Prior Authorization and Other Regulatory Burdens Have Increased Since Last Year, Practices Tell MGMA

Nine in 10 polled medical practices say their regulatory burden has increased over the past year with prior authorization, audits and appeals, with the Medicare Quality Payment Program and requirements around surprise billing and good faith estimates headlining physicians’ complaints. That’s the latest from the Medical Group Management Association’s (MGMA’s) annual regulatory burden report, which surveyed the heads of more than 350 group practices to detail the key regulatory headaches they face. The uptick in regulatory burden reported by most of the practices is diverting time and resources away from patients, the practices told MGMA, Fierce Healthcare reports. Read more

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