A new MGMA survey finds that medical practices across the country are being left out of COVID-19 rollout efforts. The survey revealed a staggering 85 percent of independent practices and 45 percent of hospital or health system-owned practices actively seeking the COVID-19 vaccine for their patients report having obtained none to date. The majority of practices that have obtained the vaccine report only receiving enough to vaccinate 1 percent or less of their patients.
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Physician practices are uniquely situated to identify, reach out to, and vaccinate patients in their communities. Each year over half the vaccines in the U.S. are administered in physician practices. As trusted providers in their communities, physicians can and should play a key role in vaccinating patients against COVID-19.
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Contact your elected officialsSend your members of Congress a letter explaining the role physician groups can play in vaccinating their patients against COVID-19.
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