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    The results of the Medical Group Management Association’s (MGMA) Annual Regulatory Burden Survey reveal that medical practices continue to face overwhelming regulatory challenges. In many cases, the burden has increased year over year. This year’s annual report highlights the ongoing burden associated with prior authorization and the Medicare Quality Payment Program faced by medical groups, leading to a struggle to maintain access for patients with traditional Medicare.

    From measuring quality to completing prior authorization requirements, medical practices face mounting regulatory hurdles that interfere with clinical goals and improving patient outcomes. The Annual Regulatory Burden Survey provides MGMA with critical data on the real impact of federal policies and regulations, allowing us to better educate Congress and the Administration about obstacles to delivering high-quality patient care.

    This year’s survey responses demonstrate that there is still much to be done at the federal level to provide regulatory relief for medical groups. MGMA will continue to play a key role in the policy discussion to ensure that medical practices have a voice in Washington.


    The survey includes responses from executives representing over 350 group practices. Sixty percent of respondents are in practices with less than 20 physicians and 16% are in practices with over 100 physicians. Seventy-five percent of respondents are in independent practices.


    With a membership of more than 60,000 medical practice administrators, executives, and leaders, MGMA represents more than 15,000 medical groups comprising more than 350,000 physicians. These groups range from small independent practices in remote and other underserved areas to large regional and national health systems that cover the full spectrum of physician specialties. For more information on how MGMA is advocating for medical practices in Washington, please visit or contact us at

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