MedPage Today: Gov’t Interference is Hurting Docs, CMS Chief tells AMA

“Government interference has exacerbated the flaws in our healthcare system, but the Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services (CMS) is working to correct that, CMS administrator Seema Verma told the American Medical Association (AMA) House of Delegates here Monday.”

“Verma described the agency’s efforts to relieve the administrative burden on physicians, promote value-based care, and allow physicians to return to their core mission: Taking care of patients…”

“CMS is working to “untangle government regulations” through its “Patients Over Paperwork” Initiative…”

“At the same time, the CMS is exploring the potential for artificial intelligence to draw clinical data out of the electronic health record. “In an ideal world, doctors wouldn’t have to do much more than just press a button, and the system would generate quality data,” Verma said…” Read the full article here.

Source: Gov’t Interference Is Hurting Docs, CMS Chief Tells AMA – By Shannon Firth, June 11, 2019. MedPage Today.

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