2018 Dec 27, 8:03am
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Secretary Azar issued the following statement:“America’s healthcare system has to change, and President Trump’s Administration recognizes that. This payment proposal takes important steps toward a Medicare system that puts patients in charge of their care and allows them to receive the quality and price information needed to drive competition and increase value.“The rule also solicits feedback on further bold actions, which will be necessary to disrupt our existing system and deliver real value for healthcare consumers. Through boosting interoperability and maximizing the promise of health IT, promoting price and quality transparency, pioneering new models, and removing government burdens, we are going to move toward a system that provides better care for Americans at a lower cost.”CMS’s proposed policy changes include: Requiring hospitals to post their standard list of prices on the Internet and in a machine-readable format, rather than just being required to make them available in some form Focusing the Electronic Health Record Incentive Program on promoting interoperability, to allow patients to control their records and access them in a usable format Eliminating duplicative. overly burdensome, or out-of-date quality measures through the “Meaningful Measures” initiativeCMS also issued a Request for Information soliciting comment on new ways to: Stop “surprise billing” by providers
Hospitals are already required to disclose prices publicly, but this change will put that information online in a machine-readable format that can be easily processed by computers.
*None* of the mainstream media mentions that this is an initiative from the Trump administration. It would conflict with "Orange man bad", which is all they ever report.
Similar to the 10 % raise " he " is giving to the military. When he supports allowing medicare to negotiate with the drug companies, let me know. BTW he said during the election he supported just that and he keeps all his promises or so I have been informed on this very web site. I guess he is too busy tring to get the beaners to pay for his wall to bother with drug prices, sad.
. I guess he is too busy tring to get the beaners to pay for his wall to bother with drug prices, sad.