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Georgia Moves Towards Curbing Surprise Medical Billing

Legislation to curb the practice of handing patients in Georgia unexpectedly high medical bills passed out of the General Assembly in June, writes Georgia Health News. The measure, House Bill 888 (Surprise Billing Consumer Protection Act), requires insurers to cover emergency services a patient receives, whether or not the provider is a participant in the patient’s insurance coverage network. The bill has been sent to the Govenor for signing.

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