November 20, 2023
An overwhelming majority of medical group practices reported that their regulatory burden had increased during 2023, according to a new report from the Medical Group Management Association.
The report, released this month, identifies the top issues facing medical practices, including prior authorization, claims appeals, and Medicare reimbursement, among others. About 90 percent of medical practices indicated their overall medical burden had increased during the past 12 months.
“Year over year, medical groups face increasing regulatory and administrative burden in their practices,” the MGMA report notes. “In the wake of physician workforce shortages, and an increasing Medicare population, medical groups report struggling to maintain access for patients with traditional Medicare.”
Here’s what you need to know.
The survey includes responses from executives representing over 350 group practices. The practices were largely independent medical practices (75%) or hospital/integrated delivery systems (14%).
HAP continues to advocate for policies and regulations that provide proper oversight while ensuring patients receive the right care, at the right time, and in the right setting. This includes reforms to the prior authorization process that remove administrative barriers that delay care and services, burden providers, and result in hospital underpayments.
The report is available online.
Tags: Access to Care | Regulatory Advocacy | Medicare
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