MAG's legislative priorities for 2017


Derek Norton


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

Out-of-Network Billing & Network Adequacy

MAG will 1) support reforms that will require appropriate network adequacy standards for health insurers and 2) call for health insurers to be more transparent in their contracts with physicians’ practices and 3) support legislation that will result in physician payment methodologies that are adequate and sustainable for out-of-network emergency care.  

Medicaid Payment Parity

MAG will be an advocate for the General Assembly to continue to fund the Medicaid parity payment program for all areas of primary care.
Maintenance of Certification (MOC)

MAG will 1) work to ensure that Maintenance of Certification is not a condition of licensure or a condition of hospital credentialing and 2) support efforts that will alleviate the costly and burdensome aspects of MOC for physicians.
Patient Safety

MAG will be an advocate for legislation that improves patient safety.

Covering the Uninsured

MAG will work with state legislators and regulators to develop health insurance solutions for the Georgians who fall in the “coverage gap.”

MAG’s Department of Government Relations

Contact MAG Government Relations Director Derek Norton at or 678.303.9280 with questions related to MAG’s legislative priorities for 2017.

Bethany Sherrer, Associate at or 678.303.9273

Liz Bullock, Administrative Assistant at or 678.303.9271

With more than 8,000 members, MAG is the leading voice for the medical profession in Georgia – which includes physicians in every specialty and practice setting. MAG membership has increased by more than 35 percent since 2010.