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CMS bolsters efforts to reduce burdens

June 24, 2020HME News Staff

WASHINGTON - CMS has created the Office of Burden Reduction and Health Informatics to unify the agency's efforts to reduce regulatory and administrative burdens.The new office is an outgrowth of the agency's Patients over Paperwork Initiative, part of its efforts to implement President Trump's 2017 executive order to “Cut the Red Tape” and eliminate duplicative, unnecessary and costly requirements and regulations.“The Office of Burden Reduction and Health Informatics will ensure...

Administrative Burden, CMS, Patients Over Paperwork, Regulations

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Industry appeals for 'common sense'

February 2, 2018Theresa Flaherty, Managing Editor

WASHINGTON - HME issues took center stage at the inaugural meeting of a new CMS focus group aimed at putting “Patients Over Paperwork.”The Provider Compliance Focus Group, which is expected to meet quarterly, discussed how reducing onerous regulations could help improve documentation compliance.“You can imagine we probably spoke up more than anyone else in the room,” said Kim Brummett, vice president of regulatory affairs for AAHomecare. “It's the same issues—we...

aahomecare, Home Medical Equipment, Patients Over Paperwork, The van Halem Group

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