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 cancels 2020 legislative seminar

The Medical Association of Georgia has canceled the ‘Legislative Education Seminar’ meeting that was scheduled to take place at the Brasstown Valley Resort & Spa in Young Harris on May 15-17 as a result of the COVID-19 health care threat. 

Registrants’ room reservations will automatically be canceled and any fees that were charged to their credit cards will be refunded sometime this week

Contact Christiana Craddock at ccraddock@mag.org with questions.

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