Quality & Regulatory Affairs  |   January 2020
CMS Finalizes the Conditions of Participation Burden Reduction Rule
Author Affiliations
  • Grant C. Lynde, M.D., M.B.A.
    Chair, Committee on Quality Management & Departmental Administration
Article Information
Ambulatory Anesthesia / Coagulation and Transfusion / Gastrointestinal and Hepatic Systems / Hematologic System / Infectious Disease / Ophthalmologic Anesthesia / Patient Safety / Respiratory System / Quality Improvement / Quality & Regulatory Affairs
Quality & Regulatory Affairs   |   January 2020
CMS Finalizes the Conditions of Participation Burden Reduction Rule
ASA Monitor 1 2020, Vol.84, 40-41.
ASA Monitor 1 2020, Vol.84, 40-41.
Just days after his inauguration, President Trump signed an executive order directing federal agencies to review and eliminate regulations identified as unnecessary, obsolete or excessively burdensome. Since then, the administration and individual agencies within the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services (HHS) have pursued such policies. Programs like Patients Over Paperwork, the Meaningful Measures Initiative and an overall drive toward “burden reduction” have significantly refocused health care regulation.
The CMS Conditions of Participation (CoPs), including those for hospital, ambulatory and other settings, ensure that common health and safety standards are provided to patients receiving surgical, diagnostic and procedural care.
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