MGMA Letter Archive

MGMA's Government Afairs department has been working to represent the interests of group practice administrators for 15 years. Below is an archive of our letters and advocacy efforts sent to the White House, Congress, and other regulatory entities.

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2015

  • MGMA publicly demonstrates its support for the SGR Repeal and Medicare Provider Payment Modernization Act of 2015 (H.R. 1470/S. 810), which would permanently repeal the flawed Medicare Sustainable Growth Rate (SGR) formula.
  • MGMA collaborates with 25 other provider organizations in a letter to HHS highlighting concerns over certain appropriate use and prior authorization criteria included in the Protecting Access to Medicare Act
  • MGMA joined over 750 industry groups in sending this stakeholder letter to Speaker Boehner urging him to once and for all repeal the Medicare SGR formula before the current patch expires on March 31, 2015.
  • MGMA expresses strong support for H.R. 1190, which would eliminate the Independent Payment Advisory Board (IPAB) created under the Patient Protection and Affordable Care Act (ACA).
  • MGMA comments on the draft 2016 Medicare Advantage and Part D Call Letter, urging more detailed information for denials and enhanced accuracy of provider directories.
  • MGMA, along with 100 other provider organizations, raises concerns regarding critical ICD-10 issues.
  • MGMA, along with 30 other organizations, sent a letter to the Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services (CMS) urging the agency to strengthen standards for Medicare Advantage network adequacy.
  • MGMA contributes to coalition effort making significant recommendations in response to changes set forth in the Medicare Shared Savings Program Accountable Care Organizations notice of proposed rulemaking. Read the full-length or short letter.
  • MGMA urges CMS to alleviate administrative burden by streamlining access for multiple quality reporting programs into one portal.
  • MGMA joins industry effort to outline concerns and provide recommendations to CMS in two key areas of administrative transactions; virtual credit cards and health plan identifiers on claims
  • MGMA teams with AMA, AHA and others to raise concerns with the proposal to require universal device identifiers on claim forms
  • MGMA collaborates with industry stakeholders on letter to National Coordinator for Health Information highlighting concerns over the trajectory of EHR certification and making several recommended improvements.

 

2014

  • MGMA sends letter to CMS bringing attention to the recent trend in "virtual" credit card payments and unecessary fees attributed to EFT transactions
  • MGMA comments on burdensome review process of Open Payments Program
  • MGMA sends letter of opposition to H.R. 4302, the "Protecting Access to Medicare Payment Act of 2014."
  • MGMA signs onto letter urging the Senate Finance Committee to preserve the in-office ancillary services exception to the Stark Law
  • MGMA comments on Medicare Advantage and Part D prescription drug benefit proposed rule
  • MGMA joins over 600 organizations in signing onto letter of support for the SGR Repeal and Medicare Provider Payment Modernization Act of 2014 (H.R. 4015/ S. 2000)
  • MGMA urges CMS to reconsider ACA 90-day grace period
  • MGMA signs onto letter underscoring concerns regarding compliance with the EHR Incentive Program
  • MGMA sends letter to express our support for H.R. 4015/S. 2000, otherwise known as the SGR Repeal and Medicare Provider Payment Modernization Act of 2014
  • MGMA signs onto letter demanding a comprehensive solution to the Medicare appeal backlog problem.
  • MGMA signs onto letter congratulating Congressional leaders on their introduction of SGR repeal legislation
     

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2009 

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