The American Medical Association and Medical Association of Georgia are fighting efforts in Georgia to undo the state’s law requiring insurers that provide third-party administrative services to pay claims in a timely manner.

The health insurance trade association America’s Health Insurance Plans is challenging the state’s Insurance Delivery Enhancement Act of 2011, which requires TPAs to pay paper claims within 30 days and electronic claims within 15 days, or pay 12% interest on unpaid claims. The act is effective Jan. 1, 2013.

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