MGMA's statement on the Affordable Care Act

Press Release - January 10, 2017

Statement from MGMA president and chief executive officer, Halee Fischer-Wright, MD, MMM, FAAP, CMPE
"MGMA looks forward to the opportunity to work with the new Congress and Administration as they consider policy alternatives to the Affordable Care Act (ACA). Many elements of the ACA can be amended and improved with an infusion of new ideas. As Congress considers legislation that impacts the policies or financial underpinnings of the ACA, it should – above all – minimize disruptions to the nation’s health care delivery and payment system during any transition.
“Congress and the new Administration have an opportunity to build upon momentum created through successful repeal of the SGR and support business-friendly policies to reduce the excessive administrative burden faced by physicians in our healthcare system today. As the voice for the country’s medical group practices, MGMA looks forward to a productive dialogue and remains committed to promoting policies that enhance the ability of our members to provide high-quality, cost-effective care to the millions of patients they serve."
For additional questions, Anders Gilberg, MGMA Senior Vice President of Government Affairs, is available for comment and questions on this topic.

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