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Trump Administration Puts Patients Over Paperwork by Reducing Healthcare Administrative Costs

Posted on Monday, September 30, 2019 12:50 PM

This week, CMS took another step at President Trump’s direction to “cut the red tape,” bringing relief to America’s healthcare providers by reducing unnecessary burden, allowing them to focus on their patients. The Omnibus Burden Reduction (Conditions of Participation) Final Rule strengthens patient safety by removing unnecessary, obsolete, or excessively burdensome health regulations on hospitals and other healthcare providers. This rule advances CMS’s Patients over Paperwork initiative by saving providers an estimated 4.4 million hours spent on paperwork annually, which equates to total provider savings estimated to be approximately $8 billion over the next 10 years, giving doctors more time to spend with their patients.

“In my trips across the country, I’ve heard time and again that unnecessary regulations are increasing costs on providers and they are losing time with patients as a result,” said CMS Administrator Seema Verma. “This final rule brings a commonsense approach to reducing regulations and gives providers more time to care for their patients, while reducing administrative costs and improving health outcomes.”

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