CMS Seeks Input on Ways to Reduce Administrative Burden

Posted on June 07, 2019

The Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services (CMS) recently released a request for information (RFI) asking for ideas to reduce the administrative burdens for healthcare providers and patients as part of its Patient over Paperwork Initiative. The CMS will publish the RFI in the June 11 Federal Register, with comments due Aug. 12. Specifically, the CMS seeks input on ways to relieve the administrative burden and improve:

  • Reporting and documentation requirements.
  • Coding and documentation requirements for Medicare or Medicaid payment.
  • Prior authorization procedures.
  • Policies and requirements for rural providers, clinicians and beneficiaries.
  • Policies and requirements for dually enrolled (i.e., Medicare and Medicaid) beneficiaries.
  • Beneficiary enrollment and eligibility determination.
  • CMS processes for issuing regulations and policies.

Additional information is available in the RFI on Reducing Administrative Burden to Put Patients over Paperwork and on the CMS Patients over Paperwork webpage.

The MHA encourages hospitals to review the RFI, provide input to the MHA by July 31 for the association’s comment letter, and submit comments to the CMS by Aug. 12. Members with questions should contact Vickie Kunz at the MHA.  

Tags: CMS, RFI, Patient over Paperwork Initiative

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