March 27, 2020: MGMA statement on emergency funding for medical practices

Advocacy Statement - March 27, 2020

March 27, 2020
 
Statement by Anders Gilberg, Senior Vice President of Government Affairs, on emergency funding for medical practices
 
"We are grateful that Congress heeded MGMA’s recommendations to aid and protect medical practices impacted by the COVID-19 pandemic by allocating $100 billion to providers. The funds included in the CARES Act are critical in helping medical practices keep their doors open during this national emergency. 

"Now that Congress has acted, the Administration needs to move quickly and use all authority necessary to distribute direct payments to medical groups. Our nation’s physicians simply cannot afford another bureaucratic exercise to access these funds. This is not business as usual, and medical practices need immediate financial support."
 
Press Contact:
Terri Pollock
Associate Director, Public Affairs
tpollock@mgma.org
202.293.3450 x 1351
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Medical Group Management Association (MGMA) is the premier association for professionals who lead medical practice. Since 1926, through data, people, insights, and advocacy, MGMA empowers medical group practices to innovate and create meaningful change in healthcare. With a membership of more than 55,000 medical practice administrators, executives, and leaders, MGMA represents more than 15,000 organizations of all sizes, types, structures and specialties that deliver almost half of the healthcare in the United States. 
 
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