ACA Resource Center

On March 23, 2010, healthcare reform became law when President Obama signed the Patient Protection and Affordable Care Act (ACA). MGMA provides the following resources to help you better understand provisions included in the legislation and navigate the implementation process.

The law includes many policy areas in which MGMA is active. Please visit other pages on our site for further information about issues such as Medicare payment, compliance, ACOs and administrative simplification.




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MGMA Resources:


MGMA Advocacy:

To view all of our latest advocacy efforts, visit MGMA's Advocacy Archive.

General Resources


Resources on Specific Provisions

  • IRS FAQs on employer penalties  for not providing adequate or affordable insurance coverage. Following a delay or "transition relief," penalties generally begin in 2015 for employers with at least 100 full-time, or full-time equivalent, employees and begin in 2016 for employers with at least 50 full-time, or full-time equivalent, employees. Employer penalty flow chart.
  • CMS FAQs on coverage for preventive services required to be covered without patient cost-sharing
  • IRS ACA tax infromation for small businesses, including reporting requirements and small business tax credits


MGMA's Position

Based on MGMA’s healthcare reform principles, the Association’s position on the Senate bill, and review of comments submitted by MGMA members, and member feedback, the MGMA Board of Directors approved MGMA’s position to not support the final healthcare reform legislation because of its failure to adequately reflect the Association’s healthcare reform principles, and this position was outlined in a Dec. 22, 2009 letter to then Senate majority leader Harry Reid.

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