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2015-2016 Regular Session - HB 354
State health benefit plan; require insurer to include certain trauma centers on provider network; provisions
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First Reader Summary
A BILL to be entitled an Act to amend Chapter 24 of Title 33 of the Official Code of Georgia Annotated, relating to insurance generally, so as to require an insurer providing services under the state health benefit plan to include certain trauma centers in its provider network; to provide for a mechanism to resolve disputes between insurers and hospitals; to provide for legislative intent; to provide for definitions; to provide for an appeal to the Commissioner of Insurance; to provide for appointment of an arbitration panel; to provide for the panel membership and duties; to provide for subject matter of disputes; to provide for binding decisions; to provide for appeal of the arbitration panel decision and venue; to provide for related matters; to repeal conflicting laws; and for other purposes.
Status History
Feb/18/2015 - House Second Readers
Feb/17/2015 - House First Readers
Feb/12/2015 - House Hopper