Urge Congress to Support Physician Practices During COVID-19

Originally published in the March 23, 2020 issue of MGMA’s Washington Connection
Reprinted with permission from MGMA

As Congress works to pass additional emergency funding legislation to combat COVID-19, your help is needed to support medical practices during this public health emergency. Use MGMA’s draft letter to ask Congress to:

  • Ensure that every physician and healthcare worker has access to critically needed personal protective equipment (PPE);
  • Provide direct financial support to medical practices experiencing an adverse economic impact from suspending visits and procedures unrelated to COVID-19;
  • Provide direct financial support to medical practices on the front lines of the COVID-19 public health emergency; and
  • Require all payers to provide coverage and payment for telehealth visits (including audio-only) at the same reimbursement as in-person visits.

To send your letter to Congress, click here.

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