When members of MGMA voice their concerns to legislators in congress, they are taking one of the most important steps available to individuals and groups to influence the outcome of decisions affecting the medical practice industry. MGMA and its Government Affairs Department are here to support member efforts with helpful tools and suggestions for successful grassroots advocacy.
MGMA provides a number of guides for effective communications with legislators:
Increase Your Effectiveness
Understand how and when to influence congressional decision-making:
- Overview of the legislative and budget approval process
- Improve your current skills, as well as learn new skills, when you include grassroots lobbying training in your next MGMA meeting. The Government Affairs Department has speakers available to introduce your members to grassroots techniques and strategies. This can include demystifying the ins and outs of all forms of communication with legislators, as well as why such communication is vital to group practices.