MGMA statement on effect of ACA exchange implementation on medical group practices
Please attribute to Susan Turney, MD, MS, FACP, FACMPE, president and CEO of MGMA
“Physician group practices are expressing dissatisfaction with the complexity and lack of information associated with insurance products sold on ACA exchanges. The more administrative complexity introduced into the healthcare system, the less time and resources practices can devote to patient care. Even though there hasn’t been a huge influx of patients into physician offices as many predicted, simple tasks such as obtaining patient insurance coverage information or finding specialists for in-network referrals have proven to be significant challenges.”
MGMA conducted research in April to assess the effect of ACA exchange implementation on medical group practices. The research includes responses from more than 700 medical groups in which more than 40,000 physicians practice nationwide. Access a summary of the research.
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