Doctors Would Like Trump To Reduce Paperwork Without Cutting Their Pay

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In a rare showing of support for a Trump administration healthcare policy, 150 medical groups praised a White House effort to ease “documentation requirements”  but they don’t want billing codes so simple they cut doctor pay.

The Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services (CMS) has introduced a “Patients Over Paperwork” initiative as part of the administration’s proposed 2019 Medicare physician payment rule, which establishes regulations and fee schedules for hundreds of thousands of doctors. CMS says the effort is part of an over-arching White House promise to cut red tape and to “reduce burdensome regulations.”