MGMA’s COVID-19 Advocacy Efforts Earn Award from ASAE
Pandemic efforts to help medical practices survive and securing $175 billion for providers leads MGMA to be a 2020 Power of the A Silver Award Winner
ENGLEWOOD, Colo. (August 12, 2020
) – Medical Group Management Association (MGMA) is among a select group of associations to be recognized as a 2020 Power of the A Silver Award Winner in the Power of Advocacy category for its efforts during the COVID-19 pandemic and the support and resources provided to members and the healthcare industry during the difficult year.
“Congratulations to MGMA on being named among the very best organizations that go above and beyond their tax-exempt purpose to improve society and our quality of life in America and abroad,” said ASAE President and CEO Susan Robertson, CAE. “This has been a very trying year for associations, but even amid a months-long pandemic, associations are proving that positive change can happen. More than ever, the Power of Associations is on full display in this year’s award-winning programs, providing tangible evidence that associations will help lead the way toward economic and societal recovery in the months ahead.”
MGMA’s Government Affairs team, based in Washington D.C., has long advocated for the interests of medical practices and the betterment of healthcare, the unique and unprecedented circumstances presented by COVID-19 called for unique and unprecedented advocacy efforts. Medical practices of all sizes and specialties have suffered financially from the pandemic, which required the Government Affairs team to carefully and effectively advocate for providers on the frontlines, specialties with low patient volumes, small businesses, and hospital-owned practices. By leveraging MGMA member experiences through grassroots efforts and our COVID-19 Financial Impact report
, MGMA secured over $175 billion for providers through the Provider Relief fund as well as sufficient small business funding.
“By building grassroots campaigns, securing financial assistance for our members in their time of need and helping them navigate funding options, in addition to providing crucial resources to help them through these hardships, we have achieved our mission of providing medical practices with the necessary insights, solutions, and advocacy to survive and thrive amid and beyond the pandemic,” said Halee Fischer-Wright, MD, MMM, FAAP, FACMPE, president and CEO of MGMA. “This award is a symbol of our team’s hard work and effort to help our members, and I’m so proud of them and what they have accomplished this year.”
In 2020, six organizations received Summit Awards, 21 organization earned Gold Awards, and 39 organizations received Silver Awards. Winners’ information can be found at www.thepowerofa.org/awards
About the Power of A Awards:
ASAE’s Power of A (association) Awards, the industry’s highest honor, recognize the association community’s valuable contributions on the local, national and global levels. The Power of A Awards reward the outstanding accomplishments of associations and industry professionals who work tirelessly to solve problems, and strengthen lives, the workforce, the economy, and the world.
The 2020 award categories include The Power of Industry/Professional Advancement, The Power of Community Support and Engagement, The Power of Global Development, The Power of Diversity and Inclusion, and The Power of Advocacy.
Founded in 1926, the Medical Group Management Association (MGMA) is the nation’s largest association focused on the business of medical practice management. MGMA consists of 15,000 group medical practices ranging from small private medical practices to large national health systems representing more than 350,000 physicians. MGMA helps nearly 60,000 medical practice leaders and the health care community solve the business challenges of running practices so that they can focus on providing outstanding patient care. Specifically, MGMA helps its members innovate and improve profitability and financial sustainability, and it provides the gold standard on industry benchmarks such as physician compensation. The association also advocates extensively on its members’ behalf on national regulatory and policy issues. To learn more, go to MGMA.com
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