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October 9, 2020: MGMA joins coalition encouraging legislation to prevent Medicare payment cuts in 2021

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October 7, 2020: MGMA joins coalition letter calling for Operating Rules to improve prior authorization

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October 2, 2020: MGMA joins coalition urging changes to the final Radiation Oncology Alternative Payment Model

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October 1, 2020: MGMA shares comprehensive comments on 2021 Medicare Physician Fee Schedule proposals

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September 29, 2020: MGMA calls on ONC to delay enforcement of Information Blocking

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September 23, 2020: MGMA urges Senate leaders to support CR and APP modifications

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September 23, 2020: MGMA joins coalition to provide comments on proposed 2021 ACO quality changes

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August 10, 2020: MGMA submits comments on EHR Reporting Program survey

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August 6, 2020: MGMA urges Congress to waive budget neutrality requirements for CY 2021

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August 3, 2020: MGMA urges delayed and improved Advance Payment Program repayment conditions

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August 3, 2020: MGMA joins coalition to support the Protecting Access to Post-COVID-19 Telehealth Act of 2020

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July 30, 2020: MGMA joins coalition urging Congress to lift prohibition on unique patient identifier

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July 29, 2020: MGMA joins coalition advocating on surprise billing legislation

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July 24, 2020: MGMA joins coalition supporting the Value in Health Care Act

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July 24, 2020: MGMA Submits Testimony to NCVHS Supporting New Operating Rules to Improve Prior Authorization

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July 22, 2020: MGMA urges Senate to include additional assistance for medical groups in next COVID-19 legislation

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July 13, 2020: MGMA urges Congress to clarify that PRF payments are nontaxable

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July 9, 2020: MGMA joins coalition urging Congress to support the Resident Physician Shortage Reduction Act

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July 1, 2020: MGMA joins coalition urging HHS to implement office visit increases and waive budget neutrality

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June 30, 2020: MGMA urges HHS to extend public health emergency declaration

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June 29, 2020: MGMA joins 340 organizations to ask Congress to extend telehealth flexibilities

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June 23, 2020: MGMA joins coalition to ask HHS to continue telehealth waivers

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June 17, 2020: MGMA joins coalition urging Congress to extend PPP eligibility to nonprofit organizations in final version of next COVID-19 aid package

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June 9, 2020: MGMA joins coalition calling on Congress to include liability protections for physicians in the next COVID-19 relief package

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June 3, 2020: MGMA urges Congress to lift prohibition on unique patient identifier

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June 2, 2020: MGMA urges HHS to expeditiously disburse unallocated stimulus relief funds to group practices fighting the COVID-19 pandemic

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May 22, 2020: MGMA sends letter of support for Senate version of PPP Flexibility Act

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May 20, 2020: MGMA sends letter of support for the Paycheck Protection Program Flexibility Act

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May 14, 2020: MGMA comments on several provisions of the HEROES Act

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May 14, 2020: MGMA joins coalition asking CMS provide additional relief for ACOs

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May 6, 2020: MGMA urges SBA to release additional PPP loan forgiveness guidance

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April 21, 2020: MGMA asks HHS for clarity on terms and conditions associated with CARES Act Provider Relief funds

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April 16, 2020: MGMA asks HHS/CMS to account for providers with low Medicare volumes in next round of CARES Act relief funds

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April 15, 2020: MGMA urges Congress to protect the financial viability of group practices

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April 10, 2020: MGMA recommends improvements for Medicare's MIPS Value Pathways Program

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April 10, 2020: MGMA asks CMS to encourage MA and Part D plans to relax PA and step therapy requirements during COVID

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April 8, 2020: MGMA joins coalition calling on CMS for E/M payment parity changes and additional telephone E/M guidance for MACs

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April 7, 2020: MGMA joins coalition requesting emergency funding for physicians from HHS

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April 3, 2020: MGMA submits comments on the 2020-2025 Federal Health IT Strategic Plan

