For the second time in three days, the American Hospital Association (AHA) has provided President-elect Donald Trump with a list of requests for regulatory reforms to reduce bureaucratic red tape.
“The balance between flexibility in patient care and regulatory burden seems to have reached a tipping point,” the letter said. “The Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services (CMS) and other agencies of the Department of Health and Human Services (HHS) released 43 hospital-related proposed and final rules in the first 10 months of the year alone, comprising almost 21,000 pages of text. In addition to the sheer volume, the scope of changes required by the new regulations is beginning to outstrip the field’s ability to absorb them.”
The AHA suggested the following actions to reduce the burden on hospitals and patients resulting from regulations promulgated by the CMS:
Source: AHA; December 2, 2016.