Georgia Senate continues to target surprise medical billing

The Georgia Senate approved another piece of legislation on Monday that aims to cut down on instances where patients are hit with hefty medical bills after visiting the doctor. House Bill 789 helps patients check which doctors in the four most common specialties — anesthesiology, pathology, radiology and emergency medicine — will be covered by their insurance. The legislation would require insurance companies to keep an online directory of these specialists and mark whether each doctor accepts their insurance plan.

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