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March 27, 2020: MGMA urges HHS to further waive telehealth restrictions following CARES Act

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March 27, 2020: MGMA calls on HHS to immediately begin financial support of medical groups

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March 25, 2020: MGMA joins broad coalition calling on Congress to ensure sustainability of physician practices during COVID-19 emergency

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March 20, 2020: MGMA joins coalition calling on Congress to suspend AUC implementation

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March 23, 2020: MGMA joins coalition urging Congress to leverage health IT during COVID-19 emergency

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March 20, 2020: MGMA joins coalition calling on Congress to ensure sustainability of physician practices during COVID-19 emergency

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March 18, 2020: MGMA joins coalition calling on House to ensure access to Medicare value based care during COVID-19 pandemic

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March 18, 2020: MGMA joins coalition calling on CMS to allow flexibilities for QPP-participating clinicians

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March 18, 2020: MGMA joins coalition calling on Senate to ensure access to Medicare value based care during COVID-19 pandemic

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March 18, 2020: MGMA urges Congress to provide direct financial assistance to group practices and take further action on COVID-19

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March 11, 2020: MGMA urges HHS to exercise telehealth waiver authority

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March 2, 2020: MGMA submits comments to CMS on Medicare Advantage Star Rating Program

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Feb. 13, 2020: MGMA letter of support for the Consumer Protections Against Surprise Medical Bills Act of 2020

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Jan. 31, 2019: MGMA and others urge gradual timeline for removal of MIPS measures

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Jan. 6, 2020: MGMA joins others to urge passage of Social Determinants Accelerator Act

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Dec. 30, 2019: MGMA urges OIG to modernize and clarify the Anti-kickback Statute

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Dec. 19, 2019: MGMA urges CMS to modernize and clarify the Stark Law

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Dec. 16, 2019: MGMA submits letter to Representatives DeGette and Upton on CURES 2.0

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December 9, 2019: MGMA signs on to letter to CMS urging improved patient matching

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Dec. 9, 2019: MGMA opposes 45 day billing provision in healthcare legislation

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Dec. 4, 2019: MGMA joins coalition supporting Opioid Workforce Act

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November 20, 2019: MGMA submits comments to CMS on prior authorization

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October 30, 2019: MGMA commends Congress for introduction of bicameral, bipartisan legislation to expand telehealth services to Medicare beneficiaries

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October 25, 2019: MGMA submits comments to SAMHSA on substance abuse records proposed rule

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October 22, 2019: MGMA joins coalition supporting Rural ACO Improvement Act

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October 16, 2019: MGMA and others share concerns with Congress about current surprise billing proposals

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September 20, 2019: MGMA shares comprehensive comments on 2020 Medicare Physician Fee Schedule proposals

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September 23, 2019: MGMA calls on Congress to continue oversight of ONC Cures Act implementation

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September 19, 2019: MGMA and 100+ organizations urge comprehensive prior authorization reform

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September 16, 2019: MGMA urges CMS to release advanced APM funds

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September 9, 2019: MGMA joins 370 stakeholders calling for prior authorization reform

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August 27, 2019: MGMA advocates for appropriate patient identification solutions

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August 15, 2019: MGMA Responds to Proposed Electronic Prior Authorization Standard

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August 12, 2019: MGMA's Response to Patients Over Paperwork RFI

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July 16, 2019: MGMA sign-on letter to the Energy and Commerce Committee regarding the No Surprises Act

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July 10, 2019: MGMA sends letter to Energy and Commerce Committee in response to No Surprises Act

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June 26, 2019: MGMA signs on to letter supporting Opioid Workforce Act

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June 25, 2019: MGMA letter supporting legislation removing CCM cost-sharing

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June 25, 2019: MGMA response to Senate HELP plan to lower health care costs

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June 11, 2019: MGMA letter urging support of the Foster-Kelly amendment to HR 2740

