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2019-2020 Regular Session - HB 888
Surprise Billing Consumer Protection Act; enact
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First Reader Summary
A BILL to be entitled an Act to amend Title 33 of the O.C.G.A., relating to insurance, so as to provide for certain consumer protections against surprise billing; to provide for a short title; to provide for applicability; to provide for definitions; 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 repeal conflicting laws; and for other purposes.
Status History
Jan/01/2021 - Effective Date
Jul/16/2020 - Act 470
Jul/16/2020 - House Date Signed by Governor
Jun/29/2020 - House Sent to Governor
Jun/17/2020 - Senate Passed/Adopted
Jun/17/2020 - Senate Third Read
Jun/16/2020 - Senate Read Second Time
Jun/15/2020 - Senate Committee Favorably Reported
Mar/04/2020 - Senate Read and Referred
Mar/03/2020 - House Passed/Adopted By Substitute
Mar/03/2020 - House Third Readers
Feb/28/2020 - House Committee Favorably Reported By Substitute
Feb/19/2020 - House Withdrawn, Recommitted
Feb/19/2020 - House Committee Favorably Reported By Substitute
Feb/18/2020 - House Second Readers
Feb/05/2020 - House First Readers
Feb/04/2020 - House Hopper
02/19/2020 Withdrawn from the General Calendar and recommitted to Special Committee on Access to Quality Health Care; 03/03/2020 Structured Rule
Jun/17/2020 - Senate Vote #648Yea(53)Nay(0)NV(1)
Mar/03/2020 - House Vote #513Yea(164)Nay(4)NV(4)
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