A recent survey of more than 1,000 physician group practices demonstrates the need for repeal of the Medicare annual sustainable growth rate payment cuts that loom annually, and enactment of a five-year period of Medicare payment stability, according to the Medical Group Management Association.

MGMA conducted the survey with its affiliate American College of Medical Practice Executives standards-setting association. They found only 18 percent of respondents participating in a new Medicare payment delivery model or demonstration program. However, 82 percent of surveyed practices would be likely to explore new models if a degree of payment stability was restored to Medicare.

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