Tag: rural health

AG Approves Sale of Oconee Regional Medical Center

Chris Carr, Georgia’s Attorney General, approved the sale of Milledgeville’s Oconee Regional Medical Center to Navicent Health Oconee LLC on Monday afternoon, according to the Union-Recorder. There had been rumblings about Oconee Regional’s financial health for at least the past four years. Hospital staff have┬ácited an aging population, declining government payments, increasing numbers of uninsured

Blue Cross Blue Shield Will Limit Georgia Emergency Room Coverage for Individual Health Insurance Plans

As has been reported now by WABE, the Atlanta Journal-Constitution, Becker’s Hospital Review, The Fiscal Times, and The Intercept, Blue Cross Blue Shield of Georgia sent letters last month to individuals who purchase their plans on the health insurance exchanges stating the company will no longer pay for services rendered in emergency rooms that it

Blue Cross Blue Shield Considers Pulling Out of Health Insurance Exchanges; Would Leave Rural Georgians with No Providers in Markeplace

On April 4th, Andy Miller of Georgia Health News alerted readers that Anthem, the parent of Blue Cross Blue Shield of Georgia (BCBS), is considering pulling out of the health care exchange market. This will affect the Atlanta marketplace, but there are other insurers these consumers can select. The real trouble is for the 96 Georgia