"The best-case scenario is that some uninsured Georgians would get coverage for some amount of time," Laura Colbert, executive director of the consumer advocacy group Georgians for a Healthy Future,…
Clarifies under the Surprise Billing Consumer Protection Act that a medical or traumatic condition, sickness, or injury includes a mental health condition or substance use disorder and that emergency medical services can include post-stabilization services
Extends postpartum coverage for mothers under Medicaid from six months to one year after giving birth.
Provides guidelines for how to pre-authorize a prescription medication for people with chronic conditions that require ongoing medication for treatment.
Updates provisions regarding child lead poisoning and exposure to that of the national guidelines
Creates an advisory council to educate medical professionals, government agencies, legislators, and the public about rare diseases and encourages research and treatment of rare diseases.
Enact the “Georgia Behavioral Health and Peace Officer Co-Responder Act” to repeal conflicting laws
Requires DCH to post reports with state health plan data to their website
Prohibits state and local governments from mandating vaccine passports.
Requires hospitals to provide patients with the opportunity to identify lay caregivers, and that lay caregivers are not required to provide aftercare
DCH must conduct a comprehensive review of provider reimbursement rates for home and community based services by the waiver programs