News | January 3, 2017

MGMA's Statement On Affordable Care Act

Statement from MGMA president and chief executive officer, Halee Fischer-Wright, M.D., 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’s Senior Vice President for Government Affairs, is available for comment and questions on this topic.

About MGMA

The Medical Group Management Association (MGMA) helps create successful medical practices that deliver the highest-quality patient care. As the leading association for medical practice administrators and executives since 1926, MGMA helps improve members’ practices through exclusive member benefits, education, resources, news, information, advocacy, and networking opportunities, and produces some of the most credible and robust medical practice economic data and data solutions in the industry. MGMA advances the profession of medical practice management with its industry-leading board certification and Fellowship programs through the American College of Medical Practice Executives.

Through its national membership and 48 state affiliates, MGMA represents more than 33,000 medical practice administrators and executives in practices of all sizes, types, structures and specialties, which represent more than 375,000 physicians and more than 46 percent of the healthcare delivered in the United States. MGMA is headquartered in Englewood, Colo., with a Government Affairs office in Washington, D.C.

SOURCE: The Medical Group Management Association (MGMA)