CMS Requests Feedback Reducing Regulatory Burden

 CMS Requests Feedback Reducing Regulatory Burden – August 12.  On June 6, the Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services (CMS) issued a Request for Information (RFI) seeking new ideas from the public on how to reduce administrative and regulatory burden as part of the agency’s Patients over Paperwork initiative. CMS is especially seeking innovative ideas that broaden perspectives on potential solutions to relieve burden and ways to 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; and CMS processes for issuing regulations and policies.