MAG among 100+ groups to sign letter on surprise bills

The Medical Association of Georgia was one of more than 100 state and national physicians’ advocacy organizations that signed a letter that the American Medical Association sent to Congressional leaders to address surprise medical bills.

The letter states that, “The problem of unanticipated out-of-network bills is complex, and [it] requires a balanced approach to resolve. In addition to providing strong patient protections, we believe the principles set forth [in the letter] would improve transparency, promote access to appropriate medical care, and avoid creating disincentives for insurers and health care providers to negotiate network participation contracts in good faith.”

The letter addresses insurer accountability, limits on patient responsibility, transparency, universality, benchmark payments, alternative dispute resolution, and “keeping patients out of the middle.”

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