We previously posted (AHT, 2/5/20) of efforts to counteract ‘Surprise Billing’ in Georgia, with a bill (SB 303) being discussed in the Georgia Legislature to provide Georgia residents with information on how much they will pay for a medical procedure and the quality of care they can expect to receive. On Monday, this legislation was passed through Georgia’s Senate. US News reports the legislation would require insurers in many cases to pay for care by a doctor or at a hospital that is not within their network of medical providers. It also would limit patient liability for any costs. A mirror bill is advancing in Georgia’s House.
- US News: https://www.usnews.com/news/best-states/georgia/articles/2020-02-24/georgia-senate-passes-bill-to-limit-surprise-medical-bills
- SB 303: http://www.legis.ga.gov/Legislation/en-US/display/20192020/SB/303
- AboutHealthTransparency (2/5/2020) – https://abouthealthtransparency.org/2020/02/bill-to-provide-georgia-residents-with-medical-procedure-cost-quality-of-care-information/