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AMGA Endorses Standardized Quality Measure Set to Simplify Reporting

June 26, 2018 - The American Medical Group Association (AMGA) Board of Directors recently endorsed a set of 14 standardized quality measures as part of an effort to reduce the administrative burden associated with reporting requirements. The measure set is designed to reduce problems with duplicative measures and health data standardization. “AMGA members report hundreds of different quality...


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Senator Cassidy Blames Meaningful Use for High Cost of Care

by Kate Monica

Reducing administrative burden associated with federal regulation — particularly the meaningful use program — may help to significantly cut unnecessary healthcare costs, according to a new white paper released by Senator Bill...

CMS Efforts to Cut Administrative Burden Still Need Improvement

by Kate Monica

In the wake of discouraging reports highlighting the negative effects of strict federal regulation and EHR use, CMS has pushed administrative burden reduction to the top of its agenda. In 2017, CMS Administrator Seema Verma introduced a...

CMS Rural Health Strategy Plan Leverages Meaningful Measures

by Kate Monica

A newly-announced CMS Rural Health Strategy leverages the Meaningful Measures initiative to reduce administrative burden and avoid the unintended consequences of federal policy on rural providers. The Rural Health Strategy also aims to...

CMS Working to Change Status Quo of High Administrative Burden

by Kate Monica

CMS is currently taking steps to reduce the high level of administrative burden and excessive reporting requirements detracting from clinicians’ ability to focus on patient care, CMS Administrator Seema Verma told attendees at...

Early Praise for CMS Proposed Rule to Promote Interoperability

by Kate Monica

As part of a new proposed rule, CMS is re-naming the meaningful use program “Promoting Interoperability” to reflect the federal agency’s focus on improving health data exchange and reducing administrative burden on...

CMS to Prioritize Health IT Innovation, Regulatory Relief

by Kate Monica

This year CMS will prioritize health IT innovation and regulatory relief for clinical documentation, according to CMS Administrator Seema Verma. Verma discussed the federal agency’s 2018 goals with AHA President and CEO Rick Pollack...

CMS Issues List of 32 Clinical Quality Measures for Consideration

by Kate Monica

CMS recently released a list of 32 clinical quality measures under consideration (MUC) as part of its Meaningful Measures initiative, which is designed to whittle down the number of quality measures to those most critical. “CMS is...

Meaningful Measures Initiative to Focus on Care Quality Measures

by Kate Monica

CMS Administrator Seema Verma announced a new approach to care quality metrics that will only involve evaluating core issues most vital to high-quality care delivery and improved patient outcomes called Meaningful Measures. Verma...

Specialist Physicians Counter Call for Eliminating MIPS

by Kate Monica

Members of the Alliance of Specialty Medicine recently submitted a letter to Medicare Payment Advisory Committee (MedPAC) Chairman Francis J. Crosson, MD, arguing CMS should improve the Merit-Based Incentive Payment System (MIPS) rather...

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