HHS Says Providers Will Save $3.4B Under Red Tape Overhaul

Law360, New York (February 4, 2013, 7:33 PM EST) -- In its latest response to complaints of heavy-handed oversight, the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services said Monday that it's dialing back regulations that hospitals, clinics and other providers face under Medicare and Medicaid, potentially saving $3.4 billion over five years.

One of the most significant elements of the initiative, which is part of a larger campaign against unnecessary red tape ordered by President Barack Obama, would do away with a mandate that hospital governing boards contain at least one member of the medical staff....
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