People are advised to comparison shop before undergoing any procedure.
Northeast Georgia residents who need hip replacement surgery should consider shopping around for the hospital and physician with the best price. Prices for hip replacement procedures ranged from about $11,000 to more than $125,000 at 120 hospitals across the United States, according to a new study that made national headlines when it was released in early February. “That’s the equivalent of the same Honda Civic costing different prices at different dealers,” said Dr. Peter Cram, an author of the report published online in Journal of the American Medical Association Internal Medicine. He is a University of Iowa associate professor of internal medicine. Charges for Hip Replacement Vary Widely People in Georgia who are considering hip …
ARMC and St. Mary's are named to the Georgia Hospital Association's Honor Roll.
Thursday, August 25, 2011
Both Athens Regional Medical Center and St. Mary's Health Care System have been named to the Georgia Hospital Association’s (GHA) Partnership for Health and Accountability (PHA) Quality Honor Roll. They are among the 61 institutions in the Presidential category, which is one of the highest possible ratings. The honor roll is based on clinical data given to the federal Centers for Medicaid and Medicare Service (CMS), which administers Medicare and Medicaid programs. The data were collected from January 2010 to December 2010. Joseph Park, president of the Georgia Hospital Association, said the recognition “further underscores the commitment” of the staffs of each hospital to ensure “that every patient receives the best, most effective health…