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2019-2020 Regular Session - SB 359
'Surprise Billing Consumer Protection Act'; certain consumer protections against surprise billing; provide
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First Reader Summary
A BILL to be entitled an Act to amend Title 33 of the Official Code of Georgia Annotated, relating to insurance, so as to provide for certain consumer protections against surprise billing; to provide mechanisms to resolve payment disputes between insurers and out-of-network providers regarding the provision of healthcare services; to require the department to provide for the maintenance of an all-payer health claims data base; to provide for in-network cost-sharing amounts in healthcare plan contracts; to establish an arbitration process; to require the Commissioner of Insurance to contract with one or more resolution organizations; to require the promulgation of department rules; to provide for an effective date; to repeal conflicting laws; and for other purposes.
Status History
Aug/05/2020 - Effective Date
Aug/05/2020 - Act 588
Aug/05/2020 - Senate Date Signed by Governor
Jun/29/2020 - Senate Sent to Governor
Jun/26/2020 - Senate Agreed House Amend or Sub
Jun/26/2020 - House Passed/Adopted By Substitute
Jun/26/2020 - House Third Readers
Jun/26/2020 - House Committee Favorably Reported By Substitute
Jun/17/2020 - House Withdrawn, Recommitted
Feb/26/2020 - House Second Readers
Feb/25/2020 - House First Readers
Feb/24/2020 - Senate Passed/Adopted By Substitute
Feb/24/2020 - Senate Third Read
Feb/21/2020 - Senate Read Second Time
Feb/20/2020 - Senate Committee Favorably Reported By Substitute
Feb/05/2020 - Senate Read and Referred
Feb/04/2020 - Senate Hopper
06/17/2020 Withdrawn from the Special Committee on Access to Quality Health Care and recommitted to the Special Committee on Access to the Civil Justice System; 06/26/2020 Modified Structured Rule; 06/26/2020 Senate agreed to House Substitute
Jun/26/2020 - Senate Vote #795Yea(34)Nay(16)NV(2)
Jun/26/2020 - House Vote #788Yea(104)Nay(56)NV(10)
Feb/24/2020 - Senate Vote #479Yea(54)Nay(0)NV(1)
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