Help #MGMAAdvocacy: Urge Congress to support physician practices during COVID-19 pandemic

Originally published in the August 6, 2020 issue of MGMA’s Washington Connection. Reprinted with permission from MGMA.

As Congress continues to negotiate the next COVID-19 package, it is imperative that they hear from physician practices. Use MGMA’s template letter to tell Congress that any final legislation must:

  • Include direct financial support to medical groups experiencing an adverse economic impact from COVID-19;
  • Continue telehealth flexibilities past the expiration of the public health emergency;
  • Add flexibilities for Medicare accelerated and advance payments, such as eliminating interest rates and lowering recoupment amounts; and
  • Amend the Paycheck Protection Program (PPP) to provide a more simplified process for borrowers seeking PPP loan forgiveness, including personal protective equipment as eligible covered the cost, and allow for 501(c)(6) nonprofit organizations to be eligible for PPP loans.

Thank you for joining our advocacy effort and supporting medical practices during the COVID-19 pandemic!

April 30th Webinar: How North Carolina Medical Practices are Tackling the COVID-19 Crisis


Peer-to-Peer Webinar: How North Carolina Medical Practices are Tackling the COVID-19 Crisis

April 30, 2020 | 2:00 PM – 3:00 PM EDT

Join us as we share valuable insights, lessons learned and best practices from fellow NCMGMA administrators from across the state and various specialties who will share how their practices are working through the COVID-19 crisis.

Our NCMGMA Member Panelists:

  • Tim Bell, FACHE, FACMPE, MPH, PA – Children’s Health of Carolina, PA
  • Steve DeBiasi, CMPE, FACHE – EmergeOrtho
  • Jacob Rodman, CMPE – Raleigh Neurosurgical Clinic
  • Fran Sembert, CPME – Wendover OBGYN & Infertility
  • Rita Edwards, CMPE – Cape Fear Center for Digestive Diseases, PA
  • Melissa White, Newton Family Physicians, PA
  • Moderator: Matt Johnson, MA, MBA, Wake Internal Medicine Consultants, Inc.


This webinar is complimentary for NCMGMA members and for non-members. Space is limited so make sure to register early! After you register, you will receive an emailed confirmation with webinar and phone-in instructions. Please note: We’ll be recording this webinar, so even if you can’t make it, go ahead and register anyway! You’ll receive the recorded version after the webinar.


For questions or more information please contact the NCMGMA offices at; or by phone at 800-753-6462.