MGMA Washington Connection 09/08/2022

09/08/2022 11:03 PM | Rebekah Francis (Administrator)

MGMA provides feedback to CMS in response to the 2023 Medicare PFS

On Tuesday, Sept. 6, MGMA provided comprehensive feedback to the Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services (CMS) in response to the proposed 2023 Medicare Physician Fee Schedule (PFS). MGMA urges CMS to make important adjustments to the proposed policies to support medical group practices going into 2023, including updating the Medicare conversion factor to avert a 4.5% reduction in payment and adjusting certain reporting requirements under the Merit-based Incentive Payment System. In the coming weeks, MGMA will launch an advocacy campaign to avert these cuts.

The agency will review comments submitted by stakeholders before issuing the final rule in November. Following the release of the final rule, MGMA will provide an in-depth analysis of the 2023 Medicare policies.

Support prior authorization reform

With only a few months left in the 117th Congress, it is time to voice your support for prior authorization reform! MGMA Government Affairs drafted a template letter that you can send directly to your members of Congress today. The letter urges Congress to pass the Improving Seniors’ Timely Access to Care Act, which puts commonsense guardrails around prior authorization processes in the Medicare Advantage program. With your help, MGMA hopes to see this legislation pass into law by the end of the year!

Final Reminder: Regulatory burden questionnaire closes Sept. 9

MGMA needs your feedback - complete the Annual Regulatory Burden Questionnaire by tomorrow, Friday, Sept. 9!

This annual research project is your opportunity to provide critical feedback on the impact that federal programs have on your practice. The findings of this research will guide MGMA's advocacy efforts in Washington, D.C., to improve the regulatory landscape in which group practices operate, including critical policies related to prior authorization, surprise billing, and the Quality Payment Program.

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