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Industry Voices—3 ways healthcare providers can take advantage of CMS’ reduced burdens

February 04, 2019 / Larry Lacombe

It goes without saying that both regulation and accreditation are crucial to ensuring that healthcare providers and facilities uphold nationwide standards in patient care. While both hold healthcare providers accountable to their patients and community, strengthen patient safety and measure quality and safety of care, federal regulations require a great deal of physicians’ time—not to mention the looming penalties they could face if they fall short. In fact, 81% of U.S. physicians in four common specialties reported that they spend more time and effort dealing with quality measures than three years ago, according to a recent report from Health Affairs. Only 27% of those surveyed said current measures represent the quality of care they provide. Ensuring that healing environments are meeting and exceeding standards of patient care should not be a burden. CMS recently launched its “Patients Over Paperwork” initiative to identify what stakeholders consider burdensom...