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CHA Submits Comments to CMS with Suggestions for Reducing Regulatory Burden

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CHA has submitted comments responding to the Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services (CMS) request for information on reducing regulatory burden on hospitals and other health care providers. As part of its Patients over Paperwork initiative, CMS seeks input on ways to alleviate unnecessary administrative burden and improve patient care.

Among other suggestions, CHA recommends that CMS improve its processes for developing and implementing revised conditions of participation (CoPs), including increased oversight of state survey agencies to eliminate variation in their interpretation of the CoPs. CHA also provides recommendations on policies to reduce administrative burdens on Medicaid supplemental payments in managed care, as well as a number of additional Medicare payment and policy requirements.  

Comments were due to CMS on Aug. 12.