2021 Legislative Priorities

COVID-19 Relief

– Providing relief and assistance for Georgia’s physicians and patients during the COVID-19 pandemic

Health Insurance

– Streamlining and improving the prior authorization process

– Promoting insurance coverage of non-narcotic alternative therapies

– Ensuring that patients have access to every physician who is advertised as “in network” for the duration of a contract year to ensure continuity of care

Tax Credits for Uncompensated Care

– Creating tax credits for physicians who provide uncompensated care

Public Health

– Increasing Georgia’s tobacco tax to improve public health

Medicaid

– Continuing to support the process to ensure coverage of the uninsured

Scope of Practice

– Addressing scope of practice issues that undermine patient safety

Tort Reform

– Addressing Georgia’s tort environment, including exploring CANDOR (Communication and Optimal Resolution)

MAG’s Government Relations Team

Derek Norton
Director
dnorton@mag.org
678.303.9280

Bethany Sherrer
Legal Counsel, GAMPAC Manager & Government Relations Associate
bsherrer@mag.org
678.303.9273

Christiana Craddock
Legislative Assistant
ccraddock@mag.org
678.303.9271