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Medicare Eases Readmission Penalties Against Safety-Net Hospitals

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Medicare Eases Readmission Penalties Against Safety-Net Hospitals Jordan Rau, Kaiser Health News On orders from Congress, Medicare is easing up on its annual readmission penalties on hundreds of hospitals serving the most low-income residents, records released last week show. Since 2012, Medicare has punished hospitals for having too many patients ...
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In Days Of Data Galore, Patients Have Trouble Getting Own Medical Records

In Days Of Data Galore, Patients Have Trouble Getting Own Medical Records Judith Graham Medical records can be hard for patients to get, even in this digital information age. But they shouldn’t be: Federal law guarantees that people have a right to see and obtain a copy of their medical records. New evidence of barriers to exercising this rig...
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Marketplace Subsidies May Be Option In 2020 For Plans That Skirt Obamacare

Marketplace Subsidies May Be Option In 2020 For Plans That Skirt Obamacare Phil Galewitz, Kaiser Health News and Julie Appleby, Kaiser Health News States would be able to use federal funding to provide subsidies to people buying short-term health insurance policies, which typically don’t provide comprehensive coverage, under guidance released...
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Having an ideal blood pressure lowers your heart age

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Weekly Influenza Surveillance Report

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The Pink Picnic hosts 23rd Annual Breast Cancer Awareness Luncheon

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Today was filled with fun along with an informative picnic luncheon highlighting awareness of breast health. Karen Mills, comedian and cancer survivor wat the guest speaker. Karen has made a career out of making people laugh. She's been a nationally touring comedian for 25 years and can be heard daily on Sirius/XM comedy channels. Karen has ap...
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Community Health Works hosts "On The Table Macon"

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​ In my new role as Director of Communications for Community Health Works, I am learning a lot about things that matter! Let me be more specific. Yesterday, "On the Table Macon", an initiative made possible with funding of the John S. and James L. Knight Foundation, leadership from the Community Foundation of Central Georgia. This event brought tho...
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History Making Hurricane Michael

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On Wednesday, hurricane Michael slammed into the Florida Panhandle as a Category 4, with maximum sustained winds of 155 mph. One of the hardest hit locations, Mexico Beach, Florida. Michael was the first Category 4 storm on record to make landfall along the Florida Panhandle. As a meteorologist, I started tracking the unorganized cluster of showers...
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