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CMS seeks input on paperwork burden, including documentation requirements for payment

June 7, 2019HME News Staff

WASHINGTON - CMS on June 6 issued a Request For Information on how to streamline regulations and cut the “red tape” that weighs down the healthcare system.The agency says it wants to continue the progress of Patients over Paperwork, an initiative that it launched in 2017 and that it says is helping to save an estimated 40 million hours and $5.7 billion through 2021.“Patients over Paperwork remains a top priority and a driving force in lowering healthcare costs,” said CMS Administrator...

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Proposed rule lifts unnecessary regulations, CMS says

September 18, 2018HME News Staff

WASHINGTON - CMS released a proposed rule yesterday aimed at removing unnecessary, obsolete or excessively burdensome Medicare compliance requirements.Collectively, the provisions in the rule would save healthcare providers an estimated $1.12 billion annually, the agency says.“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...

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