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Georgia Celebrates Rural Health Day on Thursday, November 17

November 16, 2011

Georgia is joining the nation to celebrate the first annual Rural Health Day, recognizing the contributions of physicians, health care providers and hospitals who provide health care to hundreds of thousands of underserved people in rural areas of the nation. The program is being sponsored by the National Organization of State Rural Health Offices on Thursday, November 17.

DCH Awards $6.4 Million to Early Adopters of EHR

September 28, 2011

Eighteen health care providers are the first in the state to receive payments from the Medicaid Electronic Health Records(EHR) Incentive Program being administered by the Georgia Department of Community Health (DCH) Office of Health Information Technology. This week, these eligible professionals and eligible hospitals have received more than $6.4 million in Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services-funded incentive payments for successfully qualifying for the program.

DCH Seeks Input about Medicaid and CHIP Redesign Initiative

September 2, 2011

The Georgia Department of Community Health (DCH) is seeking stakeholder input for its Medicaid and CHIP Redesign initiative. The Department is the state agency responsible for Medicaid Program and Children's Health Insurance Program (CHIP/PeachCare for Kids®), providing access to medical services and health care coverage for nearly 1.6 million Georgians. The deadline to apply to participate in one of 30 statewide focus groups is Tuesday, September 13.

State of Georgia Pledges Support for Conversion to Electronic Health Records

September 2, 2011

Registration for Georgia's Medicaid Electronic Health Records (EHR) Incentives Program is slated to open on September 5, 2011. The program is a partnership among the Office of the National Coordinator for Health Information Technology (ONC), the Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services (CMS) and the Georgia Department of Community Health (DCH).