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June 5, 2019: MGMA response to Senate HELP Committee's Lower Health Care Costs Act discussion draft

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June 5, 2019: MGMA supports prior authorization legislation for MA plans

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June 3, 2019: MGMA urges Congress to improve MACRA

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June 3, 2019: MGMA and coalition send Patient Matching letter to Congressional leadership

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June 3, 2019: MGMA and coalition send letter on 21st Century Cures Act

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May 30, 2019: MGMA sends letter to HHS on Next Gen ACOs

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May 30, 2019: MGMA provides feedback to CMS regarding the Direct Contracting Geographic Population-based Payment model

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May 30, 2019: MGMA submits comments on CMS proposed rule on interoperability

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May 30, 2019: MGMA submits comments on ONC proposed rule on interoperability, information blocking, and health IT certification program

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5/20/2019: MGMA letter on unexpected medical bills

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May 7, 2019: MGMA sends letter in support of the Safe Step Act of 2019 (H.R. 2279)

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April 23, 2019: MGMA joins in opposing H.R. 2143, the "Promoting Integrity in Medicare Act"

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April 10, 2019: MGMA and other leading healthcare organizations convey support to the House for the Medicare Care Coordination Act of 2019

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April 10, 2019: MGMA and GME coalition send letter in support of the Resident Physician Shortage Reduction Act

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April 2, 2019: MGMA and leading healthcare organizations convey support to the Senate for the Medicare Care Coordination Improvement Act of 2019

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April 1, 2019: MGMA outlines surprise billing policy framework to Congressional leadership

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April 1, 2019: MGMA responds to the Congressional Telehealth Caucus's Request for Information on expanding access to telehealth services

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March 26, 2019: MGMA joins coalition calling for Improving Transparency for Innovation Center Models

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February 28, 2019: MGMA calls on CMS to address prior authorization use by MA plans

February 7, 2019: MGMA joins stakeholder group sharing concerns on surprise billing

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February 12, 2019: MGMA responds to OCR RFI on modifying HIPAA rules

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January 28, 2019: MGMA comments in response to ONC publication of "Strategy on Reducing Regulatory and Administrative Burden Relating to the Use of Health IT and EHRs"

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January 18, 2019: MGMA and healthcare coalition call on CMS to delay MSSP ACO application deadline

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December 6, 2018: MGMA comments on the National Committee on Vital and Health Statistics "Draft Recommendations for the Predictability Roadmap"

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Dec. 3, 2018: MGMA and other physician organizations provide feedback to CMS on Open Payments Program educational materials

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October 26, 2018: MGMA responds to OIG request for information on the Anti-Kickback Statute

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October 17, 2018: MGMA comments on ONC RFI on the CURES Act

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October 16, 2018: MGMA submits comments on MSSP proposed rule

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September 20, 2018: MGMA and Stakeholder Group Send CMS Letter of Support for ACOs and MSSP

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September 7, 2018: MGMA joins physician organizations opposing step therapy in Medicare Advantage

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September 7, 2018: MGMA shares comprehensive comments on Medicare Physician Fee Schedule proposals

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September 7, 2018: Physician Groups Ask Congress for AUC Program Relief

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September 6, 2018: MGMA commends Congressional efforts to advance regulatory relief initiative

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August 27th, 2018: MGMA and coalition of healthcare organizations send CMS a letter on proposed E/M changes

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August 24, 2018: MGMA responds to CMS Physician Self-Referral Law Request for Information

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August 1, 2018: MGMA joins coalition of healthcare organizations urging Congress to remove barriers to value-based care

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July 16, 2018: MGMA comments in response to HHS Blueprint to Lower Drug Prices and Reduce Out-of-Pocket Costs

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June 21, 2018: MGMA comments on 2019 IPPS proposed rule

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June 25, 2018: Medical Association Coalition response to 2019 IPPS proposed final rule

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June 1, 2018: MGMA and a coalition of other leading healthcare organizations send letter to the head of CMMI on APM participation criteria

