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AMGA officials stress cost of being heard in D.C.
Modern Physician

Medical groups need to tell their stories on how federal regulations are affecting their operations and it would be helpful if the physicians in those groups contributed financially to lobbying efforts, according to speakers at the American Medical Group Association annual conference, which ended March 16 in Orlando, Fla. While it’s important to be engaged in the legislative process, Karen Ferguson, AMGA director of regulatory affairs, said that—once legislation gets passed—it’s “up to the federal agencies to put the meat on the bones,” and AMGA members should participate in the public comment period of this rulemaking process.