After receiving responses from 426 medical practices, MGMA released the findings of the 2018 Regulatory Burden Survey on Tuesday at MGMA18 | The Annual Conference. An overwhelming 86% of respondents reported an increase in regulatory burden over the past 12 months. An even larger percentage (94%) said a reduction in regulatory burden would allow more resources to be allocated toward patient care.
The Quality Payment Program (QPP) ranked as the most burdensome issue with 88% of respondents finding the QPP to be very or extremely burdensome with little clinical benefit. Furthermore, the percentage of medical practices citing the lack of EHR interoperability as very or extremely burdensome increased 12% since last year.
MGMA will use data from the survey to continue to educate the Administration and Congress and advocate for reduced regulatory burden on medical group practices. Click here for the full survey results.