As the industry transitions from the fee-for-service model to value-based care, many providers are finding themselves struggling to straddle the divide. The shift away from volume has created many new administrative burdens that are handicapping providers’ ability to focus on patient care.
In an effort to alleviate these significant provider burdens, CMS recently sent out a request for information to various organizations—including the American Medical Group Association (AMGA) and Medical Group Management Association (MGMA)—on how they can better streamline the process.
AMGA proposed several reforms, saying in a statement that “[We have] recommended that [CMS] reform a number of regulations and policies to ensure they support providers’ ability to deliver care in value-based model … [including] detailed policy recommendations designed to reduce Medicare programs’ regulatory complexity so our member providers are better able to focus on providing the best possible patient care.”
The recommendations from the AMGA and MGMA include:…