Court Split On Application Of 'Any Willing Provider' Statute To Provider Networks

ATLANTA - A divided Georgia appeals court on March 28 partially reversed a lower court decision, finding that the state's Insurance Code does not bar application of the "Any Willing Provider" (AWP) statute to a preferred provider organization arrangement but that the AWP statute cannot be applied to a health maintenance organization network (Northeast Georgia Cancer Care v. BlueCross and Blue Shield of Georgia Inc., et al.,  Nos. A11A1871, A11A1872, Ga. App.; 2012 Ga. App. LEXIS 353).

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