ASCRS ASOA seeks to advocate for regulatory changes that will alleviate the administrative burden on practices, so that physicians can focus on providing high-quality care to patients.Issue Brief
How it Impacts You
For several years, regulatory agencies, such as the Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services (CMS), have implemented programs that increase the time spent, documentation necessary, and administrative costs to practices. In response to the Trump Administration’s initiative to reduce regulatory burden across all sectors of the economy, ASCRS ASOA and the medical community have identified several key areas where CMS could take steps to reduce the burden on physicians and practices. In October 2017, CMS announced a new “Patients Over Paperwork” initiative to implement these recommended reforms, beginning with the 2018 final rules for the Quality Payment Program (QPP), Physician Fee Schedule, and ASC Payment. Burden relief continues to be a key element in the Administration’s regulatory agenda.