MAG Board approves 2020 state legislative priorities

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

Tort Reform

– Addressing Georgia’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

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.