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Patients Over Paperwork April Newsletter

Wednesday, April 17, 2019  
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Read the CMS Patients Over Paperwork April newsletter for updates about our work to reduce administrative burden and improve the customer experience for hospitals:

  • Human-centered design to incorporate hospital perspective
  • Local Coverage Determination (LCD) process
  • Recent policies and proposed rules

Highlights include:

  • A new tool to illustrate hospital burden: Complexity and Burden of Hospital Reporting Ecosystem Map
  • Final rules removed duplicative and costly measures from our quality programs and set a new direction for Medicare Accountable Care Organizations
  • Contractor Advisory Committee meetings which discuss LCD’s are now open to the public with minutes posted to your Medicare Administrative Contractor’s website
  • Proposed rules would support seamless and secure access, exchange, and use of electronic health information
  • A new podcast, CMS: Beyond the Policy highlights updates and changes to policies and programs in an easily accessible and conversational format
  • New Medicare Enrollment Application for physicians and non-physician practitioners


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