MAG issues statement addressing Ways & Means surprise bills plan

MAG issued the following statement to address surprise billing legislation that the U.S. Ways & Means Committee introduced…

The Medical Association of Georgia (MAG) appreciates the U.S. Ways & Means Committee’s efforts to develop a federal solution for surprise medical bills – and MAG President Andrew Reisman, M.D., says that, “MAG looks forward to evaluating the committee’s proposal in full depth and detail in the coming days and weeks.”

Dr. Reisman believes that, “It is essential for lawmakers to develop a sustainable, market-based solution for surprise medical bills to ensure that patients have access to the physicians and hospitals they need during an emergency without having to worry about who is or isn’t in network and whether they can afford to pay their bill.”