Question:

What is the point of the latest proposed rule from CMS that lifts what it calls “unnecessary” regulations?

Answer:

According to an announcement from the Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services (CMS), the primary points of the proposed rule are to “relieve the burden on healthcare providers by removing unnecessary, obsolete, or excessively burdensome Medicare compliance requirements for health care facilities.” The proposed rules includes potential changes for:

  • Conditions of participation and conditions for coverage
  • Emergency Preparedness policies
  • Hospitals
  • Critical access hospital, rural health centers, and federally qualified health centers
  • Ambulatory surgical centers
  • Transplant centers
  • Hospices
  • Comprehensive outpatient rehabilitation facilities
  • Community mental health centers
  • Portable x-ray services
  • Religious nonmedical health care institutions

The proposed rule can be found at https://s3.amazonaws.com/public-inspection.federalregister.gov/2018-19599.pdf.

Facebook
Twitter
LinkedIn
Email
Print

CPT® copyright 2021 American Medical Association (AMA). All rights reserved.

Fee schedules, relative value units, conversion factors and/or related components are not assigned by the AMA, are not part of CPT, and the AMA is not recommending their use. The AMA does not directly or indirectly practice medicine or dispense medical services. The AMA assumes no liability for data contained or not contained herein.

CPT is a registered trademark of the American Medical Association.