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CMS Proposes to Lift Unnecessary Regulations and Ease Burden on Providers

Posted on Friday, September 21, 2018 12:49 PM

Earlier this week, CMS proposed a new rule that would to reduce the burden on health care providers by removing excessive Medicare compliance requirements for health care facilities.  This change could save providers $1.12 billion annually. Considering policies across rules finalized in 2017 and 2018 as well as this and other proposed rules, savings are estimated at $5.2 billion. 

“We are committed to putting patients over paperwork, while at the same time increasing the quality of care and ensuring patient safety and bolstering program integrity,” said CMS Administrator Seema Verma. “With this proposed rule, CMS takes a major step forward in its efforts to modernize the Medicare program by removing regulations that are outdated and burdensome. The changes we’re proposing will dramatically reduce the amount of time and resources that healthcare facilities have to spend on CMS-mandated compliance activities that do not improve the quality of care, so that hospitals and healthcare professionals can focus on their primary mission: treating patients.”

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