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  • Physicians Ask CMS to Cut Medicare Red Tape Modern Healthcare by Virgil Dickson—In response to a request by the Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services (CMS) to find ways to attract and retain Medicare providers, physicians say they want less red tape. Doctors are asking CMS to better synchronize policies for Medicare Advantage, Medicare fee-for-service, and accountable care organizations as a way to reduce their regulatory burden. The CMS requested the feedback in a 2018 Medicare Advantage rate notice. The agency asked for ideas on reforming rules related to benefit design, operations, and protecting the doctor-patient relationships in Medicare.

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