Effective Wednesday, May 1, currently enrolled and future Georgia Medicaid providers are now able to use the HP web portal (located at https://www.mmis.georgia.gov) to submit their attestation to become eligible for the Affordable Care Act (ACA) Rate Increase. Click here for more information.
National Foster Care:
This year marks the 24th anniversary of the observance of May as National Foster Care Month. Originally envisioned by the National Foster Parent Association as a way of recognizing the contributions of foster caregivers, National Foster Care Month expanded into a campaign that draws attention to the needs of children in foster care, spotlights the importance of permanency for them, and celebrates the contributions of those who work to
DCH-i is the monthly newsletter from the Georgia Department of Community Health (DCH). The April edition is devoted to the ICD-10 and conversion compliance issues. The link to the newsletter is here.
Read Georgia Chapter President Dr. Robert Wiskind's letter to the editor of the Atlanta Journal Constitution regarding gun violence and children. The article was published January 10, 2013. Please click on link below to read the full article.
Chapter members Jatinder Bhatia,MD, Augusta and Larry Pickering, MD, Atlanta quoted in the November issue of AAP News. Dr. Bhatia, chair of the AAP Committee on Nutrition was featured in a story on the nutritional quality of organic produce; and Dr. Pickering, editor of the Red Book, authored an article on adolescent immunization rates. Kudos to them!
On November 1, the federal Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services (CMS) released its final rule on the ACA provision increasing Medicaid payment to primary care physicians for specific services to Medicare levels for calendar years 2013 and 2014. The AAP