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CMS Seeks Public Input on Patients over Paperwork Initiative to Further Reduce Burdens

Wednesday, June 12, 2019   (0 Comments)
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June 12, 2019, ASCA News Digest  
CMS Press Release (06/06/19) 

 

Recently, the Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services (CMS) issued a Request for Information (RFI) seeking new ideas from the public on how to continue the progress of the Patients over Paperwork initiative. Since launching in fall 2017, Patients over Paperwork has streamlined regulations to significantly cut the “red tape” that weighs down our healthcare system and takes clinicians away from their primary mission—caring for patients. As of January 2019, CMS estimates that through regulatory reform alone, the healthcare system will save an estimated 40 million hours and $5.7 billion through 2021. These estimated savings come from both final and proposed rules.

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