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CMS considers trimming medical care rulebook

Joe Mont | August 23, 2017

The Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services is hopping on the deregulatory bandwagon.

CMS is the Department of Health and Human Services agency that administers Medicare and other health insurance programs. In an Aug. 22 blog post on an agency webpage, Administrator Seema Verma touted rule reassessments.

“Our healthcare system is made up of a community of professionals who want to do good,” she wrote, recalling emergency responders who recently saved her husband’s life after an airport heart attack. “As the Administrator of CMS, I am inspired by this and feel compelled to do everything I can to support these caregivers. Our agency must make it easier for them to focus on doing the work that patients and families need them to do without causing them to be subject to excessive regulatory and administrative burden”

“That’s why in all of our recent proposed rules, CMS has asked healthcare providers for their thoughts on how... To get the full story, subscribe now.