MAG is the leading voice for physicians in Georgia

MAG is the leading voice for physicians in Georgia. That means making sure physicians are free to care for their patients as they see fit. That means ensuring the practice environment is favorable enough to ensure that there are enough physicians to care for patients in the state. That means protecting the patient-physician relationship. And that means preserving the best medical care in the world.

MAG was the leading advocate for the “Name Tag” Bill (H.B. 416) in 2015, which has given patients additional peace of mind by requiring every licensed health care practitioner in the state (with the exception of optometrists and chiropractors and dentists who don’t practice in hospitals or nursing homes or assisted living facilities) to wear an ID on their lab coats or uniforms.

MAG was a leading advocate for a FY 2016 budget that includes some $23 million to increase the reimbursement rate for select Medicaid primary care and OB-GYN codes as well as $199,000 to maintain the Prescription Drug Monitoring Program in the state.

MAG has developed a strong relationship with the Georgia Department of Insurance, which rescinded the contract amendments that Blue Cross and Blue Shield of Georgia intended to implement in 2014 that would have disadvantaged large numbers of physicians.

MAG is fighting the proliferation of narrow networks, which health insurers in Georgia are using to control costs and which strain the physician-patient relationship.

And MAG has saved physicians in Georgia millions of dollars in third party payer claims.

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2014 e-News from the Capitol

2014

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2015 e-News from the Capitol

2015

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2016 Legislative Wrap-up

The Medical Association of Georgia (MAG) enjoyed another stellar legislative

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Key Issue Briefs

One-page summaries that address some of MAG’s priority issues

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Legislative Priorities (2017)

The Medical Association of Georgia’s state legislative priorities for 2017…

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MAG Advocacy Letters

Resources that address MAG’s efforts in the legal and regulatory arenas, including state and federal court

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MAG Doctor of the Day

A chance for physicians to care for legislators and their staff during the annual session.

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News from the Capitol

An executive-style report that highlights the key developments during the legislative session each year.

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