CMS is requesting providers to submit information regarding their concerns, suggestions, and comments on the proposed changes to help patients. The deadline for providers to take part in this request is August 12th. For more information, read the information below.
There is so much talk in the medical community about the proposed “Patients over Paperwork” initiative that many providers have found themselves at a loss for what will happen next. Common questions surrounding this important topic include: What type of documentation changes will help reduce the amount of administrative burden our clinicians currently face? How will documentation changes affect their practice? How will this impact reimbursement? What does this mean for their patient interaction and day-to-day routine? Is there anyone I can talk to so that my concerns are heard?
In June of this year, CMS put out another request for information from providers to voice their concerns, suggestions, and comment on proposed changes. Do not delay however because the deadline for this round of comments closes on August 12th. Specific feedback that CMS is looking for can be found by visiting federalregister.gov, where you can also submit your comments. Your participation in this initiative does not have to stop with this RFI. CMS frequently releases opportunities for public comment to address specific areas of concerns and providers should prioritize to take advantage of these opportunities.