congress about the crisis line’s success answering the needs of suicidal veterans. The new center and the one operating for years outside Rochester, New York had