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May 24, 2018: MGMA comments in response to the Center for Medicare and Medicaid Innovation Request for Information on Direct Provider Contracting Models

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May 23rd, 2018: MGMA calls on CMS to enforce health plan HIPAA compliance

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May 9, 2018: MGMA and other leading healthcare organizations urge Congress to end patient safety issues related to patient matching

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April 16, 2018: An urge for CMS to reduce 2018 MIPS reporting period

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April 2, 2018: Urging an end electronic payments abuses

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March 15, 2018: MGMA Responds to Ways and Means RFI on opioid epidemic

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February 13, 2018: CMS responds to MGMA concerns of MIPS vital information missing

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February 22, 2018: MGMA to CMS: Allow ACOs three more years in Track 1

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February 2, 2018: MGMA comments on ONC draft Trusted Exchange Framework

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February 7, 2018: MGMA administrative burdens letter

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January 1, 2018: Consensus Statement on Improving the Prior Authorization Process

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January 1, 2018: MGMA comments on proposed 2019 Medicare Advantage, Part D plan changes

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January 1, 2018: MGMA to CMS: Immediately release 2018 MIPS eligibility notices

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December 13, 2017: MGMA sends letter to Congressional leadership to oppose sequestration cuts to Medicare

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November 20, 2017: MGMA response to episode-based cost measures

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November 20, 2017: MGMA comments in response to RFI on CMMI's new direction

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November 1, 2017: MGMA supports Medicare Care Coordination Improvement Act

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November 1, 2017: MGMA supports Medicare Care Coordination Improvement Act

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October 23, 2017: MGMA letter to CMS expressing concern about the Clinical Laboratory Fee Schedule (CLFS)

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October 16, 2017: MGMA letter to Congressional leadership on CSR payments and marketplace stabilization

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October 2, 2017: MACRA letter on CMS flexibility with QPP

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September 22, 2017: MGMA letter on Graham-Cassidy Amendment

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September 11, 2017: MGMA 2018 CMS Physician Fee Schedule Comment Letter

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September 8, 2017: MGMA to CMS: New laboratory payment initiatives could sideline POLs

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August 25, 2017: MGMA sends Appendix I Committee Letter

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August 21, 2017: MGMA submits comments in response to proposed 2018 Quality Payment Program rule

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July 26, 2017: Coalition calls for electronic attachment standards

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June 27, 2017: MGMA comments on Better Care Reconciliation Act

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June 21, 2017: Track 1+ repayment mechanism letter

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June 13, 2017: MGMA IPPS Proposed Rule comment letter

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May 31, 2017: MGMA MACRA Medicare Advantage sign-on letter

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May 11, 2017: MGMA SSNRI letter to CMS

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May 10, 2017: CONNECT for Health Act letter

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April 24, 2017: MGMA QPP cost measures comment letter

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April 5, 2017: MGMA Labor-H patient matching support letter

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March 30, 2017: PAMA sign-on letter

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March 22, 2017: MGMA letter commenting on the American Health Care Act of 2017

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March 31, 2017: MGMA signs on to letter to CMS regarding Medicare value-based purchasing program penalties

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March 15, 2017: MGMA letter to CMS Administrator Verma

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March 7, 2017: MGMA comments to FCC on practice use of patient-supplied telephone numbers

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February 27, 2017: MGMA signs on to letter to CMS and ONC regarding 2015 CEHRT

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February 27, 2017: Letter to CMS and ONC regarding 2015 CEHRT

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February 10, 2017: MGMA letter to HHS Secretary Price

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December 15, 2016: MGMA comments on the development of a new Medicare ACO model, Track 1 Plus (1+)

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August 20, 2016: Joint letter to CMS on removing social security numbers from Medicare ID cards

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April 25, 2016: Letter to CMS on provider enrollment process

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November 17, 2015: MGMA comments on MACRA RFI

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