Surprise billing rating system set to start in Georgia

Health insurance providers in Georgia will be rated on their risk of sending patients unexpected medical bills starting Sunday.

The Surprise Bill Transparency Act, which goes into effect Sunday, requires the Office of Insurance and Safety Fire Commissioner to create an online surprise billing rating database. Every health plan would be given marks based on the chances of receiving an unexpected bill for seeing a select list of specialists.

It is one of two surprise billing measures signed into law in July by Gov. Brian Kemp.

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