ACA Open Enrollment Closes December 15, 2017

November 14, 2017

Enrollment for ACA Plans Closes December 15

By Jeff Cornett

Enrollment for ACA marketplace plans closes December 15 for insurance coverage that begins on January 1, 2018.  Links to the insurers offering ACA plans in Georgia is available here.  


Medic Alert Bracelet

November 13, 2017

Great News about Medic Alert®

By Penny Kumpf, BSN, RN-BC, VWD Community Outreach Nurse

As of October 2017, the Medic Alert® Foundation International will no longer be charging annual renewal fees. Now, it’s a onetime cost.


Parker Supports Research

October 12, 2017

Parker's Story

Support Research for a Cure

By Michelle Turkington

Every three days, eight-year-old Parker’s mom helps him inject medicine into one of his veins. Parker has severe hemophilia. Signs of the disorder, which affects the blood’s ability to clot, began appearing when he was an infant. His mother Kristie told us, “As he went on, the bruises just kept coming.”  Kristie had no family history and no complications with her first child, so she was stunned to learn she was a carrier for hemophilia.  She found out only after Parker’s little brother, Oliver, was diagnosed, too.  



HoG Pharmacy Team

October 5, 2017

October is American Pharmacists Month

By Michelle Turkington

October is American Pharmacists Month. Throughout October, the American Pharmacists Association (APhA) encourages communities to celebrate pharmacists’ contributions toward improving medication use and advancing patient care.

Thank you to Leigh Carpenter (RPh) and Resham Sahijram (PharmD) and their team for doing a great job for our clients!




Prior Authorizations are Becoming the Norm

October 2, 2017

Prior Authorizations are Becoming the Norm

Leigh Carpenter, RPh, Director of Pharmacy

By Leigh Carpenter, RPh, Director of Pharmacy

Most insurance plans require prior authorizations when filling factor prescriptions. A prior authorization (PA) is a process used by health insurance companies to determine if they will pay for a prescribed procedure, service, or medication. The process is intended to act as a safety and cost-saving measure, although it has received criticism from healthcare providers for being costly and time-consuming.