Tuesday, May 10, 2016

Patient centered...medical billing???

In the May 10, 2016, Federal Register, CMS launches a proposal to solicit ideas to make medical billing in the U.S. easier to understand.  Article at HealthcareDive here.   The "challenge" co sponsored by AARP has its own webpage, here.   The Federal Register announcement is here (81 Fed Reg 27783).

There is an article on exactly the same topic - "Drowning in a Sea of Paperwork: Toward a More Patient Centered Billing System in the United States" - by Semigran et al. in the May 3, 2016 issue of Annals of Internal Medicine.  The Semigran article, though almost simultaneous, does not refer to the CMS/AARP effort.   See the article here.