CMS seeks ideas to reduce administrative burden on physicians  

CMS is asking patients, families, providers and other healthcare stakeholders for ideas on how to reduce unnecessary paperwork and administrative burden for physicians.

The agency issued a request for information June 6 seeking ideas on prior authorization, reporting, documentation and coding, as well as policies and requirements for people in rural areas and people dually enrolled in Medicare and Medicaid.  

This is the second RFI in CMS' Patients over Paperwork initiative, which launched in 2017. It estimates the regulatory reforms created under this program will save 40 million hours of work and $5.7 billion through 2021.

Find more information about what CMS is looking for here and the official RFI here.


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