SB 359 GA 2019_20

Name R Charles E. Hufstetler
Name R Michael Blake Tillery
Name R Robert Brian Strickland
Name R John E. Albers
Name R Kay Kirkpatrick
Name R Benjamin Luther Watson


'Surprise Billing Consumer Protection Act'; certain consumer protections against surprise billing; provide


AN ACT 1 To amend Title 33 of the Official Code of Georgia Annotated, relating to insurance, so as to 2 provide for certain consumer protections against surprise billing; to provide for a short title; 3 to provide for applicability; to provide for definitions; to provide mechanisms to resolve 4 payment disputes between insurers and out-of-network providers regarding the provision of 5 healthcare services; to require the department to provide for the maintenance of an all-payer 6 health claims data base; to establish an arbitration process; to require the Commissioner of 7 Insurance to contract with one or more resolution organizations; to require the promulgation 8 of department rules; to provide for an effective date; to repeal conflicting laws; and for other 9 purposes. 10

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