Doctors Beg CMS For Relief From 'Storm' Of Regulations

Law360, New York (March 30, 2012, 7:16 PM EDT) -- Doctors pled with the Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services on Thursday to stagger compliance deadlines for a host of new regulations or delay imposing penalties, claiming regulations are threatening to bury their practices in red tape and expenses.

The American Medical Association told CMS that the medical profession was facing an “onslaught” of mandates and reporting requirements associated with new programs that are all being implemented at the same time. The group specifically cited several new programs, including electronic prescribing, electronic health records and the...
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