The Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services (CMS) has issued a formal Request for Infomation from front-line healthcare professionals aimed at addressing the burden that paperwork has placed on a clinician's ability to properly care for his/her patients. The deadline for submitting comments is 5:00 pm on August 12, 2019.
As part of its continuing Patients over Paperwork initiative, CMS “has actively solicited feedback from the medical community through Requests for Information (RFIs), listening sessions, and clinical onsite engagements with front-line clinicians and staff to learn how our administrative requirements and processes affect their daily work and ability to innovate in care delivery.” This new RFI “solicits additional public comment on ideas for regulatory, subregulatory, policy, practice, and procedural changes that reduce unnecessary administrative burdens for clinicians, providers, patients and their families.”
Click this link to see the complete RFI and information on how to submit comments:
Request for Information; Reducing Administrative Burden To Put Patients Over Paperwork