2020 Legislative Priorities

The Medical Association of Georgia’s (MAG) Board of Directors recently approved MAG’s legislative priorities for the 2020 Georgia General Assembly, which include…

Tort Reform

– Addressing the state's declining tort environment

Tax Credits for Uncompensated Care

– Creating tax credits for physicians who provide uncompensated care

Medicaid

– Continuing to support the waiver process to ensure Georgians have access to health insurance

Scope of Practice

– Addressing issues that undermine patient safety

Health Insurance

– Developing a solution for “surprise medical bills”        

– Streamlining and improving the prior authorization process

– Promoting insurance coverage for non-narcotic alternative therapies        

– Ensuring patients have access to every physician who is advertised as “in-network” for the duration of a contract year to ensure the continuity of care and requiring insurers to be transparent about how they develop their networks, their standards of participation, and the process they employ to select/de-select physicians for their networks

Contact MAG Government Relations Director Derek Norton at dnorton@mag.org or 678.303.9280 with questions related to MAG’s legislative priorities for 2020.

Events

MAG encouraging members to register/reserve room for legislative seminar

The Medical Association of Georgia (MAG) is encouraging its members to register and reserve a room for MAG's 2020 ‘Legislative Education Seminar’ meeting, which will take place at the Brasstown Valley Resort & Spa in Young Harris on May 15-17.

Call 800.201.3205 and mention the “MAG Legislative Education Seminar” to receive a discounted room rate of $199 per night plus taxes and fees. The discount will be available until May 10 or until MAG’s block of rooms sells out.

Contact Christiana Craddock at ccraddock@mag.org with questions related to lodging or registration.

Monitor MAG’s communications and www.mag.org for additional details, and contact Derek Norton at dnorton@mag.org or 678.303.9280 with any questions related to the seminar.